Popular Support for Israel Widespread in US

Americans Maintain Broad Support for Israel

U.S. adults nearly four times as likely to side with Israelis as with Palestinians

February 28, 2011

By Lydia Saad

“In recent years, with no major breakthroughs in the Mideast peace process and no resolution to the Hamas vs. Fatah political rift in the Palestinian Territories, Americans’ sympathies toward the conflict’s players have leaned heavily toward the Israelis. In fact, with more than 60% of Americans sympathizing with Israel since 2010, public support for the Jewish state has been stronger than at any time other than in 1991, when Israel was hit by Iraqi Scud missiles during the Gulf War.”

Read complete poll results here.

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