(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Fewer people in the United States are concerned about their lives being suddenly affected by a terrorist attack, according to a poll by Opinion Research Corporation released by CNN. 39 per cent of respondents are very or somewhat worried about themselves or someone in their family becoming a victim of terrorism, down five points since March.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many American adults support their country’s presence in Afghanistan but question its success so far, according to a poll by Opinion Research Corporation released by CNN. 56 per cent of respondents approve of the U.S. military action in Afghanistan, and 58 per cent believe neither side is winning the conflict.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Almost two-thirds of people in Spain want a political party allegedly tied to separatist armed group Basque Motherland and Liberty (ETA) to be outlawed, according to a poll by Instituto Opina released by Cadena Ser. 64.6 per cent of respondents support a ban on the Basque National Action (ANV) party.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Few adults in the Netherlands are satisfied with their government’s rationale to extend the Dutch military mission in Afghanistan until August 2010, according to a poll by TNS Nipo released by RTL. 24 per cent of respondents agree with the decision, while 43 per cent disagree and 31 per cent have no strong feelings either way.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Japanese adults are divided on whether their country should participate in the Afghanistan fuelling assistance mission, according to a poll by Asahi. 44 per cent of respondents support the engagement, while 44 per cent are opposed.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The majority of people in the Netherlands think their country’s troops serving in Afghanistan will not return home in two years when the current mission is set to expire, according to a poll by Maurice de Hond. 59 per cent of respondents think there will not be a definite withdrawal of Dutch troops on the set date.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Adults in the United States are divided in their assessment of their country’s security situation, according to a poll by YouGov/Polimetrix published in The Economist. 39 per cent of respondents think the U.S. is safer than in 2001, 30 per cent believe it is about as safe as then, and 26 per cent say it is less safe now.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – A large majority of adults in the United States believe collusion is responsible for recent fuel hikes, according to a poll by Scripps Howard News Service and Ohio University. 80 per cent of respondents think it is likely that oil companies are conspiring to keep gasoline prices high.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Two-thirds of adults in Turkey hold an unfavourable opinion of the United States, according to a nine-country poll conducted by Angus Reid Strategies for Maclean’s. 66 per cent of respondents in Turkey think the U.S. is the greatest threat to global stability. In Israel, 52 per cent of respondents believe Iran is the biggest global menace.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – While many adults in the Netherlands are in favour of their country’s engagement in Afghanistan, few believe the mission is going well, according to a poll by Maurice de Hond. 51 per cent of respondents support the Dutch mission, but only 28 per cent think it is proceeding successfully.