We the People…

August 12, 2008

Dear Members and Friends,

The American public has spoken overwhelmingly in support of missile defense. According to a national poll released today by MDAA, 87% of Americans believe that the United States should have a missile defense system. This is the highest percentage of support ever recorded in the history of missile defense.

The poll also showed that 58% of Americans believe that there is a real threat from missiles carrying weapons of mass destruction and that missile defense is the preferred option over pre-emptive military action or diplomatic efforts for dealing with the proliferation of missiles and weapons of mass destruction by nation states.

It further displayed that 71% of Americans support the deployment of U.S. Missile Defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic, 84%believe that U.S. Missile Defense systems protect US Troops overseas and 65%believe it should protect America’s Allies as well.

In addition, 78% of the American public believes in the importance of the presidential candidates addressing the issue of missile defense.

The poll was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation with a 3% plus or minus margin of error. Opinion Research Corporation partners with CNN on public opinion polls. Complete Poll Results of this poll can be viewed at www.missiledefenseadvoacy.org.

Resource Library


International Cooperation