Should U.S. attack Iran?
As debate heats up over Iran’s nuclear program, is it for peaceful purposes or is it for development of a nuclear weapon, we wanted to know your views on what should be done about it. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, do you believe the U.S. should take military action against Iran if that is required to prevent Iran from developing its own nuclear weapon? Americans responded with 48% saying yes, 35% said no, 18% did not have an opinion.
Republicans led the way calling for an attack if needed with 63% saying yes, 20% said no, 17% offered no opinion. A majority of Democrats, 52% were against military action against Iran, 29% were for it if needed, 18% had no opinion. Among Independents, 48% supported military action if needed, 35% did not, 17% had no opinion.
Men and women differed somewhat on the question. A majority of men, 54% said they believe the U.S. should take military action if needed, 35% did not, 11% did not have an opinion. Women differed slightly with 42% saying they believed the U.S. should take action against Iran if needed, 35% did not, 24% did not have an opinion.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,133 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 15, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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