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San Fernando Valley residents want troops home, survey finds

October 21, 2011|By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com

Trade agreements are disastrous and troops should leave Afghanistan immediately, according to a survey released last week by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks).

The survey showed that 58% of San Fernando Valley residents who answered a questionnaire think trade agreements send millions of good jobs overseas and hurt the U.S. economy.

Also, 43% of the residents surveyed thought U.S. troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan now.

When asked about the Middle East conflict, 48% of the respondents thought the U.S. should strongly support Israel, 23% felt the U.S. should support Palestinians at least as much as Israel and another 23% thought the U.S. should stay out of the conflict.

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About 75,000 questionnaires were sent out and 1,747 were returned to Sherman’s office.

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