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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Two thirds of Americans favor Israel over Palestinians

Nearly two thirds of Americans (62 percent) favor Israel more than the Palestinians, as they have done for the past seven years, according to a Gallup poll published Monday.
 
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)