National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 3-6, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports
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?
45% Yes, the U.S. should defend France if it’s attacked
59% Yes, the U.S.
should defend Israel
12% Not sure
59% Yes, the U.S. should defend Mexico
46% Yes, the U.S. should defend Japan
5* Okay, Germany….if Germany
is attacked should the United States
offer military assistance to defend Germany?
6* Great Britain
73% Yes, the U.S.
should defend Great Britain
78% Yes, the U.S.
should defend Canada
6% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3
percentage points with a 95% level of confidence