The British public is evenly divided on whether to take military intervention in Syria, according to an ITV News poll carried out by ComRes.
The poll found 35% agree and 35% disagree that foreign governments should not intervene in the country in the wake of the claimed chemical attacks by the Assad regime.
Nearly half of Britons (45%) agree that world leaders must help Syrian civilians under attack.
But two fifths (40%) do not want to see British ground troops in Syria if the gas attack is proven to have been the work of the Assad regime, compared to 30% who would support the use of troops.
The Prime Minister has said 'the world should not stand idly by' after hundreds were killed in apparent chemical attacks in Syria last week.
Any UK military action in Syria would involve submarine-launched cruise missiles rather than air strikes, a military expert has predicted.