U.S. citizens' assessment of the Iraq war

This statistic relates to the opinion of U.S. citizens on the long term effects of the Iraq war. 42 percent of respondents believe that the Iraq war will be viewed, in the long term, as a a total success or mostly successful.

How do you think the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent developments will be judged in the long term?

Proportion of surveyed U.S. citizens
Total success / mostly a success42%
Total failure / mostly a failure53%
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Source

Release date

August 2010

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 5-8, 2010

Number of respondents

1,013 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. citizens

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

This survey question was asked with the following wording: "In the long run, how do you think history will judge the U.S. invasion and subsequent involvement in Iraq - as [Rotated: a total success for the United States, mostly successful, mostly a failure, (or as) a total failure for the United States]? " The source doesn't give any information regarding the missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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