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Serbia/Yugoslavia (2)
All data are from nationwide surveys of Americans 18 & older.

June 1999 polls
May 1999 polls -- see below
April 1999 polls
Feb.-March 1999 polls


Polls listed chronologically.

 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Yankelovich Partners. May 26-27, 1999. N=1,017 adults nationwide.

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ALL Repub-
licans
Indepen-
dents
Demo-
crats
% % % %
"Do you think President Clinton is doing a good job or a poor job handling the situation in Kosovo?"
Good job 47 29 41 66
Bad job 42 60 49 25
Not sure 11 11 10 9

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the U.S. being militarily involved in Yugoslavia?"
Approve 53 43 53 61
Disapprove 39 49 39 33
Not sure 8 8 8 6

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"Do you favor or oppose sending U.S. ground troops, along with troops from other NATO countries, into the current situation in Yugoslavia?"
Favor 43 38 40 48
Oppose 52 58 54 46
Not sure 5 4 6 6

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"If you had to choose, which of the following actions would you favor the United States taking? Continue bombing Yugoslavia until Yugoslavia agrees to U.S. and NATO demands. Temporarily stopping the bombing and holding negotiations with Yugoslavia. Permanently stopping the bombing and holding negotiations."
Continue bombing 32 34 28 34
Temporarily stop 39 38 38 42
Permanently stop 24 24 29 19
Not sure 5 4 5 5

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"Do you think it was a mistake for the United States to become militarily involved with Kosovo, or don't you think so?"
Was a mistake 43 50 48 35
Don't think so 51 44 47 60
Not sure 6 6 5 5

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"In your view, is Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic a war criminal, or don't you think so?"
Is a war criminal 69 74 64 72
Don't think so 13 8 17 13
Not sure 18 18 19 15

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. Latest: May 23-24, 1999. N=1,050 adults nationwide.

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"... As you may know, the military alliance of Western countries called NATO has launched air and missile attacks against Serbian military targets in Yugoslavia. Do you favor or oppose the United States being a part of that military action?"
Favor Oppose No
Opinion
% % %
5/23-24 49 47 4
5/7-9 55 38 7
4/30 - 5/2 58 36 6
4/26-27 56 40 4
4/21 51 39 10
4/13-14 61 35 4
4/6-7 58 36 6
3/30-31 53 41 6
3/25 50 39 11

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"If the current NATO air and missile strikes are not effective in achieving the United States' objectives in Kosovo, would you favor or oppose President Clinton sending U.S. ground troops into the region, along with troops from other NATO countries?".
Favor Oppose No
Opinion
% % %
5/23-24 40 57 3
4/26-27 40 56 4
4/13-14 52 45 3
4/6-7 47 47 6
3/30-31 39 57 4

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Latest: May 19-20, 1999. N=912 registered voters nationwide.

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"All things considered, do you think the United States should be involved in Kosovo or should we have stayed out of it?"
5/19-20 4/7-8
% %
Should be involved 45 54
Stayed out 47 38
Not sure 8 8

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"Do you think NATO airstrikes have made the situation in Kosovo better or worse?"
%
Better 28
Worse 49
Same (vol.) 7
Not sure 16

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"Should the U.S. send ground troops into combat against the Serbian Army in Kosovo?"
5/19-20 5/5-6
% %
Yes 30 27
No 60 59
Not sure 10 14

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"As of right now, who do you think is winning the war in Kosovo: the U.S. and NATO, or the Serbs and Slobodan Milosevic?"
5/19-20 5/5-6 4/21-22 4/7-8
% % % %
U.S. and NATO 46 43 31 43
Serbs and Milosevic 24 20 31 27
Not sure 30 37 38 30

 

Program on International Policy Attitudes. May 13-17, 1999. N=1,206 adults nationwide.

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Asked of half the sample:
"Do you now think NATO made the right decision or the wrong decision by starting the airstrikes against Yugoslavia?"
%
Right decision 48
Wrong decision 33
Don't know 19

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Asked of half the sample:
"Do you agree or disagree that the White House made a mistake in announcing at the start that it was not planning to use ground forces?"
%
Agree, made a mistake 59
Disagree, not a mistake 24
Don't know 17

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Asked of half the sample:
"If further bombing does not prove to be effective and NATO decides to intervene with ground troops how likely do you think it is that the operation will succeed at an acceptable cost?..."
%
Very likely 23
Somewhat likely 34
Not too likely 15
Not at all likely 17
Don't know 11

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"Now I am going to read you several arguments that are sometimes made about the situation in Kosovo. For each one, tell me if you find the argument convincing or unconvincing. Here's the first one:

"If the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo continues, there is a chance that neighboring countries may become involved, leading to the spread of war in the region. Therefore the NATO effort to stop ethnic cleansing in Kosovo is good insurance."

