Attitudes of American Jews

(2009-2010)


U.S.-Israel Relations

How would you characterize relations between Israel and the United States today? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Positive
81%
73%
Negative
16%
26%
Not sure
3%
1%

Do you approve or disapprove of the Obama Administration's handling of US-Israel relations? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Approve
54%
55%
Disapprove
32%
37%
Not sure
14%
8%

Do you approve or disapprove of the Netanyahu government's handling of US-Israel relations? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Approve
59%
57%
Disapprove
23%
30%
Not sure
17%
12%

Do you agree or disagree with the Obama Administration’s call for a stop to all new Israeli settlement construction? (American Jewish Committee, 2009)

Agree
41%
Disagree
51%
Not sure
8%

Arab-Israel Conflict

As compared with one year ago, are you more optimistic about the chance for a lasting peace between Israel and the Arabs, less optimistic, or do you think the chance for peace is about the same as it was one year ago? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
More optimistic
12%
6%
Less optimistic
23%
22%
Same as one year ago
65%
72%
Not sure
1%
1%

In the current situation, do you favor or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Favor
49%
48%
Oppose
41%
45%
Not sure
1%
7%

In the framework of a permanent peace with the Palestinians, should Israel be willing to compromise on the status of Jerusalem as a united city under Israeli jurisdiction? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Yes
37%
35%
No
58%
61%
Not sure
6%
4%

As part of a permanent settlement with the Palestinians, should Israel be willing to dismantle all, some, or none of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
All
8%
8%
Some
52%
56%
None
37%
34%
Not sure
2%
2%

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "The goal of the Arabs is not the return of occupied territories but rather the destruction of Israel." (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Agree
75%
75%
Disagree
19%
20%
Not sure
5%
5%

Do you think that Israel can or cannot achieve peace with a Hamas-led Palestinian government? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Can
17%
16%
Cannot
79%
80%
Not sure
4%
4%

Should the Palestinians be required or not be required to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in a final peace agreement? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Required
94%
94%
Not required
5%
3%
Not sure
2%
1%

Do you there will or will not come a time when Israel and its Arab neighbors will be able to settle their differences and live in peace? (American Jewish Committee, 2009)

Will
43%
Will not
51%
Not sure
6%

International Issues

Do you approve or disapprove of the Obama Administration's handling of the Iran nuclear issue? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Approve
49%
47%
Disapprove
35%
42%
Not sure
15%
11%

Would you support or oppose the United States taking military action against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Support
56%
53%
Oppose
36%
42%
Not sure
7%
4%

Would you support or oppose the Israel taking military action against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Support
66%
62%
Oppose
28%
33%
Not sure
5%
5%

How much of a chance do you think there is that a combination of diplomacy and sanctions can stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons? (American Jewish Committee, 2010)

Good chance
5%
Some chance
27%
Little chance
45%
No chance
23%
Not sure
1%

Anti-Semitism

Looking ahead over the next several years, do you think that anti-Semitism around the world will increase greatly, increase somewhat, remain the same, decrease somewhat, or decrease greatly? (American Jewish Committee)

 
2009
2010
Increase greatly
15%
14%
Increase somewhat
30%
36%
Remain the same
42%
41%
Decrease somewhat
9%
7%
Decrease greatly
1%
1%
Not sure
2%
1%

Do you think anti-Semitism in the United States is currently a very serious problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem at all? (American Jewish Committee, 2010)

Very serious problem
25%
Somewhat of a problem
66%
Not a problem at all
9%
Not sure
0%

Do you think anti-Semitism in Europe is currently a very serious problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem at all? (American Jewish Committee, 2010)

Very serious problem
51%
Somewhat of a problem
44%
Not a problem at all
3%
Not sure
2%

Do you think anti-Semitism in the Muslim world is currently a very serious problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem at all? (American Jewish Committee, 2010)

Very serious problem
87%
Somewhat of a problem
11%
Not a problem at all
1%
Not sure
1%

Do you think that anti-Semitism around the world is currently a very serious problem, somewhat of a problem, or not a problem at all? (American Jewish Committee, 2009)

Very serious problem
56%
Somewhat of a problem
43%
Not a problem at all
1%
Not sure
1%