There is a variety of question wordings for this item. Some examples are:
- ABC/Washington Post:
"All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not?"
"All in all, do you think it was worth going to war in Iraq, or not?"
- CBS/New York Times:
"Do you think the result of the war with Iraq was worth the loss of American life and other costs of attacking Iraq, or not worth it?"
- NBC/Wall Street Journal:
"When it comes to the war in Iraq, do you think that removing Saddam Hussein from power was or was not worth the number of U.S. military casualties and the financial cost of the war?"