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ISRAEL & THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Voters Lean Toward Two-State Solution for Israelis, Palestinians

    President Trump last week appeared to back away from the longstanding U.S. policy position that a separate Palestinian state is essential to any peace settlement between the Israelis and Palestinians. But voters here tend to see that as key to any successful agreement.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States should play an active role in helping to resolve the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. Twenty-seven percent (27%) disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 16 and 19, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most See Increased Danger from New Middle Eastern Refugees

    While President Trump’s refugee freeze is tied up in the courts, the State Department has sped up acceptance of newcomers from the Middle Eastern terrorist havens targeted by the freeze. Most voters think that’s making America less safe.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe increasing the number of refugees from Syria, Iraq and other suspect Middle Eastern and African countries poses an increased national security risk to the United States. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree, while 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on February 12-13, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Still Favor Refugee Freeze

    Despite continuing protests and legal challenges, just over half of voters favor President Trump's temporary refugee ban, although there's a lot less concern about the threat of domestic Islamic terrorism.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a ban that keeps refugees from all countries from entering the United States for the next four months until there is a better system in place to keep out individuals who are terrorist threats. Forty-three percent (43%) are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 31-February 1, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Are More Positive About U.S. Efforts in Middle East

    Voters are more confident that U.S. involvement in the Middle East has been beneficial for the region, but they remain less convinced that that involvement benefits the United States.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 26-27, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Say Obama Bad for U.S.-Israel Relations, Trump Better

    U.S. voters think America’s relationship with Israel has deteriorated under President Obama but believe incoming President Trump will repair those relations. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 26-27, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Are Less Concerned About Effects of U.S. Support For Israel

    Tensions between the United States and Israel have risen yet again after the former abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in Israel’s occupied territories, allowing the resolution to pass. Voters in the United States continue to view Israel as an important partner when it comes to U.S. national security and are less negative about how that relationship looks to other countries. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 26-27, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Don’t Expect Trump To Improve Situation in Syria

    In keeping with his “America First” approach to foreign policy, President-elect Donald Trump has opposed further U.S. involvement in Syria beyond establishing safe zones to protect civilians there. Voters are still reluctant to get more involved in Syria despite the recent carnage in Aleppo but also aren’t convinced Trump will make the situation any better. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

  • Voters Show More Support For a No-Fly Zone in Syria

    The nature of U.S. involvement in the ongoing war in Syria has been one of the key foreign policy issues this presidential election season, and most voters now favor a no-fly zone in the embattled country despite increasing concern that it may bring the United States into a military confrontation with Russia.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that Syria is a vital national security interest to the United States. That’s up from 55% in May and 47% last September when the refugee crisis in Europe began making international headlines. Only 23% say Syria is not a vital national security issue, but another 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 12-13 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Worry About Putdown of Coup in Turkey

    Voters here tend to think the failure of the military coup in Turkey is harmful to the United States, but as with many issues overseas, it isn’t an issue of overwhelming concern.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20-21, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters See ISIS As Serious, Long-Term Threat

    Following last week’s terrorist bombings in Brussels, U.S. voters remain strongly convinced that the radical Islamic State group (ISIS) is a major danger to the United States and see little chance of that threat diminishing anytime soon.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on March 24 and 27, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.