Reason for War Against Iraq

Jun 24, 2014

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

Vote other

 

April 2013

They believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction

18%

17%

24%

11%

13%

18%

To ensure access to Iraq’s oil

11%

14%

8%

13%

14%

9%

To support the USA

53%

54%

48%

59%

65%

56%

To remove Saddam Hussein

7%

6%

11%

3%

3%

7%

Don’t know

11%

10%

9%

13%

5%

10%

A majority (53%) 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. These results are not significantly different from those when this question was asked in April last year.

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