Assume, for a moment, that the U.S. goes to war in Iraq. What's your view on the following questions that swirl around such a scenario? As always, this is an unscientific survey, since anyone who wishes to can participate. With that caveat, please tell us what you think.
How justified will the U.S., Britain, and Spain be to attack Iraq without the explicit approval of the U.N. Security Council?
Justified enough to go war
Not very justified
Not justified at all
Which of the following reasons that the Bush Administration has given for going to war do you think makes the most sense? (Please choose one):
To find and destroy Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction
To ensure U.S. access to Middle East oil
To liberate the Iraqi people from the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein
To prevent terrorism against the U.S.
To force regime change
How likely do you think it is that another month or two of U.N.
inspections would achieve the objective you chose in the previous question?
Neither more likely or less
Not likely at all
Once the war is concluded, how important do you think it will be for the U.S. to provide the world with a full accounting of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction?
Not very important
How long can war go on before you'll feel that it's taking too long?
A few days
A few weeks
Two months or more
Six months or more
How many U.S. and British soldiers can be killed in the war before you'll feel that casualties are too high?
How many Iraqi civilians can be killed in the war before you'll feel that too many have died?
Do you think the war will make terrorism in the U.S.:
Much less likely
Neither less nor more likely
Much more likely
How prepared do you think the Bush Administration is to intercept/head off terrorism in the U.S.?
Not prepared enough
What's an acceptable amount for the U.S. to spend on the war?
No more than $10 billion
No more than $50 billion
No more than $100 billion
No more than $200 billion
More than $200 billion
Once the war is over, how long should the U.S. maintain an occupational force in Iraq?
Less than six months
Up to one year
Up to two years
Up to three years
Up to four years
More than four years
Over the long term, what effect do you think a non-U.N.-sanctioned war in Iraq will have on relations between the U.S. and its allies including France, Germany, Russia, and China that now oppose the Bush Administration's desire to attack? Relations between the U.S. and its allies will:
Over the long term, what effect do you think a war in Iraq will have on relations between Americans and citizens of other countries? Relations between the two will:
Up to this point, how would you rate the Bush Administration's handling of the Iraqi crisis?
Not very good
In his public comments on the Iraq crisis, President Bush frequently mentions his religion. How instrumental do you think his Christian beliefs are in his decision to attack or not? His beliefs are:
A major factor in favor or an attack
Some factor in favor of an attack
A neutral factor
Some factor against an attack
A major factor against an attack
Taking into account everything you know about the Iraq crisis, do you feel that a war at this time is:
Assuming that the U.S. prevails quickly in Iraq, do you think the effect on the U.S. economy will be:
If the U.S. prevails quickly in Iraq, what would the effect be on your spending plans for the next six months? Would you:
Be likely to spend a lot more
Be likely to spend somewhat more
Not change your spending plans
Be likely to spend somewhat less
Be likely to spend a lot less
If the U.S. prevails quickly in Iraq, what effect would it have on your investing plans? Would you:
Be very likely to buy stocks
Be somewhat likely to buy stocks
Not change your investing plans
Be somewhat less likely to buy stocks
Be much less likely to buy stocks
Do you live:
In the U.S.
In another country
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