In a speech after the Manchester Arena suicide bombing, Jeremy Corbyn stated that British foreign policy is in part responsible for the terror attacks in the United Kingdom.
YouGov conducted a poll four days after the Manchester attack to check if people support the claim that there is a link between foreign policy and terrorism.
To the question: “In a speech today Jeremy Corbyn will address “the connections between wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home“. Do you believe that wars that the UK has supported or fought are or are not in part responsible for terror attacks against the UK?”, 53% of the respondents answered that wars are responsible, while 24% disagreed. 23% out of the 7134 UK adults who answered the questions said that they don’t know.
People also responded to questions regarding specific war conflicts UK has taken part in. A majority of people (55%) think that Britain was wrong to take part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, making it the “most wrong” of the conflicts YouGov asked about. By contrast, only 18% of Brits think they were right to be involved.