WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Americans, by a significant margin, believe the United States should support Israel in its conflict with Palestinians, a poll released Sunday shows.
Eighty percent said they agree with the statement, "Enemies of America use the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as an excuse to create anti-American sentiment. Even if the dispute is settled, they would find another excuse to justify their hostility towards America," a poll commissioned by The Israel Project found.
And 73 percent of Americans said the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is about ideology and religion not land, the poll said.
Asked about Iran's nuclear program, 64 percent said they believed Iran will pursue a goal of destroying Israel, and 80 percent believed it would make it easier for terrorist groups to gain access to nuclear weapons.
The survey was conducted March 19-20 with 811 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.