Reason for war against Iraq

Apr 22, 2013

Q. What do you think was the main reason John Howard’ s Government joined the war in Iraq?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

They believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction

18%

15%

26%

5%

To ensure access to Iraq’s oil

9%

12%

6%

8%

To support the USA

56%

62%

49%

76%

To remove Saddam Hussein

7%

6%

8%

2%

Don’t know

10%

5%

11%

8%

A majority (56%) thought that the main reason Australia joined the war in Iraq was to support the USA. Only 18% thought the main reason was that they believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

Those most likely to think that the main reason was they believed  Iraq had weapons of mass destruction were Liberal/National voters (26%) and people aged 65+ (30%).