Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc.

Phoenix Strategic Perspectives Inc.

April 17, 2008 11:47 ET

Phoenix SPI: Canadians Pessimistic About Ability to Win in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - A new survey by Phoenix SPI finds that very few Canadians believe the NATO mission in Afghanistan will succeed in establishing a lasting democratic government in that country. Moreover, an overwhelming majority believes that once the NATO forces leave, Afghanistan will once again become a haven for terrorists.

- 64% of Canadians think that the NATO forces will fail in establishing a lasting democratic government in Afghanistan, compared to 30% who believe that the war can be won.

- 78% believe that once the NATO forces have left, Islamic radicals will move back into the country and use it as a base for terrorist activities. Only 15% of Canadians discount this possibility.

Methodology: telephone survey of 1039 adult Canadians, conducted April 8-12, 2008. Margin of error is ±3.0%, 19 times out of 20.

Established in 2003, Phoenix SPI is one of the top suppliers of public opinion research to the Government of Canada.

Full press release: http://phoenixspi.ca/afghanistan-poll.pdf

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