U.S. Public Rejects Using Military Force to Promote Democracy: Rejects Democratization as Rationale for Iraq War
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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A new poll finds that a majority of Americans reject the idea of using military force to promote democracy. Only 35% favored using military force to overthrow dictators. Less than one in five favored the US threatening to use military force if countries do not institute democratic reforms.