A large majority of Americans support their country''s plans to deploy missile defense elements in Poland and the Czech Republic, according to a U.S. survey.

The United States plans to deploy 10 interceptor missiles in northern Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic as part of a missile shield for Europe and North America against possible attacks from "rogue states," including Iran.

The survey showed that 87% of Americans believe the United States should have its own missile defense system, with 72% of the respondents supporting U.S. missile plans in Poland and the Czech Republic.

The poll also showed 84% of Americans would like the missile defense system to protect Washington''s forces abroad, while 65% of the respondents believe it should also cover U.S. allies.

The poll was carried out among 1004 respondents on July 24-27 by the Opinion Research Corporation, an official partner of CNN.

Another poll, commissioned by a U.S. NGO promoting missile defense, showed that 47% of Americans support the potential deployment of missile defense in space, an idea that was backed up by 60% of respondents last year.