Survey: Does the current war in Iraq resemble the Vietnam War?
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Does the current war in Iraq resemble the Vietnam War?
Survey Start Date: 05 February 2005


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  • QUESTION 1/7:

    QUESTION 2/7:

      Do you now or Have you ever served in the U.S. military?

      I currently serve in the U.S. military
      I previously served in the U.S. military
      I have never served in the U.S. military

    QUESTION 3/7:

      If you PREVIOUSLY SERVED or are CURRENTLY SERVING in the U.S. military, did your serve during the Vietnam era?

      Yes, I served in-country Vietnam during the war
      Yes, I served during the Vietnam Era (1955-1975) but I did not serve in-country Vietnam

    QUESTION 4/7:

      If you DID NOT SERVE in the U.S. military, were you 18 years or older in 1972?

      Yes
      No

    QUESTION 5/7:

      Do you believe that the war in Iraq, under the the current civilian and military leadership, will successfully win the war in ONE TO TWO years?

      Yes
      No

    QUESTION 6/7:

      Please rank which of the following is THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORTY?

      The war in Iraq
      The war against terrorism
      The Israeli/Palestine issues
      The Super Bowl and other sporting events
      The Michael Jackson trial
      Universal health care
      IRS reform
      Social Security reform

    QUESTION 7/7:

      Which news provider do you trust more?

      CNN (cable)
      MSNBC (cable)
      Fox News (cable)
      ABC Nightly News (broadcast)
      CBS Nightly News (broadcast)
      NBC Nightly News (broadcast)
      Conan O'Brien
      Larry King Live
      Talk Radio
      Oprah Winfrey
      Jay Leno
      David Letterman
      Word-of-mouth from friends, family, co-workers

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    Responses From The First Day After This Survey Was Posted


    I CURRENTLY SERVE IN THE U.S. MILITARY

    QUESTION 1/7: Does the current war in Iraq resemble the Vietnam War?

    Iraq resembles the early days of the Vietnam War... 03%
    Iraq resembles the final days of the Vietnam War... 07%
    Iraq resembles SOME aspects of the Vietnam War... 24%
    Iraq resembles MANY aspects of the Vietnam War... 48%
    Iraq does not resemble ANY aspect of the Vietnam War... 18%

    QUESTION 5/7: Do you believe that the war in Iraq, under the the current civilian and military leadership, will successfully win the war in ONE TO TWO years?

    Yes... 46%
    No... 54%

    QUESTION 6/7: Please rank which of the following is THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORTY?

    The war in Iraq... 87%
    The war against terrorism... 6%
    The Israeli/Palestine issues... 4%
    The Super Bowl and other sporting events... 1%
    The Michael Jackson trial... 0%
    Universal health care... 2%
    IRS reform... 0%
    Social Security reform... 0%

    QUESTION 7/7: Which news provider do you trust more?

    CNN (cable)... 11%
    MSNBC (cable)... 8%
    Fox News (cable)... 6%
    ABC Nightly News (broadcast)... 16%
    CBS Nightly News (broadcast)... 21%
    NBC Nightly News (broadcast)... 20%
    Conan O'Brien... 0%
    Larry King Live... 0%
    Talk Radio... 0%
    Oprah Winfrey... 0%
    Jay Leno... 0%
    David Letterman... 0%
    Word-of-mouth from friends, family, co-workers... 18%


    I SERVED IN-COUNTRY VIETNAM DURING THE WAR

    QUESTION 1/7: Does the current war in Iraq resemble the Vietnam War?

    Iraq resembles the early days of the Vietnam War... 13%
    Iraq resembles the final days of the Vietnam War... 09%
    Iraq resembles SOME aspects of the Vietnam War... 37%
    Iraq resembles MANY aspects of the Vietnam War... 37%
    Iraq does not resemble ANY aspect of the Vietnam War... 04%

    QUESTION 5/7: Do you believe that the war in Iraq, under the the current civilian and military leadership, will successfully win the war in ONE TO TWO years?

    Yes... 21%
    No... 79%

    QUESTION 6/7: Please rank which of the following is THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORTY?

    The war in Iraq... 61%
    The war against terrorism... 07%
    The Israeli/Palestine issues... 13%
    The Super Bowl and other sporting events... 01%
    The Michael Jackson trial... 0%
    Universal health care... 12%
    IRS reform... 01%
    Social Security reform... 05%

    QUESTION 7/7: Which news provider do you trust more?

    CNN (cable)... 04%
    MSNBC (cable)... 13%
    Fox News (cable)... 03%
    ABC Nightly News (broadcast)... 18%
    CBS Nightly News (broadcast)... 20%
    NBC Nightly News (broadcast)... 20%
    Conan O'Brien... 0%
    Larry King Live... 0%
    Talk Radio... 3%
    Oprah Winfrey... 0%
    Jay Leno... 0%
    David Letterman... 0%
    Word-of-mouth from friends, family, co-workers... 19%


    I SERVED DURING THE VIETNAM ERA (1955-1975) BUT I DID NOT SERVE IN-COUNTRY VIETNAM

    QUESTION 1/7: Does the current war in Iraq resemble the Vietnam War?

