Poll: 50% Americans more sympathetic toward Israel than to Palestinians

Poll 50% Americans are

December 3, 2009 20:50

Just over half (51 percent) of Americans are more sympathetic toward Israel than to the Palestinians, according to a poll released Thursday. Only 12% of respondents said they were sympathetic to the Palestinians, 14% percent supported neither side, and 19 % offered no opinion. The findings of the poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, come from two surveys. The first poll, of 2,000 adults, was conducted by telephone Oct. 28 to Nov. 8 and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. A subsequent poll of 1,003 people conducted from Nov. 12-15 had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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