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(06/22/03) -

Invasion Of Iraq Wrong In Worldwide Poll

(CPOD) Jun. 22, 2003 – A majority of people in 11 countries believe the war in Iraq was unjustified, according to a poll conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation for the program “What The World Thinks Of America.” On average, 56 per cent of respondents say the United States was wrong to invade Iraq.

(CPOD) Jun. 22, 2003 – A majority of people in 11 countries believe the war in Iraq was unjustified, according to a poll conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation for the program “What The World Thinks Of America.” On average, 56 per cent of respondents say the United States was wrong to invade Iraq.

Sentiments about the war varied among the polled countries. 79 per cent of Israeli respondents agree with the invasion, but more than 80 per cent of Russians and Jordanians say the war was wrong.

Respondents see the U.S. as an arrogant nation, but also acknowledge the country is friendly, religious and free.

Polling Data

Do you think America was right or wrong to invade Iraq?

Right

Wrong

Average

37%

56%

Israel

79%

16%

United States

74%

23%

Australia

54%

38%

Great Britain

54%

38%

Canada

44%

47%

France

30%

63%

South Korea

21%

71%

Brazil

18%

75%

Indonesia

15%

75%

Russia

10%

81%

Jordan

7%

89%


Which of the following best describes America?
(All countries)

Humble

Arrogant

15%

65%

Friendly

Antagonistic

47%

33%

United

Divided

54%

34%

Free

Unfree

73%

19%

Religious

Not religious

50%

34%


Source: BBC
Methodology: Interviews to 11,000 people, conducted during May and June 2003, in Australia (Roy Morgan Research), Brazil (LPM Research F2F), Canada (Leger Marketing), France (IPSOS Opinion), Indonesia (Synovate), Israel (PORI), Jordan (IPSOS Stat), South Korea (ORC International), Russia (Russian Research & F2F), United Kingdom (ICM) and United States (IPSOS Reid). No margin of error was provided.