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American Public Opinion Polls:
Gallup Polls on American Sympathy Toward Israel and the Arabs/Palestinians

(Updated March 2014)


American Polls: Table of Contents | Anti-Semitic Propensities | Political Values


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"In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with Israel or with the Arab Nations?"
(Gallup Polls Only; For Comprehensive Polls - Click Here)

Month
Year
Israel
Arabs
June 2-7
1967
38
3
June
1967
56
4
Jan.
1969
50
5
Jan. 23-28
1969
44
5
Feb.
1969
41
4
Feb.
1970
44
3
March
1970
38
3
Oct. 2-7
1973
38
3
Oct. 5-8
1973
47
6
Oct. 16
1973
44
5
Oct. 19-22
1973
48
6
Dec. 4
1973
48
7
Dec. 7-10
1973
54
8
Dec.
1973
48
7
Jan.
1974
38
6
Jan.
1975
44
8
Apr. 4-7
1975
37
8
June 3-6
1977
44
8
Oct. 14-17
1977
46
11
Dec.
1977
37
8
Feb.
1978
33
14
Mar.
1978
38
11
Apr.
1978
38
22
May
1978
44
10
Aug. 4-7
1978
42
11
Sep.
1978
41
12
Sep.
1978
42
12
Nov.
1978
41
13
Jan. 5-8
1979
40
14
Mar.
1979
34
11
Nov.
1979
40
14
Oct.
1980
45
13
Aug.
1981
44
11
Nov.
1981
49
12
Jan.
1982
49
14
May
1982
51
12
June 11-14
1982
52
10
Jul.
1982
52
10
Aug.
1982
41
12
Sep.
1982
32
28
Oct.
1982
40
17
Jan.
1983
49
12
Mar.
1983
49
12
Jan.
1983
49
12
May
1986
43
20
May
1988
37
15*
Dec.
1988
46
24
Aug.
1989
50
14
Oct.
1990
48
23
Jan.
1991
64
8
Feb.
1991
64
7
March
1991
60
17
Aug.
1991
59
21
Sept.
1993
42
15*
Nov.
1996
38
15*
Aug.
1997
38
8*
Dec.
1998
46
13*
July
1999
43
14*
Jan.
2000
43
13*
July
2000
41
12*
Oct.
2000
41
11*
Feb.
2001
51
16*
Aug.
2001
41
13*
Sept.
2001
55
7*
Dec.
2001
51
14*
Feb.
2002
55
14*
March
2002
43
14*
April
2002
50
15*
April 22-24
2002
47
13*
May
2002
49
15*
June
2002
49
14*
Sept.
2002
47
14*
Feb.
2003
58
13*
May
2003
46
16*
Feb.
2004
55
18*
Feb.
2005
52
18*
Feb.
2006
59
15*
Feb.
2007
58
20*
Feb.
2008
59
17*
Feb.
2009
59
18*
Feb
2010
63
15*
Feb.
2011
63
17*
Feb.
2012
61
19*
Feb.
2013
64
12*
Feb.
2014
62
18*

*Question asked about Palestinian Arabs

Avg. All Polls (N=85) 47.28 12.40
All Polls After 67 War 47.39 12.51
Avg. 2000- 52.67 14.93
Avg. 90s 50.20 14.10
Avg. 80s 45.76 14.59
Avg. 70s 41.85 9.27
Avg. Post-Oslo (9/93) 51.19 14.61
     

Pre-Disengagement (pre-September 2005)

45.67 11.88
Post-Disengagement (post-September 2005) 60.89 16.78
     
Question Referring to Palestinians Instead of Arabs (N=136) 50.91 14.63
     
Record High Support for Israel: 64% (Jan. and Feb. 1991 and Feb 2013)
Record High Support for Palestinians: 20% (Feb. 2007)
 
Record Low Support for Israel: 32% (Sept. 1982 - at time of publicity of Sabra & Shatilla massacre)
Record Low Support for Palestinians: 7% (Sept. 2001)

By Administration

 
Number of Polls
Israel
Arabs/Palestinians
Johnson 2 47.00 3.50
Nixon/Ford 15 44.20 5.60
Carter 15 40.33 12.27
Reagan 15 45.53 14.73
Bush 6 57.50 15.00
Clinton 8 41.50 12.88
George W. Bush 18 53.70 15.09
Barack Obama 6 62.00 16.50

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