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Toplines - Which Countries Would US Defend - September 3-6, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 3-6, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Sometimes, when a country is attacked, the United States provides military assistance to help defend that country. Now, I’m going to read you a short list of countries. For each, please tell me if the United States should offer military assistance to defend that country if it is attacked?

France

45% Yes, the U.S. should defend France if it’s attacked

37% No

18% Not sure

2* Israel

59% Yes, the U.S. should defend Israel

29% No

12% Not sure

3* Mexico

59% Yes, the U.S. should defend Mexico

28% No

13% Not sure

4* Japan

46% Yes, the U.S. should defend Japan

41% No

13% Not sure

5* Okay, Germany….if Germany is attacked should the United States offer military assistance to defend Germany?

53% Yes

33% No

14% Not sure

6* Great Britain

73% Yes, the U.S. should defend Great Britain

18% No

10% Not sure

7* Canada

78% Yes, the U.S. should defend Canada

16% No

6% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence