Thursday, January 27, 2005

Danes want to bring the boys and girls home

A poll by the main Danish daily the Berlingske Tidende indicates that 63 percent Danes want to bring their troops home from Iraq.

Published on Thursday, the survey reveals a rift between public opinion and the government's expressed plans to keep the soldiers in the war-torn country.

About 41% of the Danes questioned said Denmark, which has 525 soldiers in Iraq, should set a date for pulling them out, while 22% said the government should call the troops home immediately, according to the Gallup poll of 1015 people conducted between 18 and 20 January.

Thirty-five percent of those polled said they felt the Danish soldiers should stay in Iraq as long as they are needed. Two per cent of those polled were undecided.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Given that you don't expressly reveal your identity as a Dane anywhere on your blog, your focus on Danish public opinion might strike the uninitiated as odd -- after all, who gives a fuck what the Danes think? But then again, your name, in spite of the bastardized Swedish spelling, is something of a giveaway. And of course, it is hard to be humble... -- Lars