facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Poll: Americans oppose Israeli settlements

April 30, 2009 at 12:01 AM   |   Comments

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 29 (UPI) -- The majority of Americans say they think Israel should not build settlements in the Palestinian territories, a poll indicates.

The WorldPublicOpinion.org poll found that 75 percent of respondents say they oppose the settlements, up 23 points from a 2002 survey.

The poll also indicates about one-third of Americans say they have more sympathy for Israelis than the Palestinians, while 12 percent expressed more sympathy for the Palestinians.

On party lines, 83 percent of Democrats said they opposed the Israeli settlements, compared to 65 percent of Republicans and 74 percent of independents.

"Americans are showing increasing impatience with Israel for building settlements," comments Steven Kull, director of WorldPublicOpinion.org. "Even the third of Americans who sympathize with Israel more than the Palestinians oppose the settlements."

The poll of 1,004 respondents was conducted March 25 to April 6 by Knowledge Networks. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 to 4.5 percent.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid Conservative darling Ben Carson considering 2016 bid
2
Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus Patient admitted to hospital with potential Ebola virus
3
$900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station $900,000 Porsche Spyder catches fire at gas station
4
Hiker trapped by flash flood dies in Zion National Park
5
9,800 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan 9,800 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan
Trending News
x
Feedback