Public opinion and intervention in Syria: 60 years of Gallup polling on U.S. military actions

Public opinion polls have shown that the U.S. public has been consistently wary about military intervention in Syria. … So how does the current sentiment of U.S. residents compare with public sentiment on the eve of — or at key turning points during — prior conflicts? The results can provide a useful historical perspective on public opinion on armed interventions by the United States.

The following are snapshots of U.S. public opinion about the country’s participation in conflicts across the past 60 years — from the Korean War to the air campaign in Libya — through the lens of Gallup polls. [cont.]

Leighton Walter Kille, Journalist’s Resource

Recent polls: Syria