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Pew Research Center/Washington Post. Sept. 15-18, 2011. N=1,006 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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

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Israel

Palestinians

Both (vol.)

Neither (vol.)

Unsure
% % % % %

9/15-18/11

40 10 3 21 25

5/25-30/11

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

5/07

49 11 5 17 18

8/06

52 11 5 15 17

7/6-19/06

44 9 5 20 22

7/05

37 12 5 19 27
7/8-18/04 40 13 7 18 22
2/04 46 12 8 15 19
7/03 41 13 8 18 20

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"Do you think the United States should or should not recognize Palestine as an independent nation?"

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Should

Should not

Unsure

   
% % %    

9/15-18/11

42 26 32    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 24-26, 2011. Adults nationwide.

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"In the Middle East conflict, do you think the United States should take Israel's side, take the Palestinians' side, or not take either side?" N=504 (Version B), margin of error 4.5

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Israel's side Palestinians'
side
Not take
either side
Unsure  
% % % %  

5/24-26/11

32 1 65 2  

 

Pew Research Center. March 30-April 3, 2011. N=1,507 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

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"Thinking about U.S. policies toward the Middle East, how important should each of the following goals be? Should helping to protect Israel be a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important goal?"

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Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not too
important
Not at all
important
Unsure
% % % % %
3/30 - 4/3/11 39 37 11 9 5

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Sept. 1-2, 2010. N=1,024 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Thinking about Israel and its neighbors, do you think peace can be achieved in the Middle East in the period ahead, or not?"

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Can be
achieved
Cannot be
achieved
Unsure    
% % %    
9/1-2/10 25 73 1    
2/6-9/07 35 63 1    

 

Ipsos/McClatchy Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. June 10-13, 2010. N=1,071 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, Israel recently acted to blockade ships bringing aid to Palestine, citing security concerns. Do you support or oppose Israel's actions?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    
6/10-13/10 40 40 20    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 28-May 2, 2010. N=1,079 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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

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Very
favorable
Mostly
favorable
Mostly
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Unsure
% % % % %
4/28 - 5/2/10 15 40 16 7 22
9/15-19/06 18 47 20 5 10

7/21-25/06

20 41 20 6 13
10/01 13 47 17 7 16
4/98 11 46 26 5 13

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 1-3, 2010. N=1,025 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?"
8/97-4/02 wording: "In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinian Arabs?"

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Israelis Palestinians Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %
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
2/04 55 18 7 12 8
5/03 46 16 12 14 12
2/03 58 13 6 11 12
9/02 47 14 6 19 14
6/02 49 14 8 19 10
5/02 49 15 7 19 10
4/22-24/02 47 13 9 18 13
4/5-7/02 50 15 9 17 9
3/02 43 14 6 20 17
2/02 55 14 6 14 11
12/01 51 14 5 17 13
9/01 55 7 4 20 14
8/01 41 13 7 18 21
2/01 51 16 7 14 12
10/00 41 11 9 18 21
7/00 41 14 5 18 22
1/00 43 13 5 21 18
12/98 45 13 5 22 14
8/97 38 8 5 19 30

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"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?"

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Will Will not Unsure

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% % %

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2/1-3/10 30 67 3

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5/29-31/09 32 66 2

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2/11-14/08 39 59 2

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11/30 - 12/2/07 34 63 3

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2/1-4/07

34 63 3

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7/21-23/06

27 68 4

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2/6-9/06

32 65 3

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2/7-10/05

49 48 3

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11/19-21/04

37 60 3

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6/12-15/03

38 60 2

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5/19-21/03

51 46 3

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4/5-7/02

36 61 3

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CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Jan. 12-15, 2009. N=1,245 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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

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

1/12-15/09

60 17 5 15 4

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

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Too much Too little About right Unsure  
% % % %  

1/12-15/09

38 14 43 5  

 

Ipsos/McClatchy Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Jan. 6-12, 2009. N=1,054 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, violence has recently erupted in the Middle East in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Based on what you have seen, read or heard, do you think that the use of force by Hamas has been excessive or is appropriate given the circumstances?"

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Excessive Appropriate Unsure    
% % %    

1/6-12/09

57 18 25    

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"Based on what you have seen, read or heard, do you think that the use of force by Israel has been excessive or is appropriate given the circumstances?"

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Excessive Appropriate Unsure    
% % %    

1/6-12/09

36 44 20    

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"Do you personally make a distinction between Hamas and the Palestinian people, or not?"

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Do Do Not Unsure    
% % %    

1/6-12/09

37 53 10    

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"And regardless of your personal feelings, who do you believe is more to blame for the current conflict: Hamas or Israel?"

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Hamas Israel Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

1/6-12/09

44 14 9 4 29

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"Now, do you think the United States should or should not favor creating a Palestinian state?"

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Should Should not Unsure    
% % %    

1/6-12/09

31 45 24    

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"How confident are you that the incoming Obama administration can resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?"

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

1/6-12/09

10 32 22 29 7

 

Pew Research Center. Jan. 7-11, 2009. N=1,503 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"I'd like your opinion about some possible international concerns for the U.S. Do you think that the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is a major threat, a minor threat or not a threat to the well being of the United States?" N=734 (Form 2), MoE 4

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Major Threat

Minor Threat

Not a Threat

Unsure

 
% % % %  

1/7-11/09

45 40 9 6  

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"Over the past few weeks, there has been a significant military conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. All things considered, who do you think is most responsible for the outbreak of the recent violence?" Open-ended. Up to three responses accepted.

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Hamas

Israel

Both Sides

Other

Unsure

% % % % %

1/7-11/09

41 12 5 7 37

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"What should the United States do in this conflict? Should the United States government publicly support Israel, should it say or do nothing, or should it publicly criticize Israel?"

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Support
Israel

Say or Do
Nothing

Criticize
Israel

Unsure

 
% % % %  

1/7-11/09

39 38 9 14  

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the military action Israel has taken in the Gaza Strip?" N=769 (Form 1), MoE 4

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Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

   
% % %    

1/7-11/09

40 33 27    

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"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?" N=734 (Form 2), MoE 4

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Too Far

Not Far
Enough

About Right

Unsure

 
% % % %  

1/7-11/09

24 7 50 19  

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"In terms of resolving this conflict, do you think the United States should be more involved than it is now, less involved than it is now, or is it as involved as it should be?"

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More

Less

Same

Unsure

 
% % % %  

1/7-11/09

17 27 48 8  

 

Gallup Poll. Jan. 6-7, 2009. N=2,049 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Thinking about the current fighting between the Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza, do you think the United States should be doing more, is doing the right amount, or should be doing less to help resolve the conflict?" N=1,077, MoE 3 (Form A)

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Should Be
Doing More
Doing the
Right Amount
Should Be
Doing Less
Unsure  
% % % %  

1/6-7/09

29 33 25 14  

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"Thinking about the current fighting between the Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza, do you think the Bush administration should be doing more, is doing the right amount, or should be doing less to help resolve the conflict?" N=972, MoE 3 (Form B)

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Should Be
Doing More
Doing the
Right Amount
Should Be
Doing Less
Unsure  
% % % %  

1/6-7/09

33 30 22 16  

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"Still thinking about the current fighting in the Middle East, do you think Barack Obama should announce a firm public position on the conflict now, or wait until he takes office on Jan. 20th to take a firm public position on the issue?"

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Now Wait Unsure    
% % %    

1/6-7/09

19 75 6    

 

CBS News Poll. July 31-Aug. 5, 2008. N=1,034 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the United States supports Israel too much, about the right amount, or too little?"

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Too Much About Right Too Little Unsure  
% % % %  

7/31 - 8/5/08

30 46 12 12  

9/06

28 54 8 10  

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 11-14, 2008. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think George W. Bush is or is not doing enough to find a peaceful solution to the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians?"

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Is Is Not Unsure    
% % %    
2/11-14/08 46 47 7    

2/1-4/07

44 51 5    
6/7-8/02 61 28 11    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Aug. 17-21, 2006. N=1,206 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"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?"

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Will Will not Unsure    
% % %    

8/17-21/06

26 70 4    

7/21-25/06

31 64 5    

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"Do you think the U.S. has a responsibility to try to resolve the conflict between Israel and other countries in the Middle East, or is that not the U.S.' business?"

