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       Israel, the Palestinians . . .    See also:  Allies and enemies | Iran

 
 
 

Pew Research Center. July 24-27, 2014. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.6.

             

"As I read a list of some stories covered by news organizations this past week, please tell me if you happened to follow each news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely. ... Continued fighting between Israel and Hamas."

 
    Very
closely
Fairly
closely
Not too
closely
Not at all
closely
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

7/24-27/14

32

30

18

19

1

             

"Over the past few weeks, there has been a significant military conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Who do you think is most responsible for the current violence: Israel or Hamas?" If both: "Who do you think is most responsible?" Options rotated

 
    Israel Hamas Both (vol.) Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

7/24-27/14

19

40

14

28

 
             

"What do you think about the way Israel is responding in the current conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip? Has Israel gone too far, not gone far enough, or has Israel's response been about right?"

 
    Too far Not far
enough
About
right
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

7/24-27/14

25

15

35

24

 

 

Gallup Poll. July 22-23, 2014. N=1,016 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Next, as you may know, in recent days, there has been increased violence between the Israelis and the Palestinian group Hamas in the Middle East.

"Do you think the Israeli actions in the current conflict with the Palestinian group Hamas over the past few days have been mostly justified or mostly unjustified?" Options rotated

 
    Mostly
justified
Mostly
unjustified
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/22-23/14

42 39

20

 

 

             

"Do you think the actions of the Palestinian group Hamas in the current conflict with Israel over the past few days have been mostly justified or mostly unjustified?" Options rotated

 
    Mostly
justified
Mostly
unjustified
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/22-23/14

11 70

20

 

 

             

"Do you think the current conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is more serious than past conflicts between them, less serious, or about the same as past conflicts?"

 
    More
serious
Less
serious
About
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/22-23/14

45 3

43

10

 

             

"How closely would you say you have followed the recent situation in the Middle East involving Israel and the Palestinians: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

 
    Very
closely
Somewhat
closely
Not too
closely
Not at all Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/22-23/14

22 37

23

17

2


 

CNN/ORC Poll. July 18-20, 2014. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of each of the following very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? Israel."

 
    Very
favorable
Mostly
favorable
Mostly
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/18-20/14

22

38

24

14

2

 

1/31 - 2/2/14

26

46

17

7

4

 

5/24-26/11

23

42

24

9

2

 

6/16/10

24

43

23

9

1

 

4/3-5/09

29

40

21

9

-

             

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of each of the following very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? The Palestinian Authority."

 
    Very
favorable
Mostly
favorable
Mostly
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/18-20/14

5

15

42

33

5

 

4/3-5/09

7

20

41

30

3

             

"Do you think Israel was justified or unjustified in taking military action against Hamas and the Palestinians in the area known as Gaza?"

 
    Justified Unjustified Unsure    
    % % %    
 

7/18-20/14

57 34

9

 

 

 

Democrats

45 42

12

 

 

 

Independents

56 36

8

 

 

 

Republicans

73 19

8

 

 

 
 

11/16-18/12

57 25

19

 

 

 

1/12-15/09

63 31

6

 

 

             

"Do you think the amount of military force that Israel has used in Gaza has been too much, too little, or about right?"

 
    Too much Too little About right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

7/18-20/14

39 12

43

6

 

 

1/12-15/09

38 14

43

5

 

             

"Thinking about the military aid the United States provides Israel for military purposes, do you think U.S. military aid to Israel should be increased, kept the same, or decreased?" If decreased: "Do you think the United States should reduce the amount of military aid provided to Israel, or stop providing military aid to Israel altogether?" Combined responses

 
    Increased Kept the
same
Reduced Stopped
altogether
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

7/18-20/14

21

43

15

19

3

 

11/18-20/11

14

50

12

21

4

 

8/2-3/06

12

51

13

18

6


 

Pew Research Center. July 8-14, 2014. N=1,805 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.7.

             

"In the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, which side do you sympathize with more: Israel or the Palestinians?"

 
    Israel Palestinians Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

7/8-14/144

51

14

3

15

18

 

4/23-27/14

53

11

3

16

17

 

3/13-17/13

49

12

3

12

24

 

12/5-9/12

50

10

4

13

23

 

5/25-20/11

48

11

4

15

21

 

4/21-26/10

49

16

4

12

19

 

10/28 - 11/8/09

51

12

4

14

19

 

1/7-11/09

49

11

5

15

20


 

Pew Research Center. April 23-27, 2014. N=1,501 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.9.

             

"Thinking about the situation in the Middle East these days, do you think Barack Obama is favoring Israel too much, favoring the Palestinians too much, or striking about the right balance?"

 
    Favoring
Israel
too much
Favoring the
Palestinians
too much
Striking
the right
balance
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

4/23-27/14

9

22

45

24

 
 

3/13-17/13

9

21

41

29

 
 

9/15-18/11

5

20

37

38

 
 

5/25-30/11

6

21

50

24

 
 

4/21-26/10

7

21

47

25

 
 

10/28 - 11/8/09

7

16

51

26

 
 

6/10-14/09

6

17

62

14

 
             

"Do you think a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully with each other, or not?"

