This paper investigates fatality sensitivity of public opinion in coalition countries that participate in war efforts but are not a leading force. The analysis is based on opinion polls measuring public attitudes towards the involvement in the Iraq war of three countries: the United Kingdom, Poland and Australia. Overall, the data does not provide a clear evidence of sensitivity to soldier deaths, which were relatively infrequent, but the war opposition appears to increase in response to terrorism in Iraq. News of success has a power to reduce war opposition, while scandals are costly in terms of public support.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Central European Journal of International and Security Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Mar 2018|
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- Iraq war
- war coalition members
- fatality sensitivity
- wartime public opinion
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