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    Americans Refuse to Support Saudi Arabia

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    A Sputnik.Poll survey has shown that 68 percent of Americans believe that the United States should partially or completely stop supporting Saudi Arabia until the country can prove that it does not fund terrorism. The poll was conducted by UK polling agency Populus for Sputnik news agency and radio.

    The poll asked US residents to consider a leaked memo from Hillary Clinton which stated that donors from Saudi Arabia constituted the most significant source of funding for Sunni terrorist groups worldwide and to say which policy the US should adopt towards Saudi Arabia.

    Nearly 70% of US Public Opposes Maintaining Support for Saudi Arabia
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    Nearly 70% of US Public Opposes Maintaining Support for Saudi Arabia

    Only 12 percent of Americans said that the US should support Saudi Arabia as an ally, while 20 percent of Americans chose to respond with “I don’t know”.

    Populus, a research company, conducted the survey in March 2015. The survey included 1,003 American respondents aged between 18-64. The sample represents the country’s population in terms of sex, age, and location. The maximum margin of error did not exceed 3.1 percent, giving the results a 95 percent probability.

    About the Sputnik.Polls Project

    The international public opinion project was created in January 2015, in partnership with leading research companies such as Populus, IFOP, and forsa. The project organizes regular surveys in the United States and Europe on the most sensitive social and political issues.

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