QUESTION 069: (Now let me read you some statements that have been made about Lt. Calley and the My Lai incident. For each, tell me if you tend to agree or disagree.) . . . The soldiers at My Lai were only following orders from their higher ups.

Agree 77%
Disagree 9%
Not sure 14%

QUESTION 070: (Now let me read you some statements that have been made about Lt. Calley and the My Lai incident. For each, tell me if you tend to agree or disagree.) . . . Lt. Calley has been singled out unfairly as a scapegoat.

Agree 77%
Disagree 15%
Not sure 8%

QUESTION 076: How would you rate President Nixon on the way he reacted to the court-martial of Lt. Calley (in the My Lai incident)?

Excellent 27%
Pretty good 31%
Only fair 17%
Poor 18%
Not sure 7%

QUESTION 080: (Let me read you some statements that have been made about the way President Nixon reacted to the court-martial of Lt. Calley (in the My Lai incident) and tell me whether you agree or disagree.) . . . President Nixon has come close to undermining the system of military justice by showing sympathy with Lt. Calley.

Agree 28%
Disagree 58%
Not sure 14%

QUESTION 083: Do you tend to agree or disagree with the Army Court-martial Board the found Lt. William Calley guilty (in the My Lai incident)?

Agree with decision 24%
Disagree with decision 65%
Not sure 11%

From a personal survey of 1600 adults from across the United States conducted by Louis Harris and Associates in April, 1971.

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