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Has
Responsibility
Not the U.S.'
Business
Unsure    
% % %    

8/17-21/06

39 56 5    

7/21-25/06

33 58 9    

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Aug. 10-11, 2006. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Hezbollah?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

8/10-11/06

39 45 16

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Aug. 3-6, 2006. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon?" Half sample

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

8/3-6/06

43 50 7

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"Who do you think is more to blame for the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon: Israel, Hezbollah, or both equally?" Options rotated

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Israel Hezbollah Both Other (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %

8/3-6/06

7 39 46 1 6

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"Do you think Israel is using too much force in Lebanon, not using enough force, or is using about the right amount of force?"

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Too Much Not Enough About Right Unsure
% % % %

8/3-6/06

32 22 35 11

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"Israel says it has been bombing rocket launchers and other Hezbollah targets located in civilian areas, saying this is necessary for its self-defense even if civilian casualties occur. Do you think Israel is or is not justified in bombing Hezbollah targets located in areas where civilians may be killed or wounded?"

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Justified Not Justified Unsure
% % %

8/3-6/06

47 48 5

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"Who do you blame more for the civilian casualties in Lebanon: Hezbollah for locating its fighters and rocket launchers in civilian areas, or Israel for bombing Hezbollah targets in those areas?" Options rotated

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Hezbollah Israel Neither (vol.) Both (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

8/3-6/06

58 21 2 10 9

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"Do you think Israel is doing all it reasonably can do to try to avoid civilian casualties in Lebanon, or do you think it should do more?"

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Doing All
It Can
Should
Do More
Unsure
% % %

8/3-6/06

38 54 8

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"Do you think Israel should agree to an immediate, unconditional cease-fire in Lebanon, or do you think it should agree to a cease-fire only if Hezbollah disarms first?" Options rotated

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Immediate,
Unconditional
Only After
Hezbollah
Disarms
Unsure
% % %

8/3-6/06

35 55 10

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"As part of a cease-fire agreement, would you support or oppose the United Nations sending a peacekeeping force to southern Lebanon?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

8/3-6/06

67 30 2

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"Do you think the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah will end in a way that makes Israel more secure from attacks, less secure, or will Israel's security be about the same as it was before this conflict?"

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More Secure Less Secure Same Unsure
% % % %

8/3-6/06

21 13 60 6

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"Do you think the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah will help or hurt the situation for the United States in Iraq, or won't it make much difference there?"

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Help Hurt Not Much
Difference
Unsure
% % % %

8/3-6/06

7 35 54 4

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Aug. 2-3, 2006. N=1,047 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in the Middle East?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

8/2-3/06

43 46 10    

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"How much confidence do you have in Secretary of State Condoleezza Rices ability to handle the situation in the Middle East? Are you very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all?" Half sample (MoE 4.5)

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Very
Confident
Somewhat
Confident
Not Too
Confident
Not at All
Confident
Unsure
% % % % %

8/2-3/06

20 39 22 17 2

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"Now here are a few questions about the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and the Arab group known as Hezbollah which is based in Lebanon. Based on what you have read or heard about the conflict in the Middle East, are your sympathies MORE with Israel or MORE with Hezbollah?"

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Israel Hezbollah Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

8/2-3/06

68 6 3 11 11

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"Do you think Israel's military reaction to the situation in the Middle East has gone too far, not gone far enough, or been about right?"

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Too Far Not Far
Enough
About Right Unsure  
% % % %  

8/2-3/06

32 18 41 8  

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"Which of the following statements comes closer to your view of what Israel should do? Israel should continue taking military action until Hezbollah can no longer launch attacks against Israel. Israel should agree to a cease-fire as soon as possible."

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Continue
Military
Action
Agree to
Cease-fire
Unsure    
% % %    

8/2-3/06

46 44 10    

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

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Ally Friendly Unfriendly Enemy Unsure
% % % % %

Israel

49 33 6 4 7

Lebanon

9 37 27 15 11

Hezbollah

3 14 22 47 14

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"Would you favor or oppose the presence of U.S. ground troops, along with troops from other countries, in an international peacekeeping force on the border between Israel and Lebanon?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

8/2-3/06

51 45 4    

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. July 28-Aug. 1, 2006. N=1,478 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the Middle East situation?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/28 - 8/1/06

43 51 6    

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"As you may know, Israel has responded to rocket attacks from the Lebanese group, Hezbollah, by bombing Beirut and other cities in Lebanon. Do you think Israel's actions are justified or not justified?"

