How does respondent feel about the war in Iraq?

Below are 49 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

IRAQWAR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007) - Instructional Dataset

Q40a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about world events: Going to war in Iraq was the right decision (IRAQWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree53435.6
2) Disagree32121.4
3) Agree36324.2
4) Strongly agree28418.9
Missing147 
TOTAL1,502100.0


Q38A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q38 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the war in Iraq and the Middle East.. a. The United States was justified in entering Iraq (Q38A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41224.2
2) Agree34820.4
3) Disagree21812.8
4) Strongly disagree61035.8
5) Undecided1156.8
TOTAL1703100.0


Q38B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q38 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the war in Iraq and the Middle East.. b. Saddam Hussein was somehow involved in the 9/11 attacks (Q38B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26415.5
2) Agree39423.2
3) Disagree30017.6
4) Strongly disagree47628.0
5) Undecided26715.7
TOTAL1701100.0


IRAQWAR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q40a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about world events: Going to war in Iraq was the right decision (IRAQWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree53432.9
2) Disagree32119.8
3) Agree36322.4
4) Strongly agree28417.5
8) Undecided1207.4
Missing27 
TOTAL1,622100.0


IRAQWRTH from American National Election Studies, 2004

Taking everything into account, do you think the war in Iraq has been WORTH THE COST or NOT? (IRAQWRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Worth it46538.4
5) Not worth it71458.9
8) Dont know302.5
9) Refused30.2
TOTAL1212100.0


WARAPPRV from American National Election Studies, 2004

Do you APPROVE or DISAPPROVE of the way George Bush is HANDLING THE WAR IN IRAQ? (WARAPPRV)
TOTAL%
1) Approve50141.3
5) Disapprove69257.1
8) Dont know171.4
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL1212100.0


WARAPRV2 from American National Election Studies, 2004

REFERRING TO PREVIOUS QUESTION on GW BUSH HANDLING OF WAR IN IRAQ: Do you [approve/disapprove] of George W. Bushs handling of the war in Iraq STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY? (WARAPRV2)
TOTAL%
1) Approve strongly30925.9
2) Approve not strongly19015.9
4) Disapprove not strongly988.2
5) Disapprove strongly59349.7
8) Dont know30.3
TOTAL1193100.0


W2SV9 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the war in Iraq? (W2SV9)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer70.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,49248.9
-2) Missing, see documentation792.6
1) Approve42614.0
2) Disapprove84027.6
3) Neither approve nor disapprove2056.7
TOTAL3049100.0


V085210 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way the U.S. federal government has handled the war in Iraq during the last four years? (V085210)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused90.4
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Approve43218.6
5) Disapprove1,41160.7
7) Neither approve nor disapprove25010.8
TOTAL2323100.0


V083103 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Taking everything into account, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth the cost or not? (V083103)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused110.5
-8) Dont know612.6
1) Worth is47520.4
5) Not worth it1,77676.5
TOTAL2323100.0


V083033A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF R APPROVES/DISAPPROVES OF GW BUSH HANDLING THE WAR IN IRAQ: Do you approve strongly or not strongly?/Do you disapprove strongly or not strongly? (V083033A)
TOTAL%
-8) -840.2
-1) INAP, 5, -8, -9 in V083033662.8
1) Strongly1,91282.3
5) Not strongly34114.7
TOTAL2323100.0


V083033 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the war in Iraq? (V083033)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused70.3
-8) Dont know592.5
1) Approve53623.1
5) Disapprove1,72174.1
TOTAL2323100.0


W9QA2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you think the war in Iraq has caused the chance of a terrorist attack in the United States to increase, caused it to decrease, or has it had no effect on the chance of a terrorist attack in the U.S.? (W9QA2)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer50.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34011.2
-2) Missing, see documentation471.5
1) Increase1,10336.2
2) Decrease82026.9
3) No effect73424.1
TOTAL3049100.0


W9QA1 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you think the United States should or should not have sent troops to fight the war in Iraq in 2003? (W9QA1)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer90.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34011.2
-2) Missing, see documentation471.5
1) Should1,06234.8
2) Should not1,59152.2
TOTAL3049100.0


W6Y42 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way the U.S. federal government has handled the war in Iraq during the last four years? (W6Y42)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer20.1
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,57351.6
-2) Missing, see documentation331.1
1) Approve2879.4
2) Disapprove83327.3
3) Neither approve nor disapprove32110.5
TOTAL3049100.0


V085298 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Do you think the United States should or should not have sent troops to fight the war in Iraq in 2003? (V085298)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused110.5
-8) Dont know642.8
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Should73831.8
5) Should not1,28955.5
TOTAL2323100.0


