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Did the British public opinion about the Iraq War changed during the war

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UK studies have drawn on the theories that are suggesting on public opinion on war. The theory suggests that the public opinion about objectives, moral justifications and success of the military campaign is related to the military death acceptability by the public. There are other theories also which suggest that absolute number of death is of large irrelevance. The accurate estimates of military deaths are associated with the public attitudes towards the war mission. Public tolerance and aversion of the military casualties is therefore of dependence on mission’s context where the war is to occur, for instance in Iraq. It is not clear though whether the same associations exist in UK in terms of the British public opinions, perceptions and estimations. The perceived success of Iraq war is of reliance on the public opinions, actual number of death and objectives.This essay contributes to the perception understanding of Iraq war missions among the public of Britain. He essay provides an empirical study of the public opinion by using empirical evidence which is of high quality. The data from the BSA (British Survey Attitudes) are used in the comparing and contrasting of public attitudes towards the missions regarding the success and purpose of the war. Also, casualty estimation theories will be explored within the context of UK. This will be done by determining the acceptability and public assessments accuracy of the military deaths. A determination of how the military war deaths are related to the opinions of the public is as well to be discussed.This essay article measures the British public opinion of the military missions in Iraq. The 2011 data from the BSA survey is used in this measuring of public opinion. BSA uses designs with different multi stages in selecting a representative sample of those aged 18 years and above and living in Wales, England and Scotland. The questionnaires of 2011 BSA were developed by the King’s Center for the Military Health Research (KCMHR). KCMHR worked in conjunction with the NatCen Social Research. The formed questionnaires were used in developing a module on the British public attitudes in relation to the UK armed forces and the UK’s mission in the war of Iraq. The data of BSA were collected from 2011 September by the fieldworkers through face to face interviews that were assisted by computers. In
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  • Pages: 7 (1750 words)
  • Document Type: Essay
  • Subject: Statistics
  • Level: Undergraduate
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