Ten Years On: American Public Opinion on the War in Iraq

… The 2012 Chicago Council Survey found that the legacy of the war in Iraq (and Afghanistan) appears to be strongly shaping the American public’s views of international engagement. …

The 2012 Chicago Council Survey, as well as long- term trends from ABC News/Washington Post, show a majority of Americans say that the war in Iraq was not worth fighting . . . . There was only a brief period from April 2003 up to the summer of 2004 when more favored than opposed the war. From then until December 2004 the public was divided; after December, the war never mustered majority support.

Most significant, the prevailing view is that these military actions have not made the United States safer from terrorism. [cont.]

Craig Kafura, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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