48% Say Iraqi Prison Abuse Isolated Event
29% Believe Abuse is Fairly Widespread
Nine-out-of-ten Americans have read, seen, or heard news stories about the abuse of Iraqi prisoners. Half of all voters (48%) believe that such abuses represent an isolated event. However, 29% believe such practices are fairly widespread. The survey also found that 62% of Americans believe that Iraqis today are better off than they were when Saddam Hussein was in charge. However, 17% disagree with that assessment.
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