Approval of US drone strikes

Jun 11, 2014

Q. The United States has a policy of targeting terrorists with remote controlled drone strikes in countries such as Afghanistan and Yemen. These attacks also sometimes kill and injure nearby civilians. Do you approve or disapprove of this policy?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote Other

Total approve

35%

30%

48%

19%

33%

Total disapprove

45%

50%

33%

63%

51%

Strongly approve

11%

7%

16%

4%

15%

Approve

24%

23%

32%

15%

18%

Disapprove

28%

32%

25%

24%

26%

Strongly disapprove

17%

18%

8%

39%

25%

Don’t know

21%

19%

19%

18%

16%

35% approve of the US policy of targeting terrorists with remote controlled drone strikes and 45% disapprove.

A majority of Labor voters (50%), Greens voters (63%) and other voters (51%) disapprove while Liberal/National voters were more likely to approve (48% approve/33% disapprove).

Men were more likely to approve (47% approve/39% disapprove) while women were more likely to disapprove (23% approve/51% disapprove).

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