Iraqis Oppose Privatizing Their Oil

The Iraqi Oil Law poll was carried out in June and July by KA Research, and coordinated and analyzed by Custom Strategic Research. It was based on face-to-face interviews with 2,200 Iraqis in all 18 provinces. The full sample has a margin of error of 2.3.
The poll was sponsored by a coalition of NGOs in the USA and the UK. In the USA, Oil Change International, the Institute for Policy Studies, and Global Policy Forum. Additional support was provided by End Oil. In the UK, PLATFORM, Iraq Occupation Focus, Jubilee Iraq, War on Want and Voices.

Its key conclusion is that Iraqis oppose plans to open the country’s oilfields to foreign investment by a factor of two to one.

Iraq says no to oil theft – Guardian

Huffington Post, Bob Naiman

UPI Analysis: Time to Withdraw Oil Law?

The Poll:

Survey Memo and Narrative Analysis


Charts and Graphic Analysis

Expert Opinion on the Iraqi Oil Law:

Letter from Iraqi Oil Experts to Iraqi Parliament

Final Statement from the Iraq Oil Law Conference, Basra

Speech of Hassan Jumaa Awaad, President of the Iraqi Oil Workers

Whose Oil Is It Anyway? New York Times Op-Ed, March 13, 2007

Crude Designs (November 2005 report from PLATFORM et. al.)


Oil Change International’s Iraqi Oil Law background page
Hands Off Iraqi Oil (a UK NGO coalition)
Stop the Iraqi Oil Law (a US coalition and news site)