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Poll of Pakistan Opinion Finds Public Blames U.S., not al-Qaida, For Country's Violence

A public opinion poll released in Paksitan on June 20th shows that 58 percent of Pakistanis support talks with the tribal militants, and that anti-U.S. sentiments remain negative.

The pollsters found more than half of the respondents blame the U.S. for the violence occurring in Pakistan while few hold al-Qaida responsible, but that the U.S. has an opportunity to turn public opinion in its favor.

The survey was conducted in Pakistan by two Washington-based not profit organizations: Terror Free Tomorrow and a think tank, the New America Foundation. VOA's Ravi Khanna has more.