69% Favor Use of Military Overseas Only When U.S. National Security is Threatened
With pressure growing for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, America’s longest-running war, voters continue to believe strongly in more limited use of the U.S. military overseas.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should not commit forces overseas unless it is vital to U.S. national security. Sixteen percent (16%) disagree with the more restrained use of U.S. military force. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 30-May 1, 2012 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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