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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fewer Americans Are Aware of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

A survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press reveals that just only 28 percent of Americans know that the U.S. troop casualties in Iraq are approach 4,000.

Here's a very small yet interesting excerpt taken from that opening paragraph of the Washington Post which covers the survey:

[N]early half thinks the death tally is 3,000 or fewer and 23 percent think it is higher, according to an opinion survey released yesterday.

Interestingly enough, very few Americans at large -- including the mainstream press -- are aware of the fact that the body count of Iraqi civilians now totals 89,573 casualties.

Nonethless, there's no indication in the piece of how many Americans are actually aware of that entire body count. Well, except Yours Truly.