(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many adults in the United States believe Saddam Hussein should be executed, according to a six-country poll by Harris Interactive for France 24 and Le Monde. 82 per cent of respondents in the U.S. support enforcing the death sentence on the deposed Iraqi leader.
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- Many adults in Germany are content with the conclusion of Saddam Hussein’s trial, according to a poll by Forsa released by Stern and RTL. 59 per cent of respondents agree with the verdict.
- Fewer adults in New Zealand are expressing satisfaction with their prime minister, according to a poll by TNS released by TV3. 53 per cent of respondents rate Helen Clark’s performance in a positive light, down five points since August.
- Mexican adults are split on whether the death penalty should be used in their country, according to a poll by Parametra. 44 per cent of respondents disapprove of the death penalty, while 38 per cent are in favour of it.
- Many Poles are happy with their country’s accession into the European Union (EU), according to a poll by TNS OBOP. 72 per cent of respondents rate Poland’s membership in the EU as positive.
- Salvadoran adults hold differing views on the best way to curb unlawful activity, according to a poll by CID-Gallup published in El Diario de Hoy. 29 per cent of respondents support deploying the army to fight criminals, while 24 per cent would prefer to enact tougher punishments.
- Support for Alan Garca fell slightly in Peru, according to a poll by Apoyo published in El Comercio. 58 per cent of respondents approve of their president’s performance, down five points since August.
- The opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) is the top political organization in the country, according to a Newspoll published in The Australian. 41 per cent of respondents would vote for the ALP in the next legislative election, while 39 per cent would support the governing Coalition of Liberals and Nationals.
- Many adults in Indonesia think some elements of sharia or Islamic law should be abandoned, according to a poll by the Indonesian Survey Circle. 77.3 per cent of respondents are opposed to cutting the hand of a thief, and 77 per cent reject making women wear traditional head scarves.
- Adults in Brazil think capital punishment should be put into practice in their country, according to a poll by Datafolha published in Folha de Sao Paulo. 51 per cent of respondents would vote to reinstate the death penalty in a referendum, while 42 per cent would not.