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I don't know which polls Hari is referring to, (perhaps one of his interviewees could clarify?) but I'd guess the yougov/spectator/channel 4 survey which Mil referred to a few days ago. It's at http://www.channel4.com/news/2003/07/week_3/images/iraq_survey.html, and shows 50% of baghdad residents supporting the war, against 27% who oppose it. I have no idea what the methodology was (I'd guess such a poll would be heavily influenced by, for example, whether the interviewers identified themselves as British), but the difference between pro- and anti-war is enormous, and it's certainly very troubling for those of us who opposed war. Has anyone come across other polls of public opinion in Iraq? The only three I'm aware of are the one above, the zogby poll, and one by Physicians for Human Rights at http://www.phrusa.org/research/iraq/docs/iraqsurvey.pdf, which asks about experiences of human rights abuse, and views on preferred government and justice. I'd love to see more polls - most of the media coverage seems to be devoted to particular incidents and personal stories, and I find it very hard to work out how representative they are. Best to all, Dan On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Peter Brooke wrote: > Dear all > > A long article by Johann Hari in today's Independent says: > > 'Opinion polls conducted in Iraq since the war - by reputable polling > agncies that have predicted election results across the world - have > vindicated this view (the view of the pro-war Iraq Prospect Organisation), > showing that a large majority of Iraqis wanted the invasion' > > (The Homecoming, Independent Review, 18th September). > > Does anyone know the opinion polls he is referring to? The question does > seem a rather obvious one and one wonders why it wasn't posed in the recent > American Enterprise Institute/Zogby Institute poll, especially if there were > good grounds for thinking the result would be favourable to the American > Enterprise Institute's point of view ... > > Peter > > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email email@example.com > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk