Americans Continue to Support International Engagement Despite Frustration over the War in Iraq
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
Most Americans believe the war in Iraq has not reduced terrorism or helped spread democracy in the Middle East. Instead they say the war has hurt U.S. relations with the Muslim world and should make nations more cautious about using military force. Nonetheless, Americans are not turning against international engagement—strong majorities still want the United States to play an active role in world affairs.