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A look at some key findings

WASHINGTON—Here are some responses from a new poll on U.S. views toward Iraq:

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Who should direct humanitarian relief and economic reconstruction in Iraq?

The U.S.:

40 percent

The U.N.:

57 percent

(No answer): 3 percent

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Now that the U.S. has toppled the government of Iraq, do you think the chances that other countries will try to develop nuclear weapons is higher, lower or unchanged?

Higher:

15 percent

Lower:

36 percent

Unchanged:

47 percent

(No answer)

2 percent

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Six months from now, do you think it is more likely that Iraq will:

Have a stable government:

53 percent

Be unstable and chaotic:

42 percent

(No answer)

4 percent

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Please tell me if you agree or disagree with the following statement: The U.S. has the right and even the responsibility to overthrow dictatorships.

Agree:

38 percent

Disagree:

57 percent

(No answer): 5 percent

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Source: Program on International Policy Studies, University of Maryland/Knowledge Networks. Dates of survey: April 18-22. Sample size: 865 Margin of error: plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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(c) 2003, Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services.

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