Poll: Most Americans Say U.S. Doesn’t Have Responsibility In Syria

A wide majority of Americans do not believe the United States has a responsibility to intervene in Syria, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times poll released Tuesday.

The poll found that 62 percent of Americans say the country does not have a responsibility to get involved in the tense and bloody conflict in Syria — little change from previous findings in the CBS/NYT survey despite the recent announcement from the Obama administration that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have used chemical weapons on the country’s civilian population. 

In March, for example, 69 percent said the U.S. did not have a responsibility to intervene in the country. Sixty-two percent said the same in a CBS/NYT poll conducted in December of last year.

Only 24 percent said the U.S. has a responsibility to intervene, according to the latest CBS/NYT poll.

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