Canada: Screwed Up View of Afghanistan

In your view, is the Canadian mission in Afghanistan…

A peace mission 29%
A war mission 53%
Not sure 18%

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

Agree Disagree Not sure
The Harper government has effectively
explained the mission in Afghanistan
27% 54% 18%
Canada is shouldering too much of the
burden of NATO’s mission in Afghanistan
65% 18% 18%
Canada should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan before their mandate ends in
February 2009
46% 41% 14%
The Afghan people are clearly benefiting
from Canadian efforts in their country
47% 20% 32%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,069 Canadian adults, conducted on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, 2007. Margin of error is 2.9 per cent.

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