Iraq and Syria opinion poll – the world’s most dangerous survey?

As a wave of refugees heads north-westwards into Europe from the Middle East it may not be surprising to hear that a majority of Iraqis and Syrians appear to believe their countries are heading in the wrong direction.

That is one of the findings from an opinion poll commissioned by the BBC from ORB International that examines public opinion in both Iraq and Syria.

Some 66% of those questioned in Iraq and 57% in Syria think their country is heading in the wrong direction. Perhaps more shocking is that one quarter of those questioned in Iraq and more than one third in Syria think their country is actually on the right track.

  • “Syria poll – 21% prefer life now compared to before the war.”

    That says it all. This is what is wrong with Islam.

    Islam needs only a small percentage of the population to go along with it for Islam to be the ruling ideology.

    Let me point out a study published by Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the July 22, 2011 online edition of the journal Physical Review E article titled “Social consensus through the influence of committed minorities” ( This study found “that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.”

    • Icebow

      There will have to be blood, then.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        And some drinking of milkshakes.

      • mobuyus

        Oh there will be blood.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This is the pathology that the West is inviting into its midst. We might as well inject ourselves with HIV.

  • Martin B

    Iraq and Syria will never start heading in the right direction until they abandon Islam.