Syrian Civil War: levels of support for military intervention in Great Britain 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey of British adults in April 2018, concerning military intervention in the Syrian Civil War. The survey took place after the Douma attacks on April 7, 2018 but before the allied airstrikes on April 14, 2018. According to the survey support for most kinds of military action in Syria is low among respondents, with only 22 percent supporting the use of cruise missiles against military targets. By far the most popular action is the enforcement of a no fly zone over Syria with 60 percent supporting such a measure.

Levels of support for military inventions in Syria among adults in Great Britain in 2018*

SupportOpposeDon't know
Enforcing a no fly zone over Syria60%9%31%
Launching cruise misile strikes on Syrian military targets22%43%24%
Sending British and allied troops into Syria to protect Syrian civilians from attack22%50%28%
Sending British and allied troops into Syria to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad17%51%32%
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Source

Release date

April 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 10-11, 2018

Number of respondents

1,600 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows "Thinking about the current situation in Syria...Below are some ways that Britain and other allied countries could intervene in the situation, please say if you would support or oppose each action."

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