Opinion USA

Poll: 27% of Americans support the war in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Only 27% of Americans still support the war in Afghanistan, down ten points compared to spring 2011, according to a poll released by the GfK and The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Sixty-six percent of respondents are opposed to the conflict, 40% “strongly” opposed. A year ago, 37% of Americans supported the war. They were 46% in 2010. Eight percent of respondents support “strongly” the war in the poll released Wednesday.

Moreover, 27% of Americans believe the death of the leader of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has increased the terrorist threat. Thirty-one percent believe the opposite, while 38% said it had no effect.

For 48% of respondents, the presence of U.S. troops in Afghanistan is helping the country become a stable democracy, while 36% say the opposite. The United States announced a withdrawal of combat troops by the end of 2014.


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