Few Pakistanis support American drone attacks targeting extremist leaders in their country, even if the attacks are coordinated with Pakistani authorities.

Only 17% favor the U.S. conducting drone strikes in conjunction with the Pakistani government against leaders of extremist organizations, little changed from 23% in 2010, the first year the question was asked.
Just over half of Pakistanis (55%) say they have heard a lot or a little about the drone attacks. Among those who have heard at least a little, nearly all (97%) consider them a bad thing. Those who are familiar with the drone campaign also overwhelmingly believe the attacks kill too many innocent people (94%). About three-quarters (74%) say they are not necessary to defend Pakistan from extremist organizations. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.