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Justified Not
Justified
Unsure    
% % %    

7/28 - 8/1/06

59 28 13    

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"As you may know, the United States is a long-time ally of Israel. Which of the following statements comes closer to your view? The United States should continue to align itself with Israel. OR, The United States should adopt a more neutral posture. OR, The United States should side more with the Arab countries."

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Align with
Israel
Adopt a
Neutral
Posture
Side with
Arab
Countries
Unsure  
% % % %  

7/28 - 8/1/06

50 44 2 4  

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"As you may know, the United States has not called for an immediate ceasefire in Lebanon between Israel and Hezbollah, but has said that a ceasefire should wait until an international peacekeeping force can be assembled. What do you think? Should the U.S. call for an immediate ceasefire, or should the U.S. continue to work toward both sides accepting an international peacekeeping force, or should the U.S. not get involved in the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah?"

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Immediate
Ceasefire
Peacekeep-
ing Force
Not Get
Involved
Unsure  
% % % %  

7/28 - 8/1/06

13 45 38 4  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. July 28-30, 2006. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the United States supports [see below] too much, about the right amount, or too little?" Options rotated

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Too Much About Right Too Little Unsure  
% % % %  

Israel

   7/28-30/06

38 44 11 8  
   5/30 - 6/1/03 32 48 12 8  
   6/02 43 40 10 7  
   4/02 35 49 10 6  
   3/02 38 48 11 3  
   12/01 31 51 10 8  
   10/01 29 58 9 4  

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Lebanon

   7/28-30/06

25 32 28 15  

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The Palestinians

   7/28-30/06

33 32 22 14  

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"I'd like to turn now to the recent fighting in the Middle East involving Israel and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon. How closely have you been following the news about the attacks going on in Israel and Lebanon: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

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Very
Closely
Somewhat
Closely
Not Too
Closely
Not at All  
% % % %  
7/28-30/06 27 40 23 10  

7/21-23/06

28 43 22 6  

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"Which comes closest to your view of Israel's current military action in Lebanon? Israel is justified in all of the military action it has taken so far. Israel is justified in taking some military action, but has gone too far. OR, Israel is not justified in any of the military action it has taken." Options rotated

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Justified in
All Action
Justified in
Some Action
NOT Justified
in Any Action
Unsure  
% % % %  
7/28-30/06 37 44 10 9  

7/21-23/06

33 50 7 9  

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"Do you think the United States is doing too much, about the right amount, or not enough to resolve this conflict?" Options rotated

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Too Much About Right Not Enough Unsure  
% % % %  
7/28-30/06 19 43 32 7  

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"Which of the following positions should the U.S. take in the current conflict between Israel and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon? The U.S. should press for an immediate ceasefire. The U.S. should allow the conflict to go on a while longer before pressing for a ceasefire. OR, The U.S. should not get involved in pressing for a ceasefire at any point in the conflict." Options rotated

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Press for
Immediate
Ceasefire
Allow Conflict
To Go On
For a While
Not Get
Involved
Unsure  
% % % %  
7/28-30/06 32 20 43 5  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. July 21-25, 2006. N=1,127 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"How much have you heard or read about the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon: a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?"

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A Lot Some Not Much Nothing Unsure
% % % % %

7/21-25/06

40 34 17 8 1

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/21-25/06

47 27 26    

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"What do you think about the way Israel is responding in the current conflict with Hezbollah militants in Lebanon? Has Israel gone too far, not gone far enough, or has Israels response been about right?"

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Too Far Not Far
Enough
About Right Unsure  
% % % %  

7/21-25/06

26 9 48 17  

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"In your opinion, do you think that the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon is likely to lead to a larger war between other countries in the Middle East, or not?"

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Likely Not Likely Unsure    
% % %    

7/21-25/06

61 28 11    

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"Who do you think is mostly to blame for the current fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon: mostly Israel, mostly the Hezbollah militants, or both sides equally?"

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Mostly
Israel
Mostly
Hezbollah
Both Sides
Equally
Other
Nation (vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

7/21-25/06

5 38 46 1 10

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"What should the United States do in this conflict? Should the United States government publicly support Israel, should it say or do nothing, or should it publicly criticize Israel?"

