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LATEST SURVEYUSA POLLING HOLDS HOPE FOR IRAQ, BUT NOT FOR LARGER REGION
A Democratic Iraq? One Day - Peace in Middle East? Never
VERONA, NJ - April 15, 2003 /Send2Press/ -- A majority of Americans think Iraq
will have a stable, Democratic government in 3 years or less, according to a
series of public opinion polls just completed by SurveyUSA. But the same
Americans, when asked when there will be peace in the Middle East, are much less
optimistic. A majority answer, "never."
SurveyUSA interviewed 500 representative adults in each of 22 separate
metropolitan areas. Results of the surveys, completed April 7, appear at
SurveyUSA's website, www.surveyusa.com.
In Atlanta, for example, 63% of adults say Iraq will have a stable Democratic
government in 3 years or less (23% say it will take 1 year; 24% say 2 years; 16%
say 3 years). When the same respondents are asked how long until there is peace
in the Middle East, 50% say "never" (6% say 1 year; 8% say 2 years; 8% say 3
years; 26% say 4 or more years; 50% say never). SurveyUSA polling conducted for
In Pittsburgh, 64% say Iraq will be stable in 3 years or less (19% say 1 year;
29% say 2 years; 16% say 3 years). But 56% say peace in the Middle East will
happen "never" (3% say 1 year; 6% say 2 years; 7% say 3 years; 26% say 4 or more
years; 56% say never). SurveyUSA polling conducted for KDKA-TV.
In Knoxville, 58% say there will "never" be peace, in polling for WBIR-TV. In
Denver, 53% say there will "never" be peace, in polling for KUSA-TV.
Americans do not want France, Russia and Germany to have a say in how the new
government of Iraq is set up, according to a separate series of 21 SurveyUSA
polls completed on April 11. Americans overwhelmingly want Great Britain, Iraq
and the United States to have a say.
In Tampa, for example, just 14% of adults say France should have a voice in a
new Iraq, 17% say Germany should have a voice, 19% say Russia should have a
voice. By contrast, 82% say Great Britain should have a voice, 91% say the
United States should have a voice, and 93% say the Iraqi people should have a
voice. SurveyUSA polling conducted for WFLA-TV.
In St. Louis, just 15% say France should have a voice, 18% say Germany should
have a voice, and 14% say Russia should have a voice. By contrast, 75% say Great
Britain should have a voice, 88% say the United States should have a voice, 92%
say the Iraqi people should have a voice. SurveyUSA polling conducted for
SurveyUSA is the nation's largest media pollster. SurveyUSA conducts scientific
opinion polls and market research under long-term contract for 50 TV news
Polls cited herein were conducted by telephone of 500 representative adults from
each TV station's viewing are (defined by Nielsen Media Research as the
"Designated Market Area," or DMA). Margin of error for each survey: 4.5%.
Selected Iraq results are posted at SurveyUSA's website.
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