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Toplines - Israel-Palestinian Conflict I - December 30, 2008

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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted December 30, 2008

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed news stories about Israel’s military action in the Gaza Strip?

35% Very closely
41% Somewhat closely

19% Not very closely

4% Not at all

1% Not sure

2* Who is more to blame for the current situation…..Israel or the Palestinians?

13% Israel

55% The Palestinians

32% Not sure

3* Should Israel have taken military action against the Palestinians or should it have tried to find a diplomatic solution?

44% Taken military action

41% Tried to find a diplomatic solution

15% Not sure

4* Is Israel and ally of the United States, an enemy of the United States or somewhere in between?

63% Ally

3% Enemy

27% Somewhere in between

7% Not sure

5* How likely is it that this latest violence in the Gaza Strip will escalate into a more widespread war between Israel and the Arabs in the Middle East?

30% Very likely

36% Somewhat likely

19% Not very likely

3% Not at all likely

11% Not sure

6* How likely is it that the latest military action by Israel will create more terrorism against the United States?

17% Very likely

34% Somewhat likely

27% Not very likely

9% Not at all likely

12% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence