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Favorability Polls

(2001 - )

Please rate your feelings toward some countries and peoples, with one hundred meaning a very warm, favorable feeling, zero meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling, and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that country or those people. (mean) (Chicago Council Surveys, June 2-19, 2020)

Country

 

Canada

81%

Great Britain

74%

Mexico

61%

South Korea

60%

Israel

58%

India

55%

Israel (%) (Gallup, The Israel Project)

 

Very favorable

Mostly favorable

Mostly Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

No Opinion

Total Favorable

Total Unfavorable

Avg All Polls

18

44

21

8

9

62

29

2016 Feb

30

41

16

8

5

71

24

2015 Feb

29

41

17

7

6

70

24

2014 Feb

26

46

16

7

5

72

23

2013 Feb

25

41

21

8

5

66

29

2012 Feb  

29

42

17

7

4

71

24

2011 Feb  

24

44

20

7

6

68

27

2010 Feb

22

45

19

6

8

67

25

2009 Feb

21

42

21

8

7

63

29

2008 Feb

23

48

18

7

5

71

25

2007 Feb

22

41

22

8

7

63

30

2006 Feb

21

47

18

5

9

68

23

2005 Feb

19

50

20

5

6

69

25

2004 Feb

14

45

25

10

6

59

35

2003 Feb

22

42

23

6

7

64

29

2002 Feb

16

42

25

10

7

58

35

2001 Feb

18

45

20

12

5

63

32

2000 Mar

16

46

20

8

10

62

28

2000 Jan

11

43

21

7

18

54

28

1999 May

15

53

19

6

7

68

25

1999 Feb

18

48

16

7

11

66

23

1996 Mar

17

45

18

11

9

62

29

1992 Feb

12

36

27

16

9

48

43

1991 Nov

11

36

26

11

16

47

37

1991 Sep

11

45

25

9

10

56

34

1991 Aug

15

47

19

6

12

62

25

1991 Mar

20

49

16

7

8

69

23

1991 Jan

28

51

10

3

8

79

13

1989 Aug

11

34

29

16

10

45

45

1989 Feb

8

41

25

13

13

49

38

The Palestinian Authority

 

Very favorable

Mostly Favorable

Mostly Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

No Opinion

Total
Favorable

Total Unfavorable

Avg All Polls

2

15

44

27

12

17

71

2016 Feb 3-7

4

15

41

27

13

19

68

2015 Feb 8-11

3

14

43

29

11

17

72

2014 Feb 6-9

3

16

39

27

15

19

66

2013 Feb 7-10 

3

12

47

30

8

15

77

2012 Feb 2-5 

3

16

44

28

9

19

72

2011 Feb 2-5 

3

16

45

25

11

19

70

2010 Feb 1-3 

3

17

44

26

10

20

70

2009 Feb 9-12

1

14

43

30

12

15

73

2008 Feb 11-14

1

13

47

28

11

14

75

2006 Feb 6-9

1

10

49

29

10

11

78

2005 Feb 7-10

3

24

43

19

11

27

62

2004 Feb 9-12

2

13

44

32

9

15

76

2003 Feb 3-6

1

12

44

29

14

13

73

2002 Feb 4-6

3

11

44

32

10

14

76

2001 Feb 1-4

4

18

39

24

15

22

63

2000 Jan 25-26

3

18

36

16

27

21

52

^ Asked of half sample

 

Egypt

 

Very
favor-
able

Mostly
favor-
able

Mostly
un-
favor-
able

Very
un-
favor-
able

No
opin-
ion

Total
favor-
able

Total
unfavor-
able

Avg All Polls

16

48

24

7

17

56

31

2014 May 2-4

 

 

 

 

 

19

53

2014 Feb 6-9

9

36

33

12

10

45

45

2013 Feb 7-10

9

31

36

17

7

40

53

2012 Feb 2-5

5

42

36

11

7

47

47

2011 Feb 2-5

4

36

37

13

10

40

50

2010 Feb 1-2

8

50

24

5

14

58

29

2009 Feb 9-12

8

51

22

5

14

59

27

2008 Feb 11-14

9

53

21

5

13

62

26

2006 Feb 6-9

8

50

22

5

14

58

27

2004 Feb 9-12

7

51

25

7

10

58

32

2003 Feb 3-6

6

50

20

5

19

56

25

2002 Feb 4-6

7

47

29

5

12

54

34

2001 Feb 1-4

11

54

19

4

12

65

23

1996 Mar 8-10

10

48

19

5

17

58

24

1991 Aug 8-11

9

54

15

5

17

63

20

1991 Mar 14-17

11

55

14

3

17

66

17

1991 Jan 30-Feb 2

10

56

12

3

19

66

15

Iran

 

Very
favor-
able

Mostly
favor-
able

Mostly
un-
favor-
able

Very
un-
favor-
able

No
opin-
ion

Total
favor-
able

Total
unfavor-
able

Avg All Polls

3

9

40

43

6

10

84

2014 May 2-4

 

 

 

 

 

7

73

2014 Feb 6-9

2

10

42

42

4

12

84

2013 Feb 7-10

2

7

39

48

4

9

87

2012 Feb 2-5

2

8

35

52

4

10

87

2011 Feb 2-5

2

9

42

43

4

11

85

2010 Feb 1-3

1

9

39

46

4

10

85

2009 Feb 9-12

2

10

38

42

7

12

80

2008 Feb 11-14

1

7

43

45

4

8

88

2006 Feb 6-9

1

6

40

46

6

7

86

2004 Feb 9-12

3

14

46

31

6

17

77

2003 Feb 3-6

2

11

48

29

10

13

77

2002 Feb 4-6

2

9

46

38

5

11

84

2001 Feb 1-4

2

10

45

38

5

12

83

1996 Mar 8-10

1

5

38

46

10

6

84

1991 Aug 8-11

1

12

44

35

9

13

79

1991 Mar 14-17

3

11

41

35

10

14

76

1991 Jan 30-Feb 2

2

11

39

40

8

13

79

1989 Aug 10-13

1

4

27

62

6

5

89

1989 Feb 28-Mar 2

1

4

27

62

6

5

89

Iraq

 

Very
favor-
able

Mostly
favor-
able

Mostly
un-
favor-
able

Very
un-
favor-
able

No
opin-
ion

Total
favor-
able

Total
unfavor-
able

Avg All Polls

2

7

33

52

6

9

86

2014 May 2-4

 

 

 

 

 

10

70

2008 Feb 11-14

3

17

44

33

3

20

77

2006 Feb 6-9

3

18

39

36

5

21

75

2004 Feb 9-12

4

17

39

35

5

21

74

2003 Feb 3-6

1

4

33

57

5

5

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 Feb 4-6

2

4

39

49

6

6

88

2001 Feb 1-4 ^

2

7

34

51

6

9

85

2000 Nov 13-15

2

4

35

53

6

6

88

1999 May 7-9

1

4

38

53

4

5

91

1999 Feb 8-9

2

5

27

60

6

7

87

1996 Mar 8-10

1

5

34

52

8

6

86

1992 Feb 6-9

1

3

30

62

4

4

92

1991 Aug 8-11

1

6

32

54

7

7

86

1991 Mar 14-17

2

5

26

62

5

7

88

1991 Jan 30-Feb 2

*

3

17

73

7

3

90

Libya

 

Very
favor-
able

Mostly
favor-
able

Mostly
un-
favor-
able

Very
un-
favor-
able

No
opin-
ion

Total
favor-
able

Total
unfavor-
able

Avg All Polls

2

16

41

24

16

18

65

2006 Feb 6-9

2

20

42

16

20

22

58

2004 Feb 9-12

2

23

43

20

12

25

63

2003 Feb 3-6

1

17

39

24

19

18

63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 Feb 4-6

2

13

41

27

17

15

68

2001 Feb 1-4

2

9

40

35

14

11

75

Saudi Arabia

 

