"Our world. Views from the field." opinion survey – Part 2: behaviour during armed conflict
A large majority of people surveyed across eight countries say there should be limits to what combatants are allowed to do in the course of fighting, and that civilians should be left alone. However, less than half of those surveyed were aware of the Geneva Conventions and among them, only a thin majority believe the Conventions limit the suffering of civilians during wartime. These facts were revealed by the latest findings of an ICRC survey "Our world. Views from the field," published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Geneva Conventions.
The Geneva Conventions at 60: learning from the past to better face the future, news release, 12.08.09
ICRC poll shows rules of armed conflict enjoy broad support but are considered to have limited impact, interview with the ICRC's deputy director of communication
More on the survey