The French hate themselves more than we do

The French have a lower opinion of themselves than Americans do, as reported by Reuters:

The French dislike themselves even more than the Americans dislike them, according to an opinion poll published on Friday.

The survey of six nations, carried out for the International Herald Tribune daily and France 24 TV station, said 44 percent of French people thought badly of themselves against 38 percent of U.S. respondents who had a negative view of the French.

Only 14 percent of Germans, 25 percent of Italians, 29 percent of Spaniards and 33 percent of Britons had a negative view of the French, according to the Harris/Novatris poll, which questioned more than 1,000 people in each country.

Read the full results at the link above. Thanks to Jay Nordlinger of NRO for pointing out this story.

Not terribly surprising, really, when you consider the French devotion to good taste, eh?

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