Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Public opinion polling data

(11/17/10) - Britons Want to Launch a Full Inquest into David Kelly’s Death

One-in-four respondents believe the former weapons inspector committed suicide, and almost half are not sure.

The demise of Dr. David Kelly remains a mystery for many Britons, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

Last month, the Government released a formerly secret autopsy report on the death of Dr. Kelly—a former United Nations (UN) weapons inspector—in 2003.

The report reaffirms that Dr. Kelly committed suicide after he was exposed as the source of a report that accused the Tony Blair Government of overstating intelligence reports to make the case for war against Iraq more plausible.

In the online survey of a representative sample of 2,021 British adults, 25 per cent of respondents think that Dr. Kelly’s committed suicide, while 28 per cent disagree with this notion. Almost half of Britons (47%) are undecided.

The Government has rejected calls for a full inquest into Dr. Kelly’s demise. A majority of respondents in Britain (52%) support launching a full inquest into the death of Dr. Kelly, while 27 per cent are opposed.

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