Washington, D.C. - The Ipsos Global @dvisor data on autonomous weapons
systems (AWS) was released today, focusing on a global reaction the use of these weapons in
war. The key findings of the study are below.
- Russia (69%) and Peru (67%) top the list of least supportive countries, closely followed by
Spain (66%) and Argentina (66%).
- The most supportive countries include India (60%), China (47%) and the US (34%).
- Among global respondents, men (29%) were significantly more likely to support the use of
AWS than women (20%).
- In the US, this difference is even more significant with 45% of men supporting the use of
AWS versus 23% of women.
- Similarly, nearly three in ten global respondents under 35 were supportive of using these
weapons (29%), while only 18% of respondents 50-64 supported their use.
- Again, this difference is even more significant in the US. Among US respondents under 35,
41% support using AWS compared to 28% of US respondents age 50-64.
The data topline is available for download on the right side of the page.
The survey instrument is conducted monthly in 25 countries around the world via the
Ipsos Online Panel system. The countries reporting herein are Argentina, Belgium, Mexico,
Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary, Australia,
Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, Peru and the
United States of America.
For the results of the survey presented herein, an international sample of 11,500 adults
aged 18-64 in the US, Israel and Canada, and age 16-64 in all other countries, were
interviewed. Approximately 1000+ individuals participated on a country by country basis via
the Ipsos Online Panel with the exception of Argentina, Belgium, Hungary, Israel, Malta,
Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey,
where each have a sample approximately 500+. The precision of Ipsos online polls are
calculated using a credibility interval with a poll of 1,000 accurate to +/- 3.5 percentage points
and of 500 accurate to +/- 5.0 percentage points. For more information on the Ipsos use of
credibility intervals, please visit the Ipsos website.
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