Americans Favor Troops in Afghanistan

Do you think the U.S. and NATO should keep military troops in Afghanistan until the situation has stabilized, or do you think the U.S. and NATO should remove their troops as soon as possible?

Keep troops there 61%
Remove as soon as possible 32%
Unsure 7%

Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force in Afghanistan?

Feb. 2008 Dec. 2006
Right decision 65% 61%
Wrong decision 24% 29%
Unsure 11% 10%

From what you have read or heard, how well is the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan going?

Very well 10%
Fairly well 38%
Not too well 31%
Not at all well 10%
Unsure 11%

Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,508 American adults, conducted from Feb. 20 to Feb. 24, 2008. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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