1 December 2015

Allyson Morgan

49% of Brits back UK airstrikes in Syria


  • Just under half of Brits would back airstrikes in Syria
  • 28% oppose UK military attacks on Syria
  • 60-69 years are biggest opponents of airstrikes

Commons to vote on airstrikes tomorrow

Tomorrow Wednesday the 2nd of December, the Commons will vote on whether the British military will carry out airstrikes in Syria. mingle Trend took the opportunity to ask the British public their opinion on the subject.

Almost half (49%) of the Brits support the airstrikes; 28% oppose military intervention and 23% are unsure. The 60-69 years (33%) are the biggest contenders to possible airstrikes by the British army, whereas the 16-19 years (54%) back David Cameron's plans the most.

Today, Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said the UK is already a target for IS. But what about the consequences of airstrikes? Do you fear repercussions?

Survey data base

Type of survey : British population between 16-69 years of age
Sample :900 British participants selected on a representative basis
Survey time : 26.11.2015 until 30.11.15
Method: Online survey, sample

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  1. Peter Jackson says:

    What on earth do those that are for airstrikes imagine it will achieve apart from children, women and men that are terrified, maimed and killed? Leaving a population that is both physically and psychologically scarred with motherless or fatherless or completely orphaned children. A population desperate to escape the social injustices heaped on them and the hell-fire raining down on them, using all their capital and risking their lives and those of their children to flee somewhere safe in Europe. That is what is happening.

  2. Tom says:

    Which they have brought on themselves when the decided to start bombing Europe, more importantly England! They started with war and its about time we finished it!!

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