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43.6% of Iraqis feel life is better now than before the war

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posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 03:27 AM
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A recent poll of 3,002 Iraqi adults was conducted from May 14 to Jun. 19, 2004, asking if they felt life is better now than before the war.
43.6 percent say life is better now.


Oxford Research International poll:

Compared to a year ago, I mean before the war in Spring 2003, are things overall in your life much better now, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse or much worse?

Much better now
11.8%

Somewhat better
31.8%

About the same
31.5%

Somewhat worse
18.4%

Much worse
6.5%


The number of people who think life will be better in a years time is much higher.

[edit on 1-7-2004 by AceOfBase]

[edit on 1-7-2004 by AceOfBase]




posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:13 AM
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I seen where 47% of the people said Saddam should be released. How can they see it that way, I know, because it was safer when he was in control.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 07:55 AM
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It would help if they included a % breakdown of which areas those who were polled live.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:40 AM
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It's a shame they could not include the votes from the incident people and families killed....



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 09:21 AM
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Originally posted by cargo
It would help if they included a % breakdown of which areas those who were polled live.


These are the areas they polled:
Anbar, Babil, Baghdad, Basra, Diyala, Dohuk, Erbil, Kerbala, Missan, Muthanna, Najaf, Ninewa, Salah Al-Din, Suleymaniya, Thi-Qar, Wassit

Here's the full report (PDF):
National Survey of Iraq, June 2004



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 09:23 AM
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Um, is this somehow seen as good news by any of you?

Let's paraphrase:

How would you say life is now, as opposed to before, when you were living under a vicious murderous military dictator?

About the same
31.5%

Somewhat worse
18.4%

Much worse
6.5%


56.4% of Iraqis feel that life under US Occupation is the same if not worse as it was under Saddam Hussein.


The majority.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 09:36 AM
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A lot more data in that report:

Q5 -What would be the worst thing that could happen to you in the next 12 months?
No security/fear of chaos 29.6%
Occupation forces will not leave Iraq 19.5%
Personal worries 14.5%
Fear of civil war/internal trouble 8.1%
Other concerns 5.7%
Current situation continues 5.5%
Lack of Iraqi political control 3.7%
Bad conditions/living standard 3.7%
No services (electricity, water, etc.) .8%
American forces leaving Iraq .7%
Return of Saddam/former regime .6%
None .2%
Other 7.3%


Do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly
oppose the presence of Coalition Forces in Iraq?
Strongly support 12.8%
Somewhat support 29.3%
Somewhat oppose 22.6%
Strongly oppose 35.3%

Q9 - From todays perspective and all things considered, was it absolutely right, somewhat right, somewhat wrong or absolutely wrong that US-led coalition forces invaded Iraq in Spring 2003?
Absolutely right 13.2%
Somewhat right 27.6%
Somewhat wrong 25.7%
Absolutely wrong 33.5%



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 10:12 AM
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Originally posted by Jakomo

Um, is this somehow seen as good news by any of you?

Let's paraphrase:

How would you say life is now, as opposed to before, when you were living under a vicious murderous military dictator?

About the same
31.5%

Somewhat worse
18.4%

Much worse
6.5%

56.4% of Iraqis feel that life under US Occupation is the same if not worse as it was under Saddam Hussein.

The majority.



Yes, I see it as great news that 75.1% of the people polled believe their conditions have stayed the same or gotten better.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 10:14 AM
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I wonder if they collected that data from the people involutarily involve on war zones in Iraq or the more protected areas by the US.

I wonder.....................



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
I wonder if they collected that data from the people involutarily involve on war zones in Iraq or the more protected areas by the US.

I wonder.....................


Wonder no more! If you want the answer to your question, look up the locations where the polls were taken:


Originally posted by AceOfBase
These are the areas they polled:
Anbar, Babil, Baghdad, Basra, Diyala, Dohuk, Erbil, Kerbala, Missan, Muthanna, Najaf, Ninewa, Salah Al-Din, Suleymaniya, Thi-Qar, Wassit


And correlate that to the Sunni Triangle and other areas of heavy conflict.



posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 02:30 PM
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Yep I kinda agree, its bad right now. But we are rebuilding infastructure and their government, so they wont be saying that when we leave them with a great country. Haha once we leave they will say they supported us the whole way. Interesting


But I see it as...

43.6% think its better as opposed to 24.9% who think its worse

or

43.6% think its better as opposed to 31% who think it is the same

Who wins?



[edit on 1-7-2004 by Brown]



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