Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20735
 
1How closely are you following news stories about events in Syria? Very closely? Somewhat closely? Not very closely? Or not at all closely?
600 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Very53%71%36%51%47%58%53%58%47%**53%57%57%67%44%62%
Somewhat33%19%46%39%31%32%33%23%50%**35%28%27%27%43%14%
Not Very9%6%13%9%12%7%11%7%0%**11%10%7%5%9%20%
Not At All3%4%3%0%7%2%3%12%3%**1%5%6%0%4%4%
Not Sure1%1%2%0%3%1%1%0%0%**0%1%4%1%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%22%36%43%80%8%9%2%26%47%21%34%39%17%
 
 
2Based on what you know, did Syria use chemical weapons in the attack against civilians in Damascus?
514 Following Stories About Events in SyriaAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes74%76%73%83%69%74%78%71%49%**68%79%66%66%77%86%
No6%6%6%16%3%4%5%3%20%**7%8%2%12%2%7%
Not Sure19%17%21%2%29%22%17%26%31%**25%13%31%22%21%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories About Events in Syria100%49%51%23%33%44%81%8%10%1%27%47%20%37%39%16%
 
 
3Which of these best describes what you think the United States should do? Take no action at all? Provide support to other countries' military response, but take no action itself? Carry out air strikes against Syrian military targets? Or send ground troops to Syria?
514 Following Stories About Events in SyriaAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Take No Action34%37%31%25%41%33%33%30%50%**44%30%37%39%23%60%
Provide Support32%33%31%39%25%34%33%31%23%**28%39%29%33%39%16%
Carry Out Air Strikes22%25%19%5%29%26%20%38%27%**22%22%30%20%26%16%
Send Ground Troops6%1%11%21%3%1%7%1%0%**2%6%0%7%3%0%
Not Sure5%3%8%10%2%5%6%0%0%**4%2%5%2%9%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories About Events in Syria100%49%51%23%33%44%81%8%10%1%27%47%20%37%39%16%
 
 
4Do you agree with President Obama's decision to allow the United States Congress to decide what U.S. reaction to Syria should be? Or should President Obama have made the decision himself?
514 Following Stories About Events in SyriaAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Agree He Should Let Congress Decide67%71%64%52%68%74%67%75%64%**68%69%79%82%65%50%
Obama Should Have Made The Decision22%28%16%23%24%20%23%11%21%**27%23%16%14%19%49%
Not Sure11%1%20%25%8%5%10%13%16%**4%8%5%4%16%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Following Stories About Events in Syria100%49%51%23%33%44%81%8%10%1%27%47%20%37%39%16%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.