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American Public Opinion Polls:
Attitudes Toward Israel Prior to 1967


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Here is an interesting experiment. You notice that the 10 boxes on this card go from HIGHETST POINT OF PLUS 5 — or something or someone you like very much — all the way down to the LOWEST POSITION OF MINUS 5 — or something or someone you don't like very much. Please tell me how far up the scale or how far down the scale you would rate...Israel? (Gallup)

12/56

12/66

%

%

+5
7
7
+4
5
6
+3
9
12
+2
11
13
+1
17
25
-1
10
11
-2
5
3
-3
4
2
-4
2
2
-5
4
1
DK/NA
25
16

May not add to 100% because of rounding

.Have you heard or read about the discussion in the UN regarding the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Egypt? What is the real issue here? (Gallup, 2/5-12/57)

Suez canal, use of Suez, control of Suez
8.24%
Oil, transportation of oil, keeping up flow of oil, protecting foreign oil investments in the Middle East
3.52%
Israeli (Zionist) desire for territorial expansion, Israel taking over Arab land
2.79%
Israel wants safeguards (assurances) before withdrawing troops, self-preservation of Israel, preservation of Israel's rights and sovereignty, protection of Israel's interests
6.38%
Israel's refusal to obey UN regulations, Israel's refusal to yield to the will of the majority
1.00%
Protection of Middle East from Communism
1.59%
Threat of war in Middle East, establishing peace
1.20%
Presence of Israeli troops in Egypt, troops shouldn't be there, Israel is violating Egypt's territorial sovereignty by keeping troops there
1.40%
Foreign intervention in Middle Eastern affairs
2.39%
Control of Middle East land, territorial boundaries (unrelated to any specific country)
2.33%
Lack of unity among Middle Eastern nations
2.39%
It's up to UN to provide adequate solution
.40%
General statements defending Israel's position
.86%
Egypt at fault, pushing Israel around
1.06%
UN is not using force but should
.27%
Gaza Strip
1.20%
All others
3.85%
DK/NA
60.60%

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