Both my real world and my internet life has found me in discussions over how it appears the USA is facing the reality that the burden of fighting ISIL is on us alone. I came across some polls that chart some of this:
This one looks at some European countries including five NATO players. I think two big standouts for the chart are 1] We’re speaking specifically of IRAQ not Syria. 2] All but Germany seem to overwhelmingly approve of US actions.
This one shows how badly the balloon deflates when the party people are asked to chip in. This one doesn’t specify a country where strikes are to occur. It predates the notion that Syria would be a target but for the UK & Germany it was valid for being the writing on the wall regards Syria.
This one seems to skew the curve of the previous one. It is also before the UK’s David Haines lost his head so quite possibly the numbers change yet again.
This one looks at the USA with a take on political party affiliation. The GOP seems consistent while the Dems have at least one glaring anomaly. I found it weird that the party of the POTUS would be so detached from him.
Now whether these data sets are very credible or to be taken with more than a grain of salt is up to the beholder in my book. I do think any number of projections could be made and expanded upon by folks on either side of the issue(s) at hand.
What is pretty clear is that these polls reflect the headlines of the places showing up in headlines and blog posts everywhere.
In general nobody wants to go into Syria and there are 10-20 nations that will support to varying degrees operations in Iraq.