An ITV News Index Poll carried out by ComRes reveals that two in five Britons (41%) believe Britain should play no part at all in the French-led operation in Mali.
One in four disagree (25%) and one in three (33%) are not sure.
ComRes interviewed 2,013 British adults online from 18th to 20th January 2013.
Throughout ten months of Islamist rule, the people of Timbuktu risked their lives to preserve the artefacts of their ancient heritage.
Francois Hollande is due to visit Timbuktu during his visit to the West African country this weekend. He will be welcomed by many.
Downing Street have been explaining what offers the UK have made to the military effort in Mali.