2003 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion (3/7)

2003 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion (3/7)

2003 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion


Israel


4. How close do you feel to Israel?

Very close 31
Fairly close 43
Fairly distant 18
Very distant 8
Not sure 1


5. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Caring about Israel is a very important part of my being a Jew."

Agree 76
Disagree 22
Not sure 2


6. Looking ahead 3 to 5 years, do you see Jews in Israel and in the United States becoming closer, drifting apart, or neither?

Becoming closer 36
Drifting apart 9
Neither 53
Not sure 2


7. How would you characterize relations between Israel and the United States today? Are they very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative, or very negative?

Very positive 15
Somewhat positive 71
Somewhat negative 13
Very negative 1
Not sure 1


8. As compared with one year ago, are you now more optimistic about the chance for a lasting peace between Israel and the Arabs, less optimistic, or do you think the chance for a lasting peace is about the same as it was one year ago?

More optimistic now 5
Less optimistic now 37
Same as one year ago 58
Not sure 0


9. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "The goal of the Arabs is not the return of occupied territories but rather the destruction of Israel."

Agree 81
Disagree 16
Not sure 3


10. Do you support or oppose the Israeli government's current handling of relations with the Palestinian Authority?

Support 60
Oppose 32
Not sure 8


11. In the current situation, do you favor or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state?

Favor 54
Oppose 41
Not sure 5


12. In the framework of a permanent peace with the Palestinians, should Israel be willing to compromise on the status of Jerusalem as a united city under Israeli jurisdiction?

Yes 42
No 54
Not sure 4


13. As part of a permanent settlement with the Palestinians, should Israel be willing to dismantle all, some, or none of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank?

All 12
Some 57
None 29
Not sure 2


14. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "Regardless of their individual views on the peace negotiations with the Arabs, American Jews should support the policies of the duly elected government of Israel."

Agree 63
Disagree 34
Not sure 4

 

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