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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

French Decry U.S.

PARIS () -- Many French think U.S. television programs, movies and fast food are changing France for the worse, and their resentment is rising, a new poll shows.


Sixty-eight percent of respondents said American TV programs were having an "excessive" impact, according to the Louis Harris poll released Wednesday for the magazine Le Point.


In a similar Harris survey in October 1984, only 45 percent thought so.


Fifty-seven percent had the same opinion of Hollywood movies, up sharply from 36 percent in 1984. And while only 9 percent resented American cuisine 12 years ago, 35 percent do today despite the success of McDonald's fast food and Tex-Mex restaurants in France.