Very
favor-
able

Mostly
favor-
able

Mostly
un-
favor-
able

Very
un-
favor-
able

No
opin-
ion

Total
favor-
able

Total
unfavor-
able

Avg All Polls

5

31

38

18

8

36

56

2008 Feb 11-14

3

28

43

18

8

31

61

2006 Feb 6-9

3

28

44

18

7

31

62

2004 Feb 9-12

3

25

47

19

6

28

66

2003 Feb 3-6

3

27

41

20

9

30

61

2002 Feb 4-6

4

23

42

22

9

27

64

2001 Feb 1-4

7

40

28

18

7

47

46

1991 Aug 8-11

11

45

21

12

11

56

33

Kuwait

 

Very
favor-
able

Mostly
favor-
able

Mostly
un-
favor-
able

Very
un-
favor-
able

No
opin-
ion

Total
favor-
able

Total
unfavor-
able

2003 Feb 3-6

6

41

30

12

11

47

42

* Less than 0.5%
^ Asked of half sample

 

Regardless of which side you may support in this conflict, has what you have seen, read or heard about this conflict recently given you a more favorable of less favorable impression of Israel? (The Israel Project)

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Date

More Favorable

Less Favorable

May 8, 2003

29%

31%

May 29, 2003

34%

27%

July 2003

36%

34%

Aug 2003

28%

34%

Nov 2003

29%

46%

Jan 2004

32%

47%

Mar 17, 2004

35%

37%

Mar 23, 2004

29%

31%

July 2004

31%

38%

Nov 2004

28%

31%

Jan 2005

32%

32%

Aug 2005

45%

24%

Average

32%

34%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has what you have seen, read or heard about this conflict recently given you a more favorable or less favorable impression of Palestinians? (The Israel Project)

Date

More Favorable

Less Favorable

May 8, 2003

17%

43%

May 29, 2003

15%

46%

July 2003

23%

49%

Aug 2003

10%

55%

Nov 2003

12%

63%

Jan 2004

18%

56%

Mar 17, 2004

10%

57%

Mar 23, 2004

9%

45%

July 2004

18%

51%

Nov 2004

16%

44%

Jan 2005

19%

44%

Aug 2005

25%

39%

Average

16%

49%

What one country anywhere in the world do you consider to be America's greatest enemy today? (Gallup)

 

2/6-9/06

2/7-10/05

2/1-4/01

Iran

31

14

8

Iraq

22

22

38

North Korea/Korea (non-specific)

15

22

2

China

10

10

14

Afghanistan

3

3

*

United States itself

1

2

1

Russia

1

2

6

Saudi Arabia

1

2

4

Syria

1

2

--

France

1

2

--

Cuba

*

*

2

Japan

*

*

1

The Palestinian Authority

*

*

1

Libya

--

*

4

 

 

 

 

None

1

2

2

Other

6

8

6

No opinion

7

9

11

* Less than 0.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISRAEL
Are you familiar with this country? 
IF YES: Are you very favorable toward this country, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable toward it?
(Penn, Schoen & Berland Inc., and First International Resources Inc., January 25 and February 17, 2001)

 

General 
Public

Elites

American Jews 

  Influential Americans

Unfamiliar 

10% 

6%

 5%

 0%

Very favorable

29%

  30%

 54%

 0%

Somewhat favorable

 38%

45%

  30%

 0%

Somewhat unfavorable

12% 

10%

 4%

0%

Very unfavorable

7% 

5%

 2%

  0%

don't know

5%

3%

6%

 0%


IF ANSWER CHOICE IS 2 OR 3: Why?

