How does respondent feel about the war in Iraq? 

Below are 49 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 8 types:

[ Approve Handling? | Effect on War on Terror? | Increase Terrorism? | Part of War on Terror? | Right Decision? | Saddam Hussein | Winning? | Worth the Cost? ]

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Category 1:Approve Handling?
 

Does the respondent approve of the way the war in Iraq was handled?

Some questions fit within the "Approve Handling?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 3 such variants.

[ Bush | Federal Government | Media ]

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Variant:Bush (Approve Handling? variant)
 

This variant references George W. Bush's handling of the war in Iraq.

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WARAPPRV from American National Election Studies, 2004

WARAPRV2 from American National Election Studies, 2004

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

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

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

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

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


Variant:Federal Government (Approve Handling? variant)
 

This variant asks if the respondent approves of how the federal government handled the war in Iraq.

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

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


Variant:Media (Approve Handling? variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent their opinion regarding how the media handled the war in Iraq.

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IRAQCOV from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003

IRAQCOV1 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003


Category 2:Effect on War on Terror?
 

This question type asks the respondent if the War in Iraq has helped or hurt the war on terrorism.

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WARIRAQ from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

HELPTERR from News Interest Index, March 2004

IRAQTERR from December 2006 Values Update Survey

HELPWAR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004


Category 3:Increase Terrorism?
 

This question type asks the respondent how the war in Iraq effects/effected the chances of a terrorist attack in the U.S.

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

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

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

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

IRAQTERR from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005


Category 4:Part of War on Terror?
 

This question type asks the respondent if the war in Iraq is part of the war on terror.

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

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

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

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


Category 5:Right Decision?
 

This question type asks the respondent if the US was justified in entering Iraq/if entering Iraq was the right decision.

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

Q38A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

IRAQWAR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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

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

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

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

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

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


Category 6:Saddam Hussein
 

This question type asks the respondent their level of agreement with statements about Saddam Hussein.

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Q38B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

SADDAM from ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003


Category 7:Winning?
 

This question type asks the respondent if the US is winning the war in Iraq.

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

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

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

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


Category 8:Worth the Cost?
 

This question type asks if the war in Iraq was worth the cost (monetary and non-monetary).

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IRAQWRTH from American National Election Studies, 2004

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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