Support and opposition regarding U.S. ground forces in the fight against ISIS 2014

The statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in 2014 in the United States about the deployment of ground forces following failure to stop ISIS with airstrikes. In 2014, 57 percent of respondents stated that they would oppose sending in ground forces to fight ISIS.

United States: If airstrikes fail to stop ISIS, would you oppose or support sending in ground troops?

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Release date

January 2015


United States

Survey time period

November 14- 19, 2014

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source worded the question as follows: "If airstrikes aren't enough to stop ISIS, would you favor or oppose sending U.S. ground troops to Iraq to fight against ISIS?"
The percentage does not add up to 100 percent due to figures for "no answer/ no opinion" not provided by the source.

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