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六成美国人支持二战时向日本投原子弹
Americans say A-bomb attacks were proper: poll
[ 2009-08-06 15:23 ]

六成美国人支持二战时向日本投原子弹
A woman prays in front of a cenotaph for the victims of the the U.S. 1945 atomic bombing, in the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima August 5, 2009.[Xinhua]

 

Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the United States did the right thing by dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 64 years ago, according to a new poll.

Older voters, men and Republicans favored the attacks more than younger people, women and Democrats, the survey of 2,409 registered voters by Quinnipiac University showed.

Asked whether the United States "did the right thing or the wrong thing by dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki," Republicans said it was the right thing to do by a margin of 74 to 13 percent, while Democrats favored it 49 to 29 percent.

People over 55 years old favored it by 73 to 13 percent while people aged 18 to 34 favored it 50 to 32 percent.

Men approved of the attacks 72 to 17 percent versus 51 to 27 percent for women.<