Most people in 23 nations back NATO action in Libya

May 12, 2011 23:42

NEW YORK - Sixty percent of people from 23 countries support NATO's military intervention in Libya, a poll showed on Thursday.

The Ipsos poll found more than 70 percent support in Belgium, South Africa, Australia, India, France, Sweden and Canada for the NATO strikes on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's military and command structures.

About two-thirds of people in Brazil, Japan, Spain, South Korea, Poland and the United States back the action, which began after the U.N. Security Council in March authorized a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.

And more than half the people in Germany, Britain, Hungary, Mexico and Italy support the NATO strikes, while Saudi Arabia was evenly split. Support was less than 50 percent in Russia, Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia.

Of the 11 NATO countries surveyed, only in Turkey did less than half the people support intervention.

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