 
    Can be Cannot be It depends
(vol.)
Unsure/
Refused
 
    % % % %  
 

4/23-27/14

46

44

2

9

 

 

Gallup Poll. March 22-23, 2014. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"For each of the following countries, please say whether you consider it an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States. How about Israel?"

 
    An ally Friendly,
not an ally
Unfriendly An enemy Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/22-23/14

44 35

10

4

8

 

9/15-16/13

45 30

11

6

8

 

6/1-4/13

46 32

10

6

6

 

4/20-22/01

32 40

14

6

8

 

5/18-21/00

35 44

10

4

7

 

3/17-19/00

40 20

14

4

22


 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 6-9, 2014. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. ...

"What is your overall opinion of Israel? Is it very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable No opinion    
    % % %    
 

2/6-9/14

72 23

5

 

 

 

2/7-10/13

66 29

5

 

 

 

2/2-5/12

71 24

4

 

 

 

2/2-5/11

68 27

6

 

 

 

2/1-3/10

67 25

8

 

 

 

2/9-12/09

63 29

7

 

 

             

"What is your overall opinion of the Palestinian Authority? Is it very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

 
    Favorable Unfavorable No opinion    
    % % %    
 

2/6-9/14

19 66

15

 

 

 

2/7-10/13

15 77

8

 

 

 

2/2-5/12

19 72

9

 

 

 

2/2-5/11

19 70

11

 

 

 

2/1-3/10

20 70

10

 

 

 

2/9-12/09

15 73

12

 

 


 

CNN/ORC Poll. March 15-17, 2013. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you consider Israel an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly towards the U.S., or an enemy of the United States?"

 
    An ally Friendly,
not an ally
Unfriendly An enemy Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/15-17/13

46 33

8

6

6

 

3/19-21/10

39 41

12

5

4

 

12/15-17/06

42 39

8

5

6

 

8/2-3/06

49 33

6

4

7

             

"Do you think there will or will not come a time when Israel and the Arab nations will be able to settle their differences and live in peace?"

 
    Will Will not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/15-17/13

32 66

2

 

 

             

"If Israel were to attack Iran to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, then what should the United States do? Should the United States support Israel's military action, or should the United States not get involved?"

 
    Support
action
Not get involved Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/15-17/13

49 49

2

 

 


 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. March 7-10, 2013. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

             

"In the Middle East, are your sympathies more with Israel or more with the Palestinian Authority?" Options rotated

 
    More with
Israel
More with
Palestinian
Authority
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

3/7-10/13

55 9

3

14

18

 

4/18-21/02

49 14

7

21

9

 

4/3-7/02

41 9

8

26

16

             

"In trying to arrange a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, do you think the Obama administration is putting too much pressure on the Israeli government, too little pressure or about the right amount?"

 
    Too much Too little About right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/7-10/13

17 21

41

20

 

             

"In trying to arrange a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, do you think the Obama administration is putting too much pressure on the Palestinian Authority, too little pressure or about the right amount?"

 
    Too much Too little About right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/7-10/13

8 34

38

21

 

             

"Do you think the United States should take the leading role in trying to arrange a peace settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, or should the U.S. mainly leave that to the Israelis and the Palestinians themselves?"

 
    U.S. should
take leading
role
Leave that
to Israelis,
Palestinians
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

3/7-10/13

26 69

5

 

 

 

4/18-21/02

42 54

4

 

 


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Feb. 21-24, 2013. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

             

"When it comes to the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, do you think that the United States should support the Israelis more than the Palestinians, support the Palestinians more than the Israelis, or should the U.S. treat both the same and not support one more than the other?"

 
    Support
Israelis
more
Support
Palestinians
more
Treat both
the same
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

2/21-24/13

31 4

55

10

 

             

"In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?" Options rotated

 
    More with
Israelis
More with
Palestinians
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/21-24/13

45 13

6

19

17

             

"Do you believe that the Palestinians and Israelis will or will not be able to form a lasting peace agreement that will work?" Options rotated. Half sample (Form A).

 
    Will Will not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/21-24/13

18 69

13

 

 

 

2/10-14/05

31 57

12

 

 


 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 7-10, 2013. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?"

 
    Israelis Palestinians Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/7-10/13

64

12

5

11

7

 

2/2-5/12

61

19

2

7

10

 

2/2-5/11

63

17

2

10

8

 

2/1-3/10

63

15

3

12

8

 

2/9-12/09

59

18

4

9

10

 

2/11-14/08

59

17

4

10

10

 

2/1-4/07

58

20

5

10

7

 

2/6-9/06

59

15

5

13

8

 

2/7-10/05

52

18

7

12

11

 

2/9-12/04

55

18

7

12

8

 

5/19-21/03

46

16

12

14

12

 

2/3-6/03

58

13

6

11

12

             

"Do you favor or oppose the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip?"

