Most want U.S. to stay out of Arab unrest, Rasmussen finds 

President Obama is evaluating "a full range of options" to address the violent unrest in Libya and has dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Geneva to try to get peace talks going, but Rasmussen Reports says its latest survey finds that most Americans want this country to steer clear of all the uprisings in the Middle East.

"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 29% of American Adults think a change of government in any of these Arab countries will be good for the United States, while slightly more (33%) feel such a change will be bad for America. Twelve percent (12%) say it will have no impact, but one-in-four (26%) aren’t sure what to expect," Rasmussen said.

"However, as with the recent turmoil in Egypt, most Americans (67%) say the United States should leave the situation in the Arab countries alone. Just 17% say the United States should get more directly involved in the political situation there, but another 17% are not sure," he said.

Rasmussen said most of those he interviewed are "skeptical about the political changes that are likely to come from the growing - and, in Libya’s case, violent - protests. Thirty percent (30%) believe it is at least somewhat likely that most of these Arab countries will become free, democratic and peaceful over the next few years, but that includes just four percent (4%) who say it is Very Likely. Sixty-one percent (61%) view a democratic and peaceful outcome as unlikely, with 14% who say it is Not At All Likely."

For more from Rasmussen on this survey, including the questions, go here.

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