%
Convincing 56
Not convincing 40
Don't know 5

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"The U.S. government under both Presidents Bush and Clinton said that if Serbia conducts ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, the United States would intervene with military force. Now that this is happening, the U.S. must follow through."
%
Convincing 61
Not convincing 34
Don't know 6

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"The Serbs' effort at 'ethnic cleansing' through killing many ethnic Albanians and driving hundreds of thousands of them out of Kosovo is a form of genocide. The U.S. has a moral obligation to join in efforts to stop this genocide."
%
Convincing 69
Not convincing 28
Don't know 4

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"It may or may not have been wise to launch the military strikes against Yugoslavia, but now that we have done so, we must persist and prevail. For NATO and the U.S. to promise to reverse ethnic cleansing and then fail would be a moral catastrophe for ourselves and the world."
%
Convincing 66
Not convincing 31
Don't know 3

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"There are many areas of the world where atrocities and even genocide have been committed, such as Rwanda and the Sudan, and we have not intervened there. Until we are ready to intervene in a consistent way, it is best to simply stay out of such situations, including Kosovo."
%
Convincing 53
Not convincing 42
Don't know 4

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"Kosovo is far from the U.S. and we have no real interests there. Therefore it is wrong to risk the lives of American soldiers in a NATO operation there."
%
Convincing 41
Not convincing 56
Don't know 3

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"The longer the NATO operations in Yugoslavia continue, the more likely it is that American soldiers will be killed. We should get out now before Americans come back home in body bags."
%
Convincing 52
Not convincing 42
Don't know 6

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"While NATO has been bombing around Belgrade, the Serb forces have been continuing ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. It is wrong to continue a military campaign that fails to confront the problem directly and effectively."
%
Convincing 51
Not convincing 42
Don't know 8

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Asked of half the sample:
"Some people feel that NATO should send ground troops into Kosovo at this point. Do you favor or oppose this idea?"
%
Favor 33
Oppose 59
Don't know 8

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If "Oppose" or "Don't know":
"If after a period of further bombing NATO commanders conclude that the only way to stop the Serbs from conducting ethnic cleansing is to intervene with ground troops, would you or would you not support this?"
%
Would support ground troops 40
Would not 55
Don't know 5

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"Tell me which of the following statements you most agree with: (A) As a general principle, even if atrocities are being committed within a country, the international community should not intervene with military force because this would be a violation of the country's national sovereignty. (B) While respect for national borders is important, when large scale atrocities, such as genocide, are being committed, this justifies military intervention by the international community."
%
Statement A 29
Statement B 62
Don't know 9

 

Zogby America Poll. Latest: May 14-16, 1999. N=1,023 likely voters nationwide.

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"Overall, how would you rate the President's handling of the crisis in Kosovo: excellent, good, fair, or poor?"
%
Excellent 7
Good 30
Fair 29
Poor 29
Not sure 4

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"Does the documented massacres of Kosovo residents by Yugoslavian troops warrant an increase in bombing of military targets until President Milosevic agrees to sign a peace agreement negotiated in February?"
5/99 4/99
% %
Yes 58 67
No 27 20
Not sure 15 13

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"Does the documented massacres of Kosovo residents by Yugoslavian troops warrant the use of NATO and U.S. ground troops if Milosevic continues his policy of driving ethnic Albanians out of Kosovo?"
5/99 4/99
% %
Yes 50 55
No 35 31
Not sure 15 14

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Latest: May 16, 1999. N=761 adults nationwide.

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"Do you support or oppose the United States and its European allies conducting airstrikes against Serbia?"
Support Oppose No
Opinion
% % %
5/16 59 38 3
4/25-26 65 30 5
4/8 64 32 4
4/5-6 67 30 3
4/5 68 29 3
3/28-30 55 33 11
3/26-28 55 33 12
3/26 60 31 9

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"Suppose the bombing does not stop Serbia’s military action in Kosovo. Would you support or oppose the United States and its European allies sending in ground troops to try to end the conflict in Kosovo?"
Support Oppose No
Opinion
% % %
5/16 52 46 2
4/25-26 56 40 4
4/8 57 39 4
4/5-6 57 39 5
4/5 55 41 4

