Religion: Bomb Rome?

The Gallup poll asked the U.S. public: "Do you think the Allied air force should bomb Rome?", and got a 51% majority "no" for its answer. Undecided were 12%; the rest answered "yes."

Catholic "no" vote was the heaviest: 67%. Protestants voted 52% "no." Only non-church members thought it a good idea: 47% yes; 40% no.

But military men could still soundly contend that the answers might have been different if the question had been more specifically phrased. Gallup Poll had left room for sentiment by failing to ask if military targets should be bombed...

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