Poll: 60% say military action in Iran will cause more terrorism
March 30, 2007

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Nearly 60 percent of respondents to a UPI-Zogby International poll said military action against Iran would increase the risk of a terror attack on U.S. soil.

Participants in the interactive poll, conducted March 14-16, were asked to rate the affect of military action against Iran, which is continuing to defy the United Nations and develop a nuclear program and is alleged to be helping insurgents in Iraq. The option range was 1-5 with "5" meaning "great impact" and "1" standing for "no impact at all."

More than one-third -- 34.5 percent -- of those asked said U.S. military action would have a "great impact" on the threat of a terror attack on the United States and another 23.5 percent gave "4" as an answer. Just 5.8 percent gave "1" -- "no impact" -- as a response.

About half -- 49.3 percent -- said such a move would have a "great impact" on the security of U.S. troops in Iraq and 46.6 percent said "5" when asked about how it would affect Middle East oil prices and supplies.

The Zogby interactive poll had 4,824 participants and the data carry a margin of error of 1.4 percentage points.

(3/30/2007)- United Press International; Washington Times

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