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American Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion Toward Israel's Security


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Who do you agree with more? (Independent Media Review Analysis, September 2011)

1. People who say Israel should return to its pre-1967 borders to advance the peace process with the Palestinians or
2. People who say that forcing Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders will leave Israel with indefensible bordesr that will only be 8-miles wide at some points.

Return pre-1967 (#1)
29.0%
Leave indefensible (#2)
44.5%
Don't know/refused
26.5%

Do you agree or disagree with the position that before the Palestinians are given their own country they must first recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state? (Independent Media Review Analysis, September 2011)

 
September 2011
Agree
81.7
Strongly agree
62.8
Somewhat agree
18.9
Disagree
6.9
Somewhat disagree
2.7
Strongly disagree
4.2
Don't know/refused
11.4

Opinion of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: (McLaughlin & Associates, May 19, 2009)

Total
Rep.
Dem.
Ind.
Voted Obama '08
Favorable
41
53
34
34
30
Very favorable
14
22
9
13
7
Somewhat favorable
27
31
25
21
27
Unfavorable
17
11
21
19
23
Somewhat unfavorable
11
7
14
12
14
Very unfavorable
6
5
8
7
9
No opinion
34
31
33
40
37
Never heard of
8
5
12
8
10

Should the United States be concerned about the security of the State of Israel? (McLaughlin & Associates, May 19, 2009)

  Total Rep. Dem. Ind. Voted Obama '08
Yes 82 87 79 80 79
No 10 9 9 14 10
Don't Know/Refused 8 5 12 6 11

Do you think that if the Palestinians were given their own state in the West Bank and Gaza they would live peacefully with Israel or continue their campaign of terror to destroy Israel? (McLaughlin & Associates, May 19, 2009)

  Total Rep. Dem. Ind. Voted Obama '08
Live Peacefully 18 7 25 20 26
Destroy Israel 60 75 47 58 44
Don't Know/Refused 23 18 28 22 30

Agree or Disagree: Before a two-state solution can work and peace be realized in the Middle East, the Palestinians need to stop their missile attacks against Israel. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
93%
Disagree
5%

Agree or Disagree: Just as the US would defend itself if rockets were fired at our cities on a daily basis, Israel must defend itself and take action to end the terrorism. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
90%
Disagree
7%

Agree or Disagree: Hamas is purposely putting its civilian population in harm's way by using them as human shields when they attack Israel. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
73%
Disagree
18%

Agree or Disagree: Israel has used military force against the Palestinians indiscriminately, resulting in many needless civilian deaths. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
40%
Disagree
47%

Agree or Disagree: Because Hamas uses civilian shields, Israel cannot be blamed when Palestinian civilians become casualties when Israel attacks the terrorists. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
64%
Disagree
26%

Agree or Disagree: If nothing else works to stop the missile attacks against Israel from Gaza, Israel should use their military to re-occupy Gaza. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
60%
Disagree
32%

Agree or Disagree: Despite the Palestinian violence against Israel, the US should continue to provide economic assistance to the Palestinian Authority. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
43%
Disagree
49%

Agree or Disagree: When Palestine becomes an independent nation, it should be allowed to have an army to protect itself against Israel. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
71%
Disagree
25%

Agree or Disagree: When Palestine becomes an independent nation, it should be allowed to have an army which will threaten Israel's security. (The Israel Project National Survey, March 2008)

Agree
44%
Disagree
46%

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