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     Vietnam            See also: Allies and enemies


 

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Gallup Poll. March 7-10, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"Looking back, do you think the United States made a mistake sending troops to fight in Vietnam in the 1960s?"
 
Yes No Unsure    
% % %    
3/7-10/13 57 34 9    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 15-17, 2000. N=1,150 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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ALL 18-29 30-44 45-64 65 &
Older
% % % % %

"Looking back at the war in Vietnam, do you think we did the right thing in getting into the fighting in Vietnam, or should we have stayed out?"

Did the right thing 24 31 26 21 19
Should have stayed out 60 55 58 67 61
Don' t know 16 14 16 12 20

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"Some people say the American role in Vietnam was a noble cause. Other people say it was wrong and immoral. Do you think it was a noble cause, or wrong and immoral?"
Noble cause 37 41 38 40 26
Wrong and immoral 35 30 36 37 35
Wrong, but not immoral (vol.) 8 7 8 7 10
Neither (vol.) 4 3 3 4 5
Both (vol.) 3 1 2 4 4
Don't know 13 18 13 8 20

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"Do you believe that any American MIAs -- those soldiers who are regarded as missing in action -- are still alive in Vietnam?"
Yes 49 48 52 48 48
No 40 40 40 42 37
Don't know 11 12 8 10 15

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"As best you recall, which side did the United States support in the war: North Vietnam or South Vietnam?"
North Vietnam 18 22 24 13 8
South Vietnam 57 47 53 66 60
Don't know 25 31 23 21 32

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"How much impact do you think our involvement in the war in Vietnam has had on American foreign policy today: a lot, some, not much, or no impact at all?"
A lot 30
Some 49
Not much 9
None at all 4
Don't know 8

 


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