Poll: Americans still don't want to intervene in Syria

62 percent say it's not American's responsibility

Published April 30, 2013 1:03PM (EDT)

A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that the majority of Americans don't think the United States has a responsibility to intervene in Syria, by a margin of 62-24 percent. Last month, only 20 percent of those surveyed thought the U.S. should intervene, while 62 percent still thought it should not.

From CBS News:

Still, those following the news about Syria very closely are far more likely to think the U.S. has a responsibility to get involved there. Nearly half (47 percent) of that group thinks the U.S. has a responsibility to get involved there -- though about as many do not (48 percent).


By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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