Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Afghanistan
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Washington, DC - A Reuters-Ipsos online poll released March 14th, 2012 shows that American support for the war in Afghanistan remains low in the wake of the shooting spree by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan.
- 40% of respondents say that this incident has made them less supportive of the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan.
- 61% believe the US should immediately bring home the troops.
- 87% of respondents have heard of the shooting.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from March 12th – 13th, 2012. For the survey, a sample of
1,061 Americans was interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, ethnicity and a political values scale. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a
percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of a per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
More data and full technical details are available in the topline document attached.
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Research Director, Public Sector Practice
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