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A Year after Bombing Began, Public Is Split on Whether Iraq War Was Worth It

A year after the war on Iraq began with overwhelming support from the public, Americans are about evenly split over whether the conflict was worth it, and a majority want to pay less or nothing to rebuild Iraq, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows.

Among 2,575 adults interviewed between March 1 and 15, 1,249 were asked, “All in all, do you think the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over, or not?” Forty-six percent said yes and 49 percent said no. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus three percentage points.