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"Do you think the United States and its European allies in the NATO alliance should negotiate with Serbia on terms for ending the conflict, or should they continue to require Serbia to accept NATO's terms?"
%
Negotiate terms 58
Require NATO's terms 38
No opinion 5

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"Should the NATO allies continue bombing Serbia to keep pressure on it to withdraw from Kosovo, or should the NATO allies suspend the bombing of Serbia to encourage Serbia to withdraw?"
%
Continue bombing 52
Suspend bombing 44
No opinion 4

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"As you may know, some civilians have been killed in the airstrikes against Serbia, and recently the NATO allies bombed the Chinese consulate in Serbia's capital. Do you think that the United States and its European allies are not being careful enough to avoid civilian casualties, or do you think these are just unavoidable accidents of war?"
%
Not being careful 32
Unavoidable accidents 66
No opinion 2

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"As of now, which side do you think is winning the Kosovo conflict: Serbia or the United States and its European allies?"
5/16 4/25-26
% %
U.S. and allies 45 47
Serbia 22 25
Neither/Draw (vol.) 28 21
No opinion 5 6

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Assoc. Latest: May 12-16, 1999. N=1,179 adults nationwide.

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"Now I will read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past month. As I read each item, tell me if you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely. . . ."
Very
Closely
Fairly
Closely
Not Too
Closely
Not At All
Closely
Don't
Know
% % % % %
"NATO airstrikes against Serbian forces"
5/12-16 32 38 19 10 1
4/15-18 41 39 13 7 -

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"The bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade by a NATO warplane"
5/12-16 24 33 25 17 1

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"Do you approve or disapprove of NATO forces, including the United States, conducting airstrikes against Serbia to force the Serbs to agree to the terms of the peace agreement and end the fighting in Kosovo?"
5/99 4/99 3/99
% % %
Approve 53 62 60
Disapprove 38 29 29
Don't know/Refused 9 9 11

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Half sample:
"If the airstrikes do not stop Serbian military attacks in Kosovo, would you favor or oppose sending U.S. ground troops to Kosovo along with troops from other NATO countries?"
5/99 4/99
% %
Favor 44 47
Oppose 49 48
Don't know/Refused 7 5

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"Here are some reasons being given for using U.S. troops to help secure peace in Kosovo, Serbia. For each one, please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is a very important reason, a somewhat important reason, a not too important reason, or not at all important reason for the use of U.S. troops. How about [see below]? Is this a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important reason for the use of U.S. troops?"
Very
Impor-
tant
Some-
what
Impor-
tant
Not
Too
Impor-
tant
Not
At All
Impor-
tant
Don't
Know/
Refused
% % % % %
"To prevent a larger war involving other countries in that part of Europe"
5/12-16 52 27 8 8

5

4/15-18 56 24 11 7

2

3/24-28 53 29 9 6 3

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"To prevent the killing of citizens in Kosovo"
5/12-16 69 18 4 4

5

4/15-18 69 19 6 5

1

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"To prevent the killing of innocent citizens in Kosovo"
3/24-28 68 21 4 5 2

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"To end starvation and a major refugee problem in that region"
5/12-16 57 26 6 7

4

4/15-18 59 26 8 5

2

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"To prevent starvation and a major refugee problem in that region"
3/24-28 55 30 6 6 3

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"How worried are you that U.S. troops in Kosovo might suffer casualties: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?"
5/99 4/99 3/99
% % %
Very worried 56 66 55
Somewhat worried 31 25 32
Not too worried 7 5 9
Not at all worried 3 3 3
Don't know/Refused 3 1 1

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"How worried are you about the financial cost of sending U.S. troops to Kosovo: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?"
5/99 4/99 3/99
% % %
Very worried 35 38 20
Somewhat worried 35 35 34
Not too worried 16 16 26
Not at all worried 11 11 17
Don't know/Refused 3 - 3

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Half sample (Form 1):
"How worried are you that innocent people are being hurt or killed by U.S. and NATO airstrikes: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?"
%
Very worried 50
Somewhat worried 34
Not too worried 9
Not at all worried 4
Don't know/Refused 3

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Half sample (Form 2):
"How worried are you that Serbian civilians are being hurt or killed by U.S. and NATO airstrikes: very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not at all worried?"
5/99 4/99
% %
Very worried 37 40
Somewhat worried 40 38
Not too worried 13 16
Not at all worried 6 5
Don't know/Refused 4 1

