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American Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion Toward the 1967 War and Aftermath


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Have you heard or read about the troubles between Israel and the Arab nations in the Middle East? [If yes, ask:] Just as you see it, what is this trouble all about? (Gallup, 6/2-7/1967)

Some understanding, any at all
55%
No understanding, don't know, no answer
31%
Inapplicable
13%

Have you heard or read about the troubles between Israel and the Arab nations in the Middle East? [If yes, ask:] What would you like to see the U.S. government do about this situation? (Gallup, 6/2-7/1967)

Stay out
37%
Help Israel
8%
Help the Arab states
0%
Work through the UN
6%
Negotiate for peace (no mention of the UN)
11%
Help them in any way except fighting
3%
Go in and fight
3%
Misc.
<1%
Inapplicable
13%
No Opinion, No answer
19%

Have you heard or read about the troubles between Israel and the Arab nations in the Middle East? [If yes, ask:] Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Johnson is handling the situation in the Middle East? (Gallup, 6/2-7/1967)

Approve
35%
Disapprove
12%
No Opinion
41%
Inapplicable
13%

Do you think the UN should have the final say on Arab-Israel peace plans, or should this be left to the Israelis and Arabs to decide between themselves? (Gallup, 6/22-27/1967)

UN final say
36%
Decide themselves
55%
No Opinion
9%

Do you think a peaceful settlement of differences between Israel and the Arab countries can be worked out? (Gallup, 6/22-27/1967)

Yes
70%
No
20%
No Opinion
10%

Do you think the UN should have the final say on Arab-Israel peace plans, or should this be left to the Israelis and Arabs to decide between themselves? (Gallup, 6/22-28/1967)

UN
42%
Israelis
8%
Neither
4%
No Opinion
13%
Inapplicable
33%

As you know, the Israelis conquered a lot of land in the recent war with the Arab nations. What do you think should be done — should Israel be required to give back all of this conquered land, keep it all, or keep some of it? (Gallup, 6/22-28/1967)

Give all back
16%
Keep all
25%
Keep some
45%
Don't know
14%

Do you think another full-scale war between the Israelis and the Arabs is likely to occur during the next 5 years or not? (Gallup, 6/26-7/1/1968)

Is likely
62%
Is not likely
13%
No Opinion
25%

Do you think another full-scale war between the Israelis and the Arabs is likely to occur during the next 5 years or not? If a full-scale war were to start there, do you think the U.S. should or should not send troops...To the Arabs? (Gallup, 6/26-7/1/1968)

Should
2%
Should not
83%
Don't know
16%

Do you think another full-scale war between the Israelis and the Arabs is likely to occur during the next 5 years or not? If a full-scale war were to start there, do you think the U.S. should or should not send troops...To help the Israel? (Gallup, 6/26-7/1/1968)

Should
9%
Should not
77%
Don't know
15%

Do you think another full-scale war between the Israelis and the Arabs is likely to occur during the next 5 years or not? If a full-scale war were to start there, do you think the U.S. should or should not supply arms and material...To the Arabs? (Gallup, 6/26-7/1/1968)

Should
3%
Should not
78%
Don't know
18%

Do you think another full-scale war between the Israelis and the Arabs is likely to occur during the next 5 years or not? If a full-scale war were to start there, do you think the U.S. should or should not supply arms and material...To Israel? (Gallup, 6/26-7/1/1968)

Should
24%
Should not
59%
Don't know
17%

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