April 2009: Majority of Americans support intervention

Poll: Majority of Americans believe that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be high-up on American agenda.

Date: 30.04.2009


A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll finds that 53% of Americans think that the US should make it a high priority (45%) or one of the highest priorities (8%) "to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians".
The poll of 1,004 respondents was fielded March 25 to April 6, 2009 by Knowledge Networks. The margin of error is plus or minus 3-4.5 percent.
Among the polls findings are the following:
  • Three-quarters of Americans think that Israel should not build settlements in the Palestinian territories
  • One third of Americans show more sympathy for Israel than the Palestinians, and 12% express more sympathy for the Palestinians. However the largest proportion, 51%, expresses equal levels of sympathy for each side.
  • Respondents who sympathize more with Israel feel that it should not be building settlements in the West Bank by a clear majority (64%), as do those who sympathize equally with Israel and the Palestinians (80%), and those who sympathize more with the Palestinians (96%).
  • Opposition to settlements is found among majorities of Republicans (65%), Democrats (83%) and independents (74%).
Full poll results can be viewed here