    Iraq resembles the early days of the Vietnam War... 12%
    Iraq resembles the final days of the Vietnam War... 09%
    Iraq resembles SOME aspects of the Vietnam War... 25%
    Iraq resembles MANY aspects of the Vietnam War... 29%
    Iraq does not resemble ANY aspect of the Vietnam War... 25%

    QUESTION 5/7: Do you believe that the war in Iraq, under the the current civilian and military leadership, will successfully win the war in ONE TO TWO years?

    Yes... 63%
    No... 37%

    QUESTION 6/7: Please rank which of the following is THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORTY?

    The war in Iraq... 21%
    The war against terrorism... 26%
    The Israeli/Palestine issues... 03%
    The Super Bowl and other sporting events... 12%
    The Michael Jackson trial... 0%
    Universal health care... 19%
    IRS reform... 08%
    Social Security reform... 11%

    QUESTION 7/7: Which news provider do you trust more?

    CNN (cable)... 10%
    MSNBC (cable)... 11%
    Fox News (cable)... 23%
    ABC Nightly News (broadcast)... 13%
    CBS Nightly News (broadcast)... 12%
    NBC Nightly News (broadcast)... 13%
    Conan O'Brien... 01%
    Larry King Live... 01%
    Talk Radio... 05%
    Oprah Winfrey... 0%
    Jay Leno... 01%
    David Letterman... 02%
    Word-of-mouth from friends, family, co-workers... 08%


    I PREVIOUSLY SERVED IN THE U.S. MILITARY
    (Non-Vietnam War/War Era)

    QUESTION 1/7: Does the current war in Iraq resemble the Vietnam War?

    Iraq resembles the early days of the Vietnam War... 01%
    Iraq resembles the final days of the Vietnam War... 02%
    Iraq resembles SOME aspects of the Vietnam War... 07%
    Iraq resembles MANY aspects of the Vietnam War... 02%
    Iraq does not resemble ANY aspect of the Vietnam War... 88%

    QUESTION 5/7: Do you believe that the war in Iraq, under the the current civilian and military leadership, will successfully win the war in ONE TO TWO years?

    Yes... 68%
    No... 32%

    QUESTION 6/7: Please rank which of the following is THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORTY?

    The war in Iraq... 19%
    The war against terrorism... 20%
    The Israeli/Palestine issues... 1%
    The Super Bowl and other sporting events... 16%
    The Michael Jackson trial... 0%
    Universal health care... 14%
    IRS reform... 14%
    Social Security reform... 16%

    QUESTION 7/7: Which news provider do you trust more?

    CNN (cable)... 07%
    MSNBC (cable)... 09%
    Fox News (cable)... 15%
    ABC Nightly News (broadcast)... 14%
    CBS Nightly News (broadcast)... 11%
    NBC Nightly News (broadcast)... 14%
    Conan O'Brien... 2%
    Larry King Live... 1%
    Talk Radio... 07%
    Oprah Winfrey... 1%
    Jay Leno... 4%
    David Letterman... 4%
    Word-of-mouth from friends, family, co-workers... 11%


    I HAVE NEVER SERVED IN THE U.S. MILITARY

    QUESTION 1/7: Does the current war in Iraq resemble the Vietnam War?

    Iraq resembles the early days of the Vietnam War... 05%
    Iraq resembles the final days of the Vietnam War... 03%
    Iraq resembles SOME aspects of the Vietnam War... 31%
    Iraq resembles MANY aspects of the Vietnam War... 27%
    Iraq does not resemble ANY aspect of the Vietnam War... 34%

    QUESTION 5/7: Do you believe that the war in Iraq, under the the current civilian and military leadership, will successfully win the war in ONE TO TWO years?

    Yes... 31%
    No... 69%

    QUESTION 6/7: Please rank which of the following is THE MOST IMPORTANT PRIORTY?

    The war in Iraq... 14%
    The war against terrorism... 11%
    The Israeli/Palestine issues... 2%
    The Super Bowl and other sporting events... 29%
    The Michael Jackson trial... 1%
    Universal health care... 19%
    IRS reform... 21%
    Social Security reform... 03%

    QUESTION 7/7: Which news provider do you trust more?

    CNN (cable)... 10%
    MSNBC (cable)... 10%
    Fox News (cable)... 13%
    ABC Nightly News (broadcast)... 12%
    CBS Nightly News (broadcast)... 14%
    NBC Nightly News (broadcast)... 13%
    Conan O'Brien... 2%
    Larry King Live... 1%
    Talk Radio... 09%
    Oprah Winfrey... 1%
    Jay Leno... 2%
    David Letterman... 1%
    Word-of-mouth from friends, family, co-workers... 12%


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