Americans Clueless About Iran

Which comes closer to your opinion: Iran is a threat to the United States that requires military action now, Iran is a threat that

Mar. 10 Feb. 27 Feb. 11
Threat requiring action now 10% 15% 21%
Threat that can be contained 65% 56% 57%
Not a threat at this time 18% 20% 14%
Not sure 7% 9% 8%

As you may know, members of the Bush administration have accused Iran of supporting Iraqi insurgents by supplying them with weapons to use against American forces. When members of the Bush administration talk about Iran’s involvement in Iraq, do you think they are telling the entire truth, mostly telling the truth but hiding something, or are they mostly lying?

Telling entire truth 14%
Mostly telling truth 56%
Mostly lying 24%
Not sure 6%

Source: The New York Times / CBS News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,229 American adults, conducted from Jan. 20 to Jan. 25, 2006. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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