Christian Beliefs Help Drive American Support For Israel To Record Highs: Gallup
A Gallup Poll published on Tuesday showed that support for Israel among the American population is at an all-time high, equal to the previous record reached in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War.
“Americans’ stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is as strongly pro-Israel as at any time in Gallup’s three-decade trend,” the polling research company said in the report titled, “Americans Remain Staunchly in Israel’s Corner.”
Sixty-four percent of respondents said that in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, their sympathies lie more with the Israelis while just 19 percent said they sympathize more with the Palestinians instead.
The rising support for Israel was primarily fuelled by the increase in support for Israel from the Republican electorate. In February 2001, only 59 percent of Republicans favored Israel. By the onset of the 2003 war in Iraq, that statistic rose to 77 percent and continued to go up until the current level of Republican support at 87 percent.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz. 3/14/2018. “Christian Beliefs Help Drive American Support For Israel To Record Highs: Gallup.” Breaking Israel News.
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