Canadians Wish to Cede Afghanistan Back to Al-Qaeda

In your view, is the Canadian mission in Afghanistan…

Apr. 2007 Feb. 2007
A peace mission 31% 29%
A war mission 57% 53%
Not sure 12% 18%

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

Agree Disagree Not sure
The Harper government has effectively
explained the mission in Afghanistan
23% 61% 16%
Canada is shouldering too much of the
burden of NATO’s mission in Afghanistan
64% 19% 17%
Canada should withdraw its troops from
Afghanistan before their mandate ends in
February 2009
52% 34% 14%
The Afghan people are clearly benefiting
from Canadian efforts in their country
38% 29% 33%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,009 Canadian adults, conducted on Apr. 19 and Apr. 20, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

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