Public opinion of Americans on whether the war in Afghanistan was worth fighting 2013

This survey shows the opinion of Americans on the question whether the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting, considering the cost to United States versus the benefits, from February 2007 to July 2013. As of July 2013, only 28 percent of Americans think that the war in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) has been worth fighting for.

Do you think the war in Afghanistan has been worth fighting?

Worth fightingNot worth fightingNo opinion
Jul '1328%67%5%
Mar '1339%56%5%
Apr '1230%66%4%
Mar '1235%60%5%
Jun '1143%54%3%
Mar '1131%64%5%
Dec '1034%60%5%
Jul '1043%53%4%
Jun '1044%53%3%
Apr '1045%52%3%
Dec '0952%44%4%
Nov '0944%52%4%
Oct '0947%49%4%
Sep '0946%51%3%
Aug '0947%51%3%
Jul '0951%45%4%
Mar '0956%41%4%
Feb '0950%47%3%
Dec '0855%39%5%
Jul '0851%45%4%
Feb '0756%41%3%
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Sources

Release date

July 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 2007 to July 2013

Number of respondents

About 1,000 each survey

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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