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Toplines - Afghanistan - September 23-24, 2009

National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 23-24, 2009 By Rasmussen Reports
Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment
Adults Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $20K $20K-$40K $40K-$60K $60K-$75K $75K-$100K $100K+ Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other
Concerned That Afghanistan Will Become Another Viet Nam? Very concerned 38% 37% 39% 51% 29% 31% 38% 42% 60% 31% 43% 38% 37% 39% 45% 34% 48% 29% 37% 41% 31% 43% 59% 43% 32% 31% 23% 30% 30% 45% 53% 39% 28% 44% 40%
Somewhat concerned 28% 26% 30% 19% 31% 27% 26% 36% 11% 29% 26% 31% 27% 34% 24% 24% 31% 28% 28% 28% 26% 29% 19% 27% 36% 30% 32% 28% 34% 22% 20% 22% 28% 35% 28%
Not very concerned 19% 23% 15% 16% 16% 29% 23% 12% 20% 24% 12% 16% 22% 11% 6% 25% 13% 21% 21% 14% 24% 15% 4% 20% 20% 20% 34% 25% 21% 17% 12% 25% 29% 12% 8%
Not at all concerned 6% 7% 5% 3% 10% 9% 5% 4% 0% 9% 5% 5% 6% 8% 8% 8% 3% 8% 6% 6% 8% 5% 6% 4% 4% 7% 9% 7% 6% 7% 11% 5% 4% 3% 13%
Not sure 9% 7% 11% 12% 13% 4% 7% 7% 9% 6% 15% 10% 8% 8% 17% 8% 5% 14% 8% 11% 11% 8% 11% 6% 8% 12% 2% 10% 9% 9% 4% 9% 11% 6% 11%
Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment
Adults Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $20K $20K-$40K $40K-$60K $60K-$75K $75K-$100K $100K+ Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other
How Important For US To Capture or Kill bin Laden? Very important 51% 49% 52% 55% 47% 53% 51% 48% 51% 49% 59% 50% 52% 48% 46% 65% 45% 43% 53% 46% 53% 49% 73% 54% 50% 45% 39% 45% 44% 57% 48% 31% 56% 53% 60%
Somewhat important 25% 25% 25% 22% 24% 26% 28% 27% 23% 26% 21% 27% 28% 21% 16% 21% 28% 26% 26% 25% 19% 30% 10% 26% 34% 26% 36% 21% 33% 19% 24% 36% 22% 27% 19%
Not very important 11% 13% 10% 6% 12% 16% 13% 11% 6% 15% 6% 11% 10% 15% 15% 6% 13% 15% 11% 13% 14% 10% 3% 15% 10% 16% 17% 16% 14% 9% 18% 13% 13% 9% 7%
Not at all important 5% 5% 5% 11% 7% 1% 3% 2% 11% 4% 10% 3% 5% 5% 7% 4% 6% 5% 6% 3% 7% 3% 1% 1% 3% 10% 5% 16% 5% 4% 6% 8% 5% 2% 5%
Not sure 8% 7% 8% 7% 9% 5% 5% 12% 10% 7% 4% 9% 6% 10% 16% 4% 8% 11% 5% 14% 6% 9% 12% 4% 3% 4% 3% 3% 4% 11% 4% 12% 4% 9% 9%
Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment
Adults Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $20K $20K-$40K $40K-$60K $60K-$75K $75K-$100K $100K+ Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other
Should US Send More Troops to Afghanistan? Yes 37% 46% 29% 31% 27% 52% 42% 37% 31% 50% 31% 28% 38% 38% 29% 53% 27% 33% 42% 27% 35% 39% 32% 32% 44% 39% 44% 39% 45% 31% 43% 46% 38% 30% 32%
No 40% 32% 48% 51% 44% 33% 36% 36% 56% 27% 48% 48% 40% 38% 46% 26% 54% 38% 39% 43% 45% 37% 42% 52% 35% 49% 32% 42% 37% 43% 44% 34% 37% 48% 41%
Not sure 23% 22% 23% 18% 29% 15% 23% 28% 14% 23% 21% 24% 22% 24% 25% 20% 19% 29% 19% 30% 20% 24% 26% 16% 21% 12% 25% 19% 19% 26% 13% 20% 25% 22% 27%
Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment
Adults Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $20K $20K-$40K $40K-$60K $60K-$75K $75K-$100K $100K+ Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other
Which Country's Stability is More Important to National Security? Afghanistan 24% 31% 17% 26% 29% 27% 20% 16% 49% 26% 5% 20% 24% 27% 19% 31% 18% 22% 25% 20% 25% 22% 19% 26% 32% 24% 17% 27% 24% 23% 25% 25% 33% 14% 16%
Pakistan 38% 45% 31% 41% 34% 40% 39% 34% 41% 46% 42% 28% 38% 34% 41% 34% 44% 33% 39% 35% 36% 39% 31% 31% 37% 55% 49% 48% 44% 32% 48% 42% 34% 37% 35%
Not sure 39% 24% 52% 33% 37% 33% 41% 51% 10% 28% 53% 52% 39% 38% 40% 34% 38% 45% 35% 46% 39% 39% 50% 43% 32% 21% 34% 25% 32% 45% 26% 33% 33% 48% 49%
Total Gender Age <40> Race Party Married Children at Home Income Investor Employment
Adults Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < Men Men 40+ < Wom Wom 40+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Married Non Married Yes No Under $20K $20K-$40K $40K-$60K $60K-$75K $75K-$100K $100K+ Yes No Gov't Entrepreneur Prvt. Co. Retired Other
Likely Al Qaeda Will Return to Afghanistan is Taliban Take Power? Very likely 69% 74% 64% 57% 72% 76% 73% 64% 58% 78% 57% 66% 72% 63% 54% 79% 61% 67% 75% 55% 73% 66% 63% 68% 72% 68% 79% 84% 77% 62% 61% 78% 75% 66% 56%
Somewhat likely 12% 11% 12% 18% 11% 13% 8% 9% 20% 9% 16% 11% 13% 8% 9% 9% 17% 9% 9% 17% 8% 14% 12% 19% 11% 19% 10% 3% 12% 12% 19% 5% 13% 9% 17%
Not very likely 4% 6% 3% 6% 3% 4% 4% 6% 13% 5% 0% 4% 3% 8% 11% 2% 7% 4% 4% 7% 3% 6% 4% 5% 6% 5% 6% 3% 2% 7% 9% 2% 4% 7% 3%
Not at all likely 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Not sure 15% 8% 20% 19% 14% 7% 14% 20% 10% 8% 27% 19% 12% 21% 25% 10% 15% 20% 12% 21% 16% 13% 20% 9% 11% 8% 6% 10% 10% 19% 11% 15% 9% 16% 25%