Saturday, September 15, 2007

Poll: 23% in U.S. personally know Iraq casualty; 71% know someone who has deployed

Above: Medics rush a wounded soldier into a combat hospital operating room in June.

The U.S. service personnel death toll of the war is approaching 3,800 while the number of wounded is more than 20,000. With some 130,000 U.S. personnel serving in Iraq, and the rotation of units making Iraq war veterans of many more, it is easy to imagine that a large percentage of Americans know someone who has gone to Iraq.

Indeed, 71.2 percent of the 7,081 U.S. residents asked in a Zogby interactive poll said they knew someone who served in Iraq...

A total of 23.2 percent of the entire pool said they knew someone killed or injured in Iraq, with 33.9 percent of the Rural pool subset saying they knew a casualty of the Iraq war.

The poll, carried out Sept. 7-10, has a margin of error of 1.2 percentage points.

Read the rest at UPI