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.