Latest Pew Results: EVERY US Religious, Racial & Age Group Sympathizes More With Israel than Palestinians

Pew Research has released the results of a new survey on US sympathies on the Middle East conflict, titled: Republicans and Democrats Grow Even Further Apart in Views of Israel, Palestinians

For me, that particular point is not such a surprise, although it is interesting to learn that the partisan divide in Middle East sympathies, for Israel or the Palestinians, is now wider than at any point since 1978 (under the Jimmy Carter presidency, naturally).

But for me, the most interesting result concerns the religious and racial differences in Middle East sympathies. Members of every category (except for unaffiliated) sympathize more with Israel.


And why is this so interesting to me? Because when see how much the Israel haters invest in their insidious intersectionality strategy to attract support from members from groups with members who feel disenfranchised, I would have expected way more support for the palestinians among Blacks and Hispanics. As it stands, Blacks sympathize with Israel over the palestinians 42% vs 12% (+30), while the ratio among Hispanics is 33% vs 13% (+20).

True, it looks like the support among Blacks may have waned over the last few years – at least among Protestants. In 2016, Black Protestants sympathized with Israel over the palestinians 59% to 19% (+40); now it 40% to 10% (+30).

But in 2016, the ratio among Hispanic Catholics was 36% to 25% (+10); now, the ratio among the general Hispanic population is 33% to 13% (+20).

Furthermore, the results among College graduates surprises me, given the worrying signs we are seeing on US campuses. Israel enjoys more support across each level of education, although it is true that those who completed High School or less sympathize more with Israel (51% vs 9%; +42) than those who have completed college (42% vs 27%; +15).

You can check out the complete Pew results here.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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