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Support Nothing Criticize Unsure  
% % % %  

7/21-25/06

39 40 7 14  

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"Do you think the United States should play a more active diplomatic role in trying to bring peace between Israel and its neighbors, or should the United States reduce its diplomatic role in trying to bring peace between Israel and its neighbors, or should it maintain its present role?"

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More Active Reduce Maintain Unsure  
% % % %  

7/21-25/06

25 17 53 5  

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"In order to try and end the fighting between Israel and the Hezbollah militants in Lebanon, would you favor or oppose the United Nations sending in a peacekeeping force?" If "Yes": "Would you favor or oppose the United States sending ground troops as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force?"

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Favor, with
U.S. Troops
Favor, without
U.S. Troops
Oppose UN
Force
Unsure  
% % % %  

7/21-25/06

32 28 32 8  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). July 21-24, 2006. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

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"Please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of the job that George W. Bush is doing in handling each of the following international situations. The military conflict between Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah."

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
7/21-24/06 45 39 16    

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"In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with Israel or more with the Arab nations?" Half sample (Form A)

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Israel Arab Nations Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %
7/21-24/06 57 9 9 15 10
4/02 48 12 12 18 10
3/91 51 16 12 10 11

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"Thinking about the events of the past week in the Middle East, are your sympathies more with Israel or more with the Arab nations?" Half sample (Form B)

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Israel Arab Nations Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %
7/21-24/06 54 11 11 11 13

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"Do you think that the current conflict between Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah will lead to a major Middle East war involving other countries, or do you think that a major war involving other countries is unlikely?"

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Major War
Likely
Major War
Unlikely
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
7/21-24/06 53 34 6 7  

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"If the current situation in the Middle East expands to a broader war where Israel is fighting several other nations in the region, would you favor or oppose U.S. military involvement in support of Israel?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    
7/21-24/06 50 40 10    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. July 21-23, 2006. N=1,005 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation in the Middle East?"

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Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/21-23/06

37 56 6    

6/12-15/03

60 36 4    

6/28-30/02

67 27 6    

4/29 - 5/1/02

72 23 5    

4/5-7/02

67 27 6    

3/22-24/02

72 23 5    

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"Do you think the Bush Administration has a clear and well-thought out policy on the situation in the Middle East, or not?"

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Does Does Not Unsure    
% % %    

7/21-23/06

27 67 7    

6/21-23/02

35 60 5    

4/5-7/02

48 47 5    

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"How much do you blame [see below] for the current attacks in Israel and Lebanon: a great deal, a moderate amount, not very much, or not at all?"

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A Great
Deal
A Moderate
Amount
Not Very
Much
Not at All Unsure
% % % % %

Hezbollah

53 23 7 5 12

Iran

39 31 13 6 10

Syria

29 36 13 6 15

Lebanon

27 38 15 9 11

Israel

15 30 21 23 11

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the military action Israel has taken in Lebanon?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/21-23/06

50 38 12    

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the military action Hezbollah has taken in Israel?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/21-23/06

11 76 13    

.

"Do you favor or oppose the use of Israeli ground troops in an invasion of southern Lebanon?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

7/21-23/06

40 47 12    

.

"In the current conflict, do you think the United States should take Israel's side, take the side of Hezbollah, or not take either side?"

.

Israel's Hezbollah's Neither Unsure  
% % % %  

7/21-23/06

31 - 65 4  

.

"As far as you are concerned, should the development of a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli situation in the Middle East be a very important foreign policy goal of the United States, a somewhat important goal, not too important, or not an important goal at all?"

.

Very
Important
Somewhat
Important
Not Too
Important
Not Important
at All
Unsure
% % % % %

7/21-23/06

50 35 8 7 1

.

"How concerned are you that each of the following will happen as a result of the current fighting between Israel and Hezbollah? Are you very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not at all concerned that [see below]?"

.

Very
Concerned
Somewhat
Concerned
Not Too
Concerned
Not at All
Concerned
Unsure
% % % % %

"The United States' military will be drawn into the conflict"

   7/21-23/06

49 27 14 8 2

.

"It will increase the likelihood of terrorism against the United States"

   7/21-23/06

44 31 17 6 2

.