 

General 
Public

Elites

American Jews 

  Influential Americans

Religious beliefs / It is a godly country 

4%  

3%

1%

 0%

Biblical standpoint /The Bible says they are the chosen people  

3% 

1%

0% 

0%

I am Christian  

2% 

1%

 0%

0%

I am Jewish / It is the country of my homeland 

0%  

 3%

18%

0%

For the plight of the Jews / For the Jewish people / I have Jewish friends  

2% 

1%

2%

 0%

They have a right to the land / It is their homeland / The land was taken away from them and they should get it back

5%

4%

3%

 0%

Government / The way they operate / Their policies 

9%  

4% 

3%

0% 

Their democracy 

3%   

13%

11%

0%

They are our friends/ allies / We should support them 

14%  

13%

5% 

0%

Peaceful country / Always working for peace 

4%

 4%

 3% 

0%

Turmoil / They are having big problems / They have gone through a lot   

7%

6%

2% 

0%

From what I have heard/read 

2%

 1% 

1% 

0%

"General positive: Very favorable / I agree with them / I like them, etc."   

8%

8%

7% 

0%

I agree with points on both sides / They need to both learn to get along

1%

4%

0%

0%

"Some things are good/right, others are not (specific and unspecific) / The Israeli's are not doing everything right" 

7% 

11% 

4% 

0%

No particular reason / I am very/somewhat favorable toward it 

9%  

9%

4% 

0%

Others 

9% 

11%  

16%

0%

Don't Know / No Response 

 11%

4%  

6%

0%

I am a citizen / I have family in Israel

 0%  

0%

5% 

0%

The elections / The new Prime Minister  

0%

0%

 7%

0%


IF ANSWER CHOICE IS 4 OR 5: Why?

 
General 
Public
Elites
American Jews 
  Influential Americans
Their government / Their politics / The way they handle things 

17%  

16%

21%

0%

War / They are always fighting 

10% 

10% 

0%

 0%

Too aggressive

 7% 

0% 

0% 

0%

Not making progress/ trying hard enough for peace  

3%

6% 

17% 

0%

They get money from us already 

6% 

3% 

0% 

0%

The way they are towards the U.S.   

5%

10%

 0%

0%

The Palestinian/Arab people / The way they treat the Palestinians / Arabs 

4%  

13%

8%

0%

Do not trust them / Do not think they are forthcoming / They are a threat 

3%  

0%

4% 

0%

The way they treat their people 

3% 

3%  

0%

0%

Problems / Many problems / Causing problems 

4% 

3% 

0% 

0%

The things that are going on 

6% 

6%  

0%

0%

"Foreign countries / Every time a foreign country is in trouble, we have to get involved / They need to take care of their own problems"

 5% 

0% 

0% 

0% 

From what I have heard/read  

3%

0%  

0%

0%

No particular reason / I am somewhat / very unfavorable toward it 

3% 

10% 

8% 

0%

Others 

13% 

16%  

29%

0%

Don't Know / No Response   

 9%

3%

13%

0%


JORDAN
Are you familiar with this country? 
IF YES: Are you very favorable toward this country, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable toward it?
(Penn, Schoen & Berland Inc., and First International Resources Inc., January 25 and February 17, 2001)

 

General 
Public

Elites

American Jews 

  Influential Americans

Unfamiliar 

25%  

16%

8% 

0%

Very favorable  

11%

17%  

14%

0%

Somewhat favorable   

35%

48%

44% 

0%

Somewhat unfavorable 

11% 

12%  

14%

0%

Very unfavorable 

4% 

1% 

8% 

0%

Don't know 

13%  

7%

12% 

0%

EGYPT
Are you familiar with this country? 
IF YES: Are you very favorable toward this country, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable toward it?
(Penn, Schoen & Berland Inc., and First International Resources Inc., January 25 and February 17, 2001)

 

General 
Public

Elites

American Jews 

  Influential Americans

Unfamiliar 

24%   

9%

8%

0%

Very favorable  

13%  

14%

11% 

0%

Somewhat favorable   

46%  

62% 

52%

0%

Somewhat unfavorable 

6% 

6% 

20% 

0%

Very unfavorable 

4%   

2%

4%

0%

Don't know 

8%   

7%

4%

0%