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Poll: Stay Out Of Syria

Americans are polarized about many things, it seems, but , they agree that the United States should stay out of the Syrian conflict. Seventy percent of those polled said they oppose the U.S. and its allies sending arms to anti-government groups in Syria. Just 20 percent favor it. The poll comes less than a week after the Obama administration announced it had “high confidence” the government of Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons and because of that to the Syrian rebels/NPR. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the Pew Poll results — that the U.S. should stay out of the Syrian conflict?

We’re Getting Unfriendly On Facebook

Whether it's pruning friends lists, removing unwanted comments or restricting access to their profiles, Americans are getting more privacy-savvy on social networks, a new report found. The report released Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that people are managing their privacy settings and their online reputation more often than they did two years earlier. For example, 44 percent of respondents said in 2011 that they deleted comments from their profile on a social networking site. Only 36 percent said the same thing in 2009/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Do you allow angry comments to remain on your Facebook wall?

Vets: Iran, Afghanistan Not Worth It

America's veterans are proud of their military service, but in a new report published Wednesday, they expressed ambivalence about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.In a new Pew Research Center report on war and sacrifice, half of post-9/11 veterans said the Afghanistan war has been worth fighting. Only 44% felt that way about Iraq, and one-third said both wars were worth the costs.Some of those costs were outlined in the Pew study, which comes out as the United States marks the 10th anniversary Friday of the Afghanistan conflict, the longest-running war in the nation's history/Moni Basu, CNN via KXLY. More here. (AP file photo of soldier in Iraq)

Question: Are you OK with our current level of involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Hucks Poll: Marriage Not Obsolete

  • Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation doesn’t consider marriage obsolete. A quarter of the respondents to a recent Pew Poll said marriage was obsolete. But only 41 of 281 (14.59%) said marriage was obsolete. 237 of 281 (84.34%) said marriage wasn’t obsolete. 3 respondents were undecided.
  • Today’s Poll (in lefthand rail): Which method at an airport security station do you prefer to submit yourself to?

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