W6Q1 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you think the United States should or should not have sent troops to fight the war in Iraq in 2003? (W6Q1)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer90.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,57351.6
-2) Missing, see documentation240.8
1) Should59319.4
2) Should not85027.9
TOTAL3049100.0


SADDAM from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003

Do you think (the United States has to kill or capture Saddam Hussein for the war in Iraq to be a success), or do you think (the war in Iraq can be a success with Saddam Hussein removed from power, but not killed or captured)? [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Rotate items in parentheses]: (SADDAM)
TOTAL%
1) US must kill/capture Saddam Hussein61362.4
2) War can succeed without killing/capturing Saddam Hussein31331.8
8) DK/No opinion575.8
Missing22 
TOTAL983100.0


W1V9 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the war in Iraq? (W1V9)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer50.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,39845.9
-4) Error, see documentation10.0
-2) Missing, see documentation260.9
1) Approve44214.5
2) Disapprove92730.4
3) Neither approve nor disapprove2508.2
TOTAL3049100.0


W1Q2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you think the war in Iraq has caused the chance of a terrorist attack in the United States to increase, caused it to decrease, or has it had no effect on the chance of a terrorist attack in the U.S.? (W1Q2)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer130.4
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,39845.9
-4) Error, see documentation10.0
-2) Missing, see documentation260.9
1) Increase70723.2
2) Decrease47415.5
3) No effect43014.1
TOTAL3049100.0


W1Q1 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you think the United States should or should not have sent troops to fight the war in Iraq in 2003? (W1Q1)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer200.7
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,39845.9
-4) Error, see documentation10.0
-2) Missing, see documentation260.9
1) Should68022.3
2) Should not92430.3
TOTAL3049100.0


W11WS9 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the war in Iraq? (W11WS9)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer50.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response32110.5
-2) Missing, see documentation381.2
1) Approve72123.6
2) Disapprove1,52950.1
3) Neither approve nor disapprove43514.3
TOTAL3049100.0


W11QA2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you think the war in Iraq has caused the chance of a terrorist attack in the United States to increase, caused it to decrease, or has it had no effect on the chance of a terrorist attack in the U.S.? (W11QA2)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer70.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response32110.5
-2) Missing, see documentation341.1
1) Increase1,08835.7
2) Decrease85227.9
3) No effect74724.5
TOTAL3049100.0


W11QA1 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you think the United States should or should not have sent troops to fight the war in Iraq in 2003? (W11QA1)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer110.4
-6) Not asked, unit non-response32110.5
-2) Missing, see documentation341.1
1) Should1,06735.0
2) Should not1,61653.0
TOTAL3049100.0


W6Q2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Do you think the war in Iraq has caused the chance of a terrorist attack in the United States to increase, caused it to decrease, or has it had no effect on the chance of a terrorist attack in the U.S.? (W6Q2)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer70.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,57351.6
-2) Missing, see documentation240.8
1) Increase60719.9
2) Decrease45715.0
3) No effect38112.5
TOTAL3049100.0


IRAQCOV1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003

How would you rate the job the news media did in covering the 2003 war in Iraq? (Recode 2) (IRAQCOV1)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent26727.3
2) Good41041.9
3) Fair21121.6
4) Poor909.2
TOTAL978100.0


IRAQTERR from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] In the long run, do you think the war in Iraq has increased the chances of terrorist attacks in the U.S., lessened the chances, or has it made no difference? (IRAQTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Increased60145.4
2) Lessened28621.6
3) No difference39029.5
9) Dont know463.5
Missing1,372 
TOTAL1,323100.0


WARIRAQ from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

[ASK FORM 1 ONLY:] Do you think the war in Iraq has helped the war on terrorism, or has it hurt the war on terrorism? (WARIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Helped53639.1
2) Hurt64046.6
3) No effect926.7
9) Dont know/Refused1047.6
Missing1,323 
TOTAL1,372100.0


IRAQCOV from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003

How would you rate the job the news media did in covering the 2003 war in Iraq? (IRAQCOV)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent26726.7
2) Good41041.0
3) Fair21121.1
4) Poor909.0
98) Dont Know141.4
99) Refused80.8
TOTAL1000100.0


HELPTERR from News Interest Index, March 2004

Do you think the war in Iraq has helped the war on terrorism, or has it hurt the war on terrorism? (HELPTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Helped1,64750.0
2) Hurt1,22037.1
3) No effect1624.9
9) Dont know/Refused2628.0
TOTAL3,291100.0


HELPWAR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

Do you think the war in Iraq has helped the war on terrorism, or has it hurt the war on terrorism? (HELPWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Helped1,50445.1
2) Hurt1,46143.8
3) No effect1313.9
9) Dont know/Refused2427.2
TOTAL3,338100.0


