Poll: Americans Sympathize More with Israel


As has been the case for decades, the American public expresses more sympathy toward Israel than the Palestinians – by 54% to 19%.

Among Millennials (born after 1980), 43% report sympathizing more with Israel, while 27% are more sympathetic to the Palestinians.

The share of this group sympathizing with the Palestinians has risen from 9% in 2006 to 20% in July 2014 to 27% today, while the share sympathizing with Israel has changed little.

Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) and those in the Silent generation (born 1928-1945) sympathize more with Israel by about four-to-one.

Generation Xers (born 1965-1980) sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians by roughly three-to-one (54% vs. 17%).

{Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Bernie Sanders, who’s extremely popular with younger voters and also is pro-Palestine / anti-Israel, is part of the reason for the shifting numbers.
    Although theoretically being left or right wing can be independent of one’s Middle East philosophy, nowadays the left is far more likely to be pro-Palestine and the right pro-Israel.