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Asked of those who said they followed the bombing "very," "fairly," or "not too closely" (see question above):
"Some people have charged that the U.S. bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade on purpose. Other people say the bombing was just a mistake. What is your opinion -- did the U.S. bomb the Chinese Embassy on purpose, or was the bombing just a mistake?"
%
Bombed on purpose 13
Bombing was a mistake 77
Don't know 10

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Latest: May 13-14, 1999. N=405 adults nationwide.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling the situation in Kosovo?"
Approve Disap-
prove
Don't
Know
% % %
5/13-14 44 48 8
5/6-7 47 36 17
4/29-30 46 40 14
4/21-22 55 32 13
4/15-16 56 38 6

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"Right now, what do you think should be the priority for NATO and the U.S. in Yugoslavia: continuing the air campaign at its current level, stepping up the air campaign, launching a ground war against the Serbs, or stepping up diplomatic efforts to reach a negotiated settlement?"
5/13-14 4/21-22 4/15-16
% % %
Continuing the air campaign at its current level 10 9 9
Stepping up the air campaign 11 20 19
Launching a ground war 9 11 12
Stepping up diplomatic efforts 62 53 52
Don't know 8 7 8

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"What do you think should be done after NATO's accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia? Do you think someone high up in the Pentagon or CIA should be held responsible and lose their job over this? OR, Mistakes like this will happen in a military operation, and no one should have to lose their job?"
%
Official should lose job 27
No one should lose job 64
Don't know 9

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"Do you think the accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy will do permanent damage or only temporary damage to U.S.-China relations?"
%
Permanent 23
Temporary 69
None (vol.) 2
Don't know 6

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"Do you think the accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy will do permanent damage or only temporary damage to the chances for a negotiated settlement to end the fighting in Yugoslavia?"
%
Permanent 18
Temporary 69
None (vol.) 5
Don't know 8

 

CBS News Poll. Latest: May 11, 1999. N=578 adults nationwide.

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"Do you favor or oppose the United States and NATO conducting airstrikes against Yugoslavia?" [Prior to 4/5-6: ". . . against Serbia?"]
Favor Oppose Don't
Know
% % %
5/11 49 36 15
5/1-2 53 35 12
4/13-14 59 29 12
4/5-6 58 33 9
4/1 51 34 15
3/28 51 37 12
3/24 50 30 20

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"How important to the interests of the United States is what happens in Serbia and Kosovo: very important, somewhat important, or not very important?"
Very
Impor-
tant
Some-
what
Impor-
tant
Not
Very
Impor-
tant
Don't
Know
% % % %
5/11 39 42 17 2
4/5-6 39 43 15 3
4/1 41 42 13 4
3/28 33 43 19 5
3/24 35 43 16 6

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"What is your impression of how the conflict in Kosovo is going for the United States and NATO right now: very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly or very badly?"
5/11 5/1-2
% %
Very well 5 7
Somewhat well 43 45
Somewhat badly 35 32
Very badly 10 9
Don't know 7 7

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"In order to try and end the fighting in Kosovo, would you favor or oppose the United States sending in ground troops as part of a NATO peacekeeping force?"
5/11 5/1-2
% %
Favor 45 45
Oppose 48 48
Don't know 7 8

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"Do you think the United States and NATO should negotiate a compromise with Slobodan Milosevic in order to end the fighting in Yugoslavia, or not?"
5/11 5/1-2
% %
Should 62 67
Should not 31 26
Don't know 7 7

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"The United States and NATO have said they will not stop the bombing of Yugoslavia until all Serb troops are withdrawn from Kosovo. Russia and China have said there can be no negotiations about Kosovo until the NATO bombing ends. Do you think the U.S. and NATO should continue the bombing until Serb troops withdraw from Kosovo, or should the U.S. and NATO stop bombing now and negotiate?"
%
Continue bombing 42
Stop bombing and negotiate 50
Don't know 8

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"Last week, NATO bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, killing four people and injuring about 20. How closely have you been following news about this incident and the reaction to it? Have you been following it very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"
%
Very closely 27
Somewhat closely 42
Not too closely 22
Not at all 8
Don't know 1

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"Do you think the bombing of the Chinese Embassy will seriously damage diplomatic efforts to negotiate an end to the fighting in Yugoslavia, or not?"
%
Will 36
Will not 51
Damage, but not seriously (vol.) 3
Don't know 10