IRAQTERR from December 2006 Values Update Survey

Do you think the war in Iraq has helped the war on terrorism, or has it hurt the war on terrorism? (IRAQTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Helped1,45835.6
2) Hurt2,05550.1
3) No effect2205.4
9) Dont know/Refused3668.9
TOTAL4,099100.0


PART_911 from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Clergy

Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism that began on September 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action? (PART_911)
TOTAL%
1) Part of the war on terrorism25632.9
2) Entirely separate military action50564.9
3) No opinion172.2
TOTAL778100.0


WRTH_FIN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Members

Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth … The financial cost to the U.S.? (WRTH_FIN)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost15339.6
2) Not worth the cost19450.3
3) No opinion3910.1
TOTAL386100.0


US_WIN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Members

Do you think the U.S. is winning the war in Iraq, or do you think the anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq are winning the war, or is neither side winning the war in Iraq? (US_WIN)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. winning15038.4
2) Insurgents winning266.6
3) Neither winning19148.8
4) No opinion246.1
TOTAL391100.0


PART_911 from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Members

Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism that began on September 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action? (PART_911)
TOTAL%
1) Part of the war on terrorism22957.8
2) Entirely separate military action15037.9
3) No opinion174.3
TOTAL396100.0


WRTH_LIV from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Elders

Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth …The cost in U.S. military lives? (WRTH_LIV)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost23940.2
2) Not worth the cost31753.3
3) No opinion396.6
TOTAL595100.0


WRTH_FIN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Elders

Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth … The financial cost to the U.S.? (WRTH_FIN)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost25743.7
2) Not worth the cost29249.7
3) No opinion396.6
TOTAL588100.0


US_WIN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Elders

Do you think the U.S. is winning the war in Iraq, or do you think the anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq are winning the war, or is neither side winning the war in Iraq? (US_WIN)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. winning26344.0
2) Insurgents winning315.2
3) Neither winning27946.7
4) No opinion254.2
TOTAL598100.0


PART_911 from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Elders

Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism that began on September 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action? (PART_911)
TOTAL%
1) Part of the war on terrorism31953.6
2) Entirely separate military action25442.7
3) No opinion223.7
TOTAL595100.0


WRTH_LIV from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Clergy

Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth …The cost in U.S. military lives? (WRTH_LIV)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost15620.2
2) Not worth the cost58775.9
3) No opinion303.9
TOTAL773100.0


US_WIN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Clergy

Do you think the U.S. is winning the war in Iraq, or do you think the anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq are winning the war, or is neither side winning the war in Iraq? (US_WIN)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. winning20326.1
2) Insurgents winning9612.3
3) Neither winning46159.2
4) No opinion192.4
TOTAL779100.0


WRTH_LIV from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Members

Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth …The cost in U.S. military lives? (WRTH_LIV)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost14036.2
2) Not worth the cost20653.2
3) No opinion4110.6
TOTAL387100.0


WRTH_LIV from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, All

Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth …The cost in U.S. military lives? (WRTH_LIV)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost53530.4
2) Not worth the cost1,11263.3
3) No opinion1106.3
TOTAL1757100.0


WRTH_FIN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, All

Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth … The financial cost to the U.S.? (WRTH_FIN)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost58533.5
2) Not worth the cost1,05460.3
3) No opinion1096.2
TOTAL1748100.0


US_WIN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, All

Do you think the U.S. is winning the war in Iraq, or do you think the anti-U.S. insurgents in Iraq are winning the war, or is neither side winning the war in Iraq? (US_WIN)
TOTAL%
1) U.S. winning61634.8
2) Insurgents winning1538.6
3) Neither winning93352.7
4) No opinion683.8
TOTAL1770100.0


PART_911 from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, All

Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism that began on September 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action? (PART_911)
TOTAL%
1) Part of the war on terrorism80445.4
2) Entirely separate military action91051.4
3) No opinion573.2
TOTAL1771100.0


WRTH_FIN from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2004 -- Current Issues in Church and Society, Clergy

Generally speaking, do you think the war in Iraq has been worth … The financial cost to the U.S.? (WRTH_FIN)
TOTAL%
1) Worth the cost17522.7
2) Not worth the cost56673.3
3) No opinion314.0
TOTAL772100.0


IRAQPOS from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Politics and International Relations, 2005

Do you think the war in Iraq has left the United States in a stronger position in the world, a weaker position, or hasnt it made much difference to the U.S position in the world? (IRAQPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger30330.3
2) Weaker40840.8
3) No difference28028.0
8) DK/No opinion101.0
TOTAL1001100.0




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