Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Friday, October 22, 2004
PIPA, the Program on International Policy Attitudes, has taken a poll on what Americans believe about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Here's what they find, a year and a half after we invaded Iraq:
" Even after the final report of Charles Duelfer to Congress saying that Iraq did not have a significant WMD program, 72% of Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq had actual WMD (47%) or a major program for developing them (25%). Fifty-six percent assume that most experts believe Iraq had actual WMD and 57% also assume, incorrectly, that Duelfer concluded Iraq had at least a major WMD program. Kerry supporters hold opposite beliefs on all these points."
At least I guess there's something to be said for a group that steadfastly holds on to a belief that will support their side, no matter what the truth may be. The entire questionnaire can be read on the report site. posted by liz at 11:26 AM
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to