Just 15% say their sympathies lie with the Palestinians, up from a 20% peak in 2007. One in five respondents said they had no opinion.
Pollsters have been asking the same question since 2001: “In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?”
Support for Israel was much higher among Protestants (72%) than Catholics (58%) and lowest among nonreligious Americans (41%). It was much higher among Republicans (79%) than Democrats (53%), and among the over 50s group (72%) than younger groups (54%). (READ MORE)