Asked directly, only 15.1 per cent of respondents said Coalition forces should leave immediately and 59.9 per cent said they should stay for periods ranging from more than an additional year (4.3 per cent) to such time as a stable government was in place (35.8 per cent) — 1.5 per cent said they should never leave.
70 per cent said their lives were very good or quite good these days;
18.6 per cent said their lives were worse now than before the war, 23.3 per cent said their lives were about the same and 56.5 per cent said their lives were better since the war;
71 per cent said they think their lives will get better over the coming year — and only 6.6 per cent said their lives would get worse;
48.2 per cent thought the war was justified and 39.1 per cent said it was wrong;
The United States (20.4 per cent) and Japan (19.8 per cent) were the countries most chosen by respondents as suited for a major role in rebuilding the country (no other country scored in double digits and the UN scored only 3.6 per cent);
85.9 per cent said Iraq most needs to become a democracy — and 81.1 per cent said the country needs a single strong leader;