Lebanese Support Disarmament of Hezbollah

A poll was conducted by IPSOS for the French-language daily L’Orient - Le Jour between August 14 and 17, 2006, using a representative sample of 600 men and women drawn from Lebanon’s various communities.   The poll found that 51 percent of Lebanon’s population support the disarmament of Hezbollah while 49 percent oppose it, a significant difference according to the survey's margin of error.  Eighty one percent support the deployment of additional UN troops in Southern Lebanon to enforce the ceasefire that ended the 34-day conflict.  However, sixty four percent said that the UN Interim Force in Lebanon should act as an observer rather than as an intervention force.  Only thirty eight percent feared the outbreak of a new civil war in Lebanon as a result of the recent conflict between Hezbollah and Israel.

Source: Ya Libnan