March 16, 2006

Pessimism Grows As Iraq War Enters Fourth Year

Two-Thirds Say U.S. Is 'Losing Ground' in Preventing Civil War

About the Survey

Results for this survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International among a nationwide sample of 1,405 adults, 18 years of age or older, from March 8-12, 2006. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For results based on form 1 (N=710) and form 2 (N=695) the sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.

Cite this publication: “Pessimism Grows As Iraq War Enters Fourth Year.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (March 16, 2006) http://www.people-press.org/2006/03/16/pessimism-grows-as-iraq-war-enters-fourth-year/, accessed on July 22, 2014.