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"Do you think the bombing of the Chinese Embassy will seriously damage United States relations with China, or not?" If "Will damage": "Do you think the bombing of the Chinese Embassy will damage U.S. relations with China only for a short time, or will the damage be long-lasting?"
%
Will - short time 30
Will - long-lasting 22
Will - don't know how long 5
No, won't damage 35
Don't know 8

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"From what you know about the bombing of the Chinese Embassy, which statement comes closer to your opinion? (1) It was a tragic thing and there is absolutely no excuse for NATO to make such a mistake. OR, (2) It was a tragic thing, but it is understandable that this kind of a mistake could have happened."
%
No excuse 30
Understandable 65
Don't know 5

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"The United States has apologized to China for bombing the Chinese Embassy. Do you think the U.S. should say more, do you think the apology was enough, or do you think the U.S. should not have apologized at all?"
%
Should say more 29
Apology was enough 61
Should not have apologized 5
Don't know 5

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"As you may have heard, thousands of people in China have protested the Chinese Embassy bombing by demonstrating in front of the American and British embassies in Beijing, breaking windows and defacing the buildings. From what you know about this, which statement comes closer to your opinion? (1) There is no excuse for the damage caused by these demonstrations. OR, (2) It is understandable that the Chinese would protest the bombing this way."
%
No excuse 28
Understandable 66
Don't know 6

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"The Chinese government has demanded that the U.S. provide an official apology, a thorough investigation and disclosure of the results, and punishment of those responsible for the bombing. Do you think the U.S. should or should not comply with all of these demands?"
%
Should 31
Should not 51
Comply with some, not all (vol.) 11
Don't know 7

 

The Gallup Poll. Latest: May 7-9, 1999. N=1,025 adults nationwide. (Trend data include Gallup/CNN/USA Today Polls.)

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"... As you may know, the military alliance of Western countries called NATO has launched air and missile attacks against Serbian military targets in Yugoslavia. Do you favor or oppose the United States being a part of that military action?"
Favor Oppose No
Opinion
% % %
5/7-9 55 38 7
4/30 - 5/2 58 36 6
4/26-27 56 40 4
4/21 51 39 10
4/13-14 61 35 4
4/6-7 58 36 6
3/30-31 53 41 6
3/25 50 39 11

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Clinton is handling the situation in Kosovo?"
Approve Disap-
prove
No
Opinion
% % %
5/7-9 55 35 10
4/30 - 5/2 54 41 5
4/26-27 54 41 5
4/13-14 61 34 5
4/6-7 58 35 7
3/25 58 32 10

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"Thinking some more about the situation in Yugoslavia, which of the following approaches to reaching a peace agreement in Yugoslavia would you prefer to see the United States take? Continue the current military action against Yugoslavia until Slobodan Milosevic complies with peace terms that are acceptable to NATO. OR, Stop the military action and focus on a diplomatic effort to reach a peace agreement."
%
Continue military action 48
Focus on diplomatic efforts 48
Neither/Other (vol.) 3
No opinion 1

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"So far, do you think the military action against Yugoslavia by the United States and NATO has been too aggressive, has been about right, or has not been aggressive enough?"
%
Too aggressive 24
About right 44
Not aggressive enough 27
No opinion 5

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Half sample (Form A):
"In terms of the conflict going on in Yugoslavia, who do you think is winning so far: the United States or Serbia?"
%
United States 40
Serbia 25
Neither (vol.) 26
No opinion 9

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Half sample (Form B):
"In terms of the conflict going on in Yugoslavia, who do you think is winning so far: Bill Clinton or Slobodan Milosevic?"
%
Bill Clinton 36
Slobodan Milosevic 35
Neither (vol.) 23
No opinion 6

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"Do you believe that one of the objectives of U.S. and NATO military action in Yugoslavia should or should not be the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power?"
%
Should be 79
Should not be 15
No opinion 6

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"As you may know, several hundred Albanian refugees from Kosovo have been brought to the U.S. Do you support or oppose the decision to bring them here to the United States?"
%
Support 66
Oppose 30
No opinion 4

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"As you may know, the refugees are being temporarily housed at military bases, but some will be placed with American families. If given the chance, would you open your home to a Kosovo refugee family, or not?"
%
Would 39
Would not 57
No opinion 4

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates.  Latest: May 6-7, 1999. N=669 adults nationwide.