"It will lead to a broader war including Syria, Iran, or both countries"

   7/21-23/06

42 37 13 5 3

.

"It will lead to a broader war throughout the Middle East, involving all or most of the Arab countries in that region"

   7/21-23/06

41 38 14 6 2

.

"It will develop into World War III"

   7/21-23/06

34 27 23 15 1

.

"It will result in a nuclear attack somewhere in the Middle East"

   7/21-23/06

33 31 24 11 2

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. July 19, 2006. N=633 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"I have just a few questions about the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and the Arab group known as Hezbollah which is based in Lebanon. First: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush has handled the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/19/06

38 45 17    

.

"Based on what you have read or heard about the conflict in the Middle East, are your sympathies MORE with Israel or MORE with Hezbollah?"

.

Israel Hezbollah Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

7/19/06

57 4 4 20 15

.

"Do you think Israel's military reaction to the situation in the Middle East has gone too far, not gone far enough, or been about right?"

.

Too Far Not Far Enough About Right Unsure  
% % % %  

7/19/06

31 14 35 20  

.

"Which of the following statements comes closer to your view of what Israel should do? Israel should continue taking military action until Hezbollah can no longer launch attacks against Israel. OR, Israel should agree to a cease-fire as soon as possible."

.

Continue Cease-fire Unsure    
% % %    

7/19/06

39 43 17    

.

"Do you think the U.S. should play an active role in trying to resolve the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, or should the U.S. stay out of the situation?"

.

Active Role Stay Out Unsure    
% % %    

7/19/06

27 65 9    

.

"As a result of the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, are you more worried about the chances of a major terrorist attack in the U.S., are you less worried about a terrorist attack in the U.S., or has the conflict not affected you either way?"

.

More Worried Less Worried No Effect Unsure  
% % % %  

7/19/06

35 9 51 4  

.

"Would you favor or oppose the presence of U.S. ground troops, along with troops from other countries, in an international peacekeeping force on the border between Israel and Lebanon?"

.

Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

7/19/06

45 42 13    

.

"How would you rate the way the U.S. government has handled the evacuation of U.S. citizens from Lebanon -- as very good, good, poor or very poor?"

.

Very Good Good Poor Very Poor Unsure
% % % % %

7/19/06

11 42 18 11 18

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 6-9, 2006. Nationwide.

.

"As you may know, the Palestinians recently held elections to elect a new government. Do you happen to know which political party won those elections, Hamas or Fatah -- or are you unsure?" Options rotated. N=1,002 adults, MoE 3.

.

Hamas Fatah Unsure    
% % %    

2/6-9/06

48 2 50    

.

"In fact, the Hamas party won the elections. Now, thinking ahead -- What do you think U.S. policy toward the Palestinian Authority should be? Do you think the U.S. should conduct diplomatic relations with the Hamas government regardless of whether or not it recognizes Israel as a country, conduct diplomatic relations with Hamas only if it recognizes Israel as a country, or not conduct diplomatic relations with the Hamas government at all?" Options rotated. N=500 adults, MoE 5 (Form A).

.

Relations
Regardless
Relations if
Recognizes
Israel
No Relations Unsure  
% % % %  

2/6-9/06

22 44 25 9  

.

"What do you think U.S. policy toward the Palestinian Authority should be? Do you think the U.S. should give financial aid to the Palestinian Authority regardless of whether or not the Hamas government recognizes Israel as a country, give financial aid to the Palestinian Authority only if Hamas recognizes Israel as a country, or not give any financial aid to the Palestinian Authority while the Hamas government is in power?" Options rotated. N=502 adults, MoE 5 (Form B).

.

Give Aid
Regardless
Give Aid if
Recognizes
Israel
Not Give
Any Aid
Unsure  
% % % %  

2/6-9/06

5 30 57 9  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Jan. 26-29, 2006. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide.

.

"The winning party in recent elections in the Palestinian Authority advocates violence against Israel. Do you think that the Bush Administration should refuse to deal with the new Palestinian government until it renounces violence, or engage in diplomacy with that government in hopes of changing its policy?"

.

Refuse to
Deal With
Engage in
Diplomacy
Unsure
% % %

1/26-29/06

37 51 12

Israel/Palestinians continued


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