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/7-10/13

44

37

19

   
 

2/2-5/12

51

37

12

   
 

5/29-31/09

51

29

20

   
 

5/30 - 6/1/03

58

22

20

   
 

5/20-22/02

48

27

25

   
 

7/6-9/00

40

24

36

   
 

5/7-9/99

53

26

21

   
             

"In order to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, do you think the United States should put more pressure on the Palestinians to make the necessary compromises, or put more pressure on the Israelis to make the necessary compromises?" Options rotated

 
    More on
Palestinians
More on
Israelis
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

2/7-10/13

48

25

10

8

10

 

2/11-14/08

38

25

15

10

11

 

2/1-4/07

39

30

11

10

10


 

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 16-18, 2012. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?"

 
    Israelis Palestinians Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/16-18/12

59 13

3

11

13

 

5/24-26/11

67 16

5

9

3

 

1/12-15/09

60 17

5

15

4


 

Pew Research Center. March 7-11, 2012. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Thinking about the relationship between the United States and Israel: Is the U.S. too supportive of Israel, not supportive enough of Israel, or is U.S. support of Israel about right?"

 
    Too
supportive
Not
supportive
enough
About right Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

3/7-11/12

22 20

46

12

 


 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 2-5, 2012. N=1,029 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

             

"Do you think there will or will not come a time when Israel and the Arab nations will be able to settle their differences and live in peace?"

 
    Will Will not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

2/2-5/12

38

60

2

   
 

2/2-5/11

38

60

2

   
 

2/1-3/10

30

67

3

   
 

5/29-31/09

32

66

2

   
 

2/11-14/08

39

59

2

   
 

11/30 - 12/2/07

34

63

3

   
 

2/1-4/07

34

63

3

   
 

7/21-23/06

27

68

4

   
 

2/6-9/06

32

65

3

   
 

2/7-10/05

49

48

3

   
 

11/19-21/04

37

60

3

   
 

6/12-15/03

38

60

2

   
 

5/19-21/03

51

46

3

   

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 18-20, 2011. Adults nationwide.

             

"Thinking about the financial aid the United States provides Israel for economic purposes, do you think U.S. economic aid to Israel should be increased, kept the same, or decreased?" If decreased: "Do you think the United States should reduce the amount of economic aid provided to Israel, or stop providing economic aid to Israel altogether?" Combined responses. Version A (N=513, MoE 4.5).

 
    Increased Kept the
same
Reduced Stopped
altogether
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/18-20/11

9

43

22

24

2

 

8/2-3/06

10

49

18

18

5

             

"Thinking about the military aid the United States provides Israel for military purposes, do you think U.S. military aid to Israel should be increased, kept the same, or decreased?" If decreased: "Do you think the United States should reduce the amount of military aid provided to Israel, or stop providing military aid to Israel altogether?" Combined responses. Version B (N=506, MoE 4.5).

 
    Increased Kept the
same
Reduced Stopped
altogether
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/18-20/11

14

50

12

21

4

 

8/2-3/06

12

51

13

18

6


 

CBS News Poll. Nov. 6-10, 2011. N=1,182 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you consider Israel an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States?"

 
    An ally Friendly but
not an ally
Unfriendly An enemy Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/6-10/11

41

34

7

5

13

             

"Do you think the United States gives too much support to Israel, too little support to Israel, or does the U.S. give the right amount of support to Israel?"

 
    Too much Too little Right
amount
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/6-10/11

31

17

38

14

 

             

"In general, do you favor or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by the United Nations?"

 
    Favor Oppose Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/6-10/11

42

34

2

22

 


 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 23-25, 2011. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

             

"Do you favor or oppose the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip?" N=504 (Version A), margin of error 4.5

 
    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/23-25/11

40

41

19

 

 

             

"As you may know, the United Nations currently grants the Palestinians a status which allows them to speak in the U.N. but does not recognize them as an independent nation or allow them to cast votes. Do you think the United Nations should continue that policy, or should the United Nations formally recognize the Palestinians as an independent nation and admit them as full members of the U.N.?" N=506 (Version B), margin of error 4.5

 
    Continue
policy
Formally
recognize
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/23-25/11

52

40

8

 

 

             

"What is your general impression of the Palestinian people? As of today, is it very favorable, or somewhat favorable, or somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable -- or haven't you heard enough about them to say?"

 
    Very
favorable
Somewhat
favorable
Somewhat
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Haven't
heard
enough
    % % % % %
 

9/23-25/11

5

24

25

14

31

             

"What is your general impression of the Israeli people? As of today, is it very favorable, or somewhat favorable, or somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable -- or haven't you heard enough about them to say?"

 
    Very
favorable
Somewhat
favorable
Somewhat
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Haven't
heard
enough
    % % % % %
 

9/23-25/11

22

37

13

6

21


Israel/Palestinians continued
 


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