What do the Iraqis Think?

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An interesting survey about what Iraqis think based on face-to-face interviews conducted between March 23 – March 31, 2006. I found the response to the following curious.

The Iraqi government currently provides cheap fuel to all Iraqis. Would you be willing to accept a small increase in the price of fuel in exchange for a large reduction in Iraq’s international debt, an increase of several hundred thousand new jobs for Iraqis, and significantly improved government services for the poorest Iraqis?
The majority- some 61 percent- said NO.

Here is a link to survey summary. The graph above shows the ratings for economic conditions.

Related Links;

Measuring Progress in Iraq

Some Iraq cost metrics on a one year anniversary

Officer says Iraq firms were slow to return passports

War Post- a blog that posts letters on Iraq 90 Years Apart: Soldiers' Letters from the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-Present

After Zaraqawi; “The Enemy” in Iraq. A podcast featuring Juan Cole.

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And of those willing to accept a small increase in fuel prices, only 12% cite helping the poor as a justification!

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