Polling supplement – public opinion survey in Iraq
November 1, 2004
In the 19 months since the U.S.-led ouster of Saddam Hussein, several polling organizations have taken snapshots of Iraqi public opinion. This report incorporates all publicly available polls into one comprehensive study of Iraq’s post-invasion progress. We emphasize issues and questions that have been addressed by multiple polls. The results are organized thematically, according to the four pillars of postconflict reconstruction as identified and defined in the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)/Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Post-Conflict Reconstruction Task Framework (May 2002) (http://www.csis.org/isp/pcr/ framework.pdf). Those pillars are: security, governance and participation, economic and social well-being, and justice and reconciliation.
This study supplements the Post-Conflict Reconstruction (PCR) Project’s September 2004 report, Progress or Peril? Measuring Iraq’s Reconstruction, where many of these passages and graphics first appeared, alongside extensive analysis of non-polling data (http://www.csis.org/isp/pcr/0409_progressperil.pdf).