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"Would you support sending U.S. ground troops to Yugoslavia to force Yugoslav president Milosevic to agree to a NATO peace plan, or not?"
%
Would support 43
Would not 48
Don't know 9

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"We'd like your views on Jesse Jackson's mission that resulted in the release of the American prisoners of war. Overall, do you think Jackson's mission did more to (A) help the U.S. and NATO's chances of reaching a diplomatic solution to end the fighting; (B) hurt the U.S. and NATO's chances of achieving their military objectives in the region?"
%
Helped chances 56
Hurt chances 11
Both equally (vol.) 4
Neither (vol.) 14
Don't know 15

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"Now thinking about the terms of a possible deal between NATO and Milosevic to end the fighting in Yugoslavia, tell me if you think each of the following would be more a victory for NATO or more a victory for Milosevic. What if the deal called for [see below]? Would you consider this more a victory for NATO or more a victory for Milosevic?"
NATO Milosevic Neither/
Both
(vol.)
Don't
Know
% % % %
"Permission for the ethnic Albanian refugees to return to Kosovo, and the refugees actually return"
69 12 4 15

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"Withdrawal of all Serb armed forces, including both police and paramilitaries"
63 15 5 17

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"An armed peacekeeping force around Kosovo with some NATO forces but also Russians and others not under NATO command"
49 25 9 17

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"Permission for the ethnic Albanian refugees to return to Kosovo, but many refugees refuse to return"
30 47 7 16

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"Withdrawal of Serb police and paramilitaries, but not the Serb army"
23 49 5 23

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"If peace is achieved in Kosovo, would you support U.S. troops being part of an allied military deployment to maintain stability in other countries of the region, such as Albania, Macedonia and Romania?"
%
Yes 57
No 33
Don't know 10

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"If peace is achieved in Kosovo, would you support U.S. financial aid to help maintain stability in these same countries?"
%
Yes 58
No 34
Don't know 8

 

Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Latest: May 5-6, 1999. N=901 registered voters nationwide.

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"President Clinton has been arguing for the U.S. to participate in NATO bombing in the Kosovo dispute. In your opinion, has President Clinton adequately explained the case for U.S. involvement in Kosovo?"
5/5-6 4/21-22 4/7-8 3/24-25
% % % %
Yes 42 41 44 41
No 47 48 45 45
Not sure 11 11 11 14

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"Jesse Jackson is encouraging President Clinton to have a one-on-one meeting with Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to try to negotiate peace. Do you think President Clinton should meet with Milosevic?"
%
Yes 68
No 26
Not sure 6

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"Some people give Jesse Jackson a lot of credit for negotiating the release of the U.S. prisoners while others say he is interfering in U.S. foreign policy. Which is closer to your view?"
%
He deserves credit 63
He's interfering 23
Both (vol.) 6
Not sure 8

 

CBS News Poll. Latest: May 1-2, 1999. N=1,151 adults nationwide.

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"Do you think the current conflict in Kosovo will be over in just a few weeks, or do you think it is more likely to continue for several months, or do you think it's likely to continue for a year or longer?"
5/1-2 4/13-14
% %
Weeks 8 7
Months 51 49
Year or longer 33 37
Don't know 8 7

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. Latest: April 30-May 2, 1999. N=1,014 adults nationwide.

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"Do you favor or oppose sending U.S. ground troops along with troops from other NATO countries to serve in a combat situation in the region?"

%

Favor 40
Oppose 55
No opinion 5

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"If a peace agreement is worked out between the Yugoslavian Serbs and Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority would you favor or oppose sending U.S. ground troops along with troops from other countries to serve as peacekeepers in the region?"
%
Favor 67
Oppose 31
No opinion 2

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling the situation in Kosovo?"
Approve Disap-
prove
No
Opinion
% % %
4/30 - 5/2 41 45 14

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"How confident are you in Bill Clinton as a military leader: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all?"
%
Very confident 16
Somewhat confident 40
Not too confident 18
Not confident at all 26

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Half sample (Form A):
"In your view, who should have the final authority for deciding whether the United States should continue the current airstrikes in Yugoslavia [rotate]: the Congress or President Clinton?"
%
Congress 60
Clinton 34
Depends (vol.) 2
No opinion 4

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Half sample (Form A):
"In your view, who should have the final authority for deciding whether the United States should send ground troops to serve in a combat situation in Yugoslavia
[rotate]: the Congress or President Clinton?"
%
Congress 64
Clinton 31
Depends (vol.) 1
No opinion 4

.

Half sample (Form B):
"Overall, who do you have more confidence in to set the United States' military policy toward Yugoslavia
[rotate]: President Clinton or the Republican leaders in Congress?"
%
Clinton 43
Republican leaders 42
Both equally (vol.) 2
Neither (vol.) 9
No opinion 4

 

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