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Analysis: Syria, Korea Poll May Surprise Leaders In Washington About Public’s Concern

(KYW's Larry Kane)

(KYW’s Larry Kane)

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by Special Contributor Larry Kane

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new CBS survey is out, and the results may be surprising to the leaders in Washington.  KYW Special Contributor Larry Kane reports on what appears to be a major lack of concern.

Two foreign flashpoints, Syria and Korea, are the subject of a new CBS Survey.

Even with the report of chemical weapon use, only 24 percent of those surveyed say the U.S. has a responsibility to get involved in Syria, 62 percent saying the country does not.  And only 10% of the people are following the situation closely.

The North Korean tensions are not revving up much American concern. Only 15 percent say military action is required now, with 56 percent happy that the rogue nation can be contained.

A most controversial issue, drone attacks by the U.S. on terrorists overseas gets a big passing mark.

A wide majority, 70 percent approve of the attacks on terrorists in foreign countries, even though some members of Congress are trying to stop the White House from ordering them.