May 27th, 2013
12:28 PM ET

Poll: Worries about Syrian war on the rise

More and more Americans are concerned about the situation in civil-war ravaged Syria, according to a new national survey.

But the CNN/ORC International poll, released Monday, also indicates the public remains cautious over charges that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its citizens.

According to the survey, 36% of Americans are very concerned about the current situation in Syria, with 43% saying they are somewhat concerned and nearly one in five not concerned. The 36% who are concerned is up seven percentage points from a CNN poll conducted last August.

There seems to be a generational divide, with 47% of those age 50 and older very concerned. That number drops to 28% for those under 50.


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  1. Ken Margo

    We don't need to get involved. Arabs have Allah to straighten these things out! Let's sit back and see Allah solve this conflict!

    June 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  2. pkb

    No, Americans aren't worried about a Syrian war. We're sick and tired of foreign wars in which we shouldn't have been in and never want to be in. War hawks get their kicks out of war and that's why we've been in wars 10,000 miles away in which we had no business being in. Let some other country rescue Syria.

    May 29, 2013 at 11:53 am | Reply
  3. ecald12

    If the Syrian government used chemical weapons against the so-called "Free Syrian Army," I think it can be excused. Those in the opposition "army" have been terrorizing the people of Syria for over 2 years now. They have caused a heavy loss of life and astronomical damage to the country's infrastructurre.

    Obama never should have drawn a "red line." That was his mistake. He needs to back off and publicly admit he had misspoken.

    May 29, 2013 at 9:37 am | Reply
  4. Hypatia

    We do not belong there. Let them annihilate each other. It is. Not something we should get involved with in any way.

    May 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  5. thelastindependent

    It's odd, through. With the best funded intelligence service in the world, why haven't we gotten more information on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria? How long does it take to confirm or deny such weapons are used?

    May 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Reply
    • George Patton-2

      That's probably because they don't exist any more than those Saddam Hussein purportedly had before the obscene 2003 invasion of Iraq. The right-wing media is probably trying to misinform us as usual!

      May 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  6. John Geheran

    I'm scared to death that we're going to something stupid like jumping into that country's civil war. This is the kind of stupidity that will eventually bring this country down sooner or later!

    May 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Reply
    • wjmccartan

      Don't worry John, we have learned from our mistakes, we are not planning to jump, it is cheaper to train and supply them arms or fund their wars; we just want to eat popcorn and enjoy the show, let Islamic morons kill each others.

      May 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Reply
      • George Patton-2

        He we go again with Phunnie boy's posts like the one above. Don't feel bad, wjmccartan. He does the same thing to me all the time!!!

        May 28, 2013 at 10:38 am |
  7. sand

    whats needed is someone to nuke ireland dublin britain usa ghana and australia wipe them all to dust cut all of there children into to pieces with swords our blood boils for your death.

    May 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Reply
    • BigShiz

      Saeed,dam you can't even spell you own name.

      May 28, 2013 at 2:56 am | Reply
  8. Charlotte

    We have NO dog in this fight and should just stay out of it.

    May 27, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  9. USMC1371

    The reason people under 50 don't care is because we do not have the police the world mentality that the baby boomers have. If a country half way around the world wants to change their form of government more power to them. They had better make sure what thay are doing before they start the battle because the days of the good'ol USA running to make everything right is over.

    May 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Reply
    • Hypatia

      Hate to clue you in, youngun, but this baby boomer has never believed we should be p,icing the globe. Quit generalizing.

      May 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Reply
      • USMC1371

        What's the average age of those in the admin that are making the policies? And the average age of the general's that are advising them? I rest my case.

        May 29, 2013 at 3:13 am |

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