American Attitudes
Toward the Golan Heights


As you may be aware. . . Israel and Syria are currently negotiating a peace agreement between their countries. As part of this peace agreement the U.S. would be required to help fund more than 25 billion dollars, and to send up to 10,000 U.S. troops, as part of a multinational peacekeeping force, to the border between these countries to help ensure the peace. Do you support or oppose helping to fund more than 25 billion dollars and sending U.S. troops to the border between Syria and Israel? (JINSA, January 10-11, 2000)

Strongly Support 10%
Somewhat Support 12%
Somewhat Oppose 19%
Strongly Oppose 54%
No Opinion (Do Not Read) 3%
Don’t Know/ Refused (Do Not Read) 2%

As part of a peace agreement between Syria and Israel...There is a plan to place American troops between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights. Do you favor or oppose this plan to put American soldiers on the Golan Heights? (Middle East Quarterly, 1/13/2000)

Favor 21%
Oppose 64%
DK/Refused 15%

In return for Syria signing a peace treaty with Israel, should the U.S. Congress authorize a multi_billion_dollar package to strengthen Syria's economy? (Middle East Quarterly, 1/13/2000)

Yes 21%
No 64%
DK/Refused 15%

At present, there are about 35,000 Syrian troops occupying Lebanon. Should Syria be required to evacuate all those forces from Lebanon before the U.S. Congress authorizes any financial aid for Syria? (Middle East Quarterly, 1/13/2000)

Yes 66%
No 17%
DK/Refused 18%

According to the U.S. State Department, Syria continues to provide sanctuary and support for a number of terrorist groups. Should Syria be required to expel all terrorist organizations from Syria and Syrian-controlled Lebanon before the U.S. Congress authorizes any financial aid for Syria? (Middle East Quarterly, 1/13/2000)

Yes 68%
No 17%
DK/Refused 15%

Should Syria be required to end its anti-American, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic incitement in the state-controlled media and school textbooks before the U.S. Congress authorizes any financial aid to Syria? (Middle East Quarterly, 1/13/2000)

Yes 65%
No 20%
DK/Refused 16%

It has been reported that Syria has been working on weapons of mass destruction ... In return for Syrian [cooperation], should the U.S. Congress authorize a multi-billion-dollar package to strengthen Syria’s military? (Middle East Quarterly, 1/13/2000)

Yes 17%
No 67%
DK/Refused 17%