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40% Think U.S. Should Do More to Rescue Nigerian Schoolgirls

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The plight of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic terrorists has captured the attention of the American public, with voters much more supportive of helping rescue the girls than they are of further U.S. involvement in Ukraine or Syria.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. government should do more to help rescue the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Twenty-seven percent (27%) oppose further U.S. involvement, while 33% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 12, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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