Danish troops should take part in a UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, according to 51 percent of those participating in a Rambøll / Jyllands-Posten opinion poll, taken this weekend. Some 42 percent were against.
While voter support for the proposed 15,000-strong force was evenly split, parliamentary parties on both sides of the aisle supported participation in some form.
The foreign minister, Per Stig Møller, has proposed a patrol ship as Denmark's contribution to a peacekeeping operation.
Others, however, suggested that the country should play a larger role. Jens Rohde, foreign affairs spokesperson for the PM's Liberal Party said the country should participate in whatever capacity the UN requested, including deploying land forces if necessary.
The opposition Social Democrats as well as government ally the Danish People's Party (DF) also supported a military contribution.
DF, citing the country's military engagement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, backed Møller's proposal.