A new public opinion poll indicates Iraqis are increasingly pessimistic about the future of their country, four years after the U.S.-led invasion.
According to the survey, nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) people in Iraq believe they, or someone in their household, will be the victim of violence.
Six in 10 Iraqis say their lives are going badly, and only one in three expect things to get better in the next year.
In the latest violence, Iraqi police say a series of attacks in the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 35 others.
In central Baghdad, a bomb blast at a Shi'ite mosque killed five people.
Meanwhile, defense lawyers say former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan will be executed early Tuesday for his role in the killing of 148 Shi'ite Muslims in 1982.
Ramadan was convicted late last year with ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and six others. Saddam Hussein was hanged in December, and two of his co-defendants were executed in January.
More than two-thousand people from all 18 Iraqi provinces took part in the new poll commissioned by the newspaper "USA Today," U.S. broadcaster ABC news, Germany's ARD television network and the BBC in Britain.