2003 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion (4/7)

2003 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion (4/7)

2003 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion


World Affairs and Transatlantic Relations


15. How desirable is it that the United States exerts strong leadership in world affairs? Is it very desirable, somewhat desirable, somewhat undesirable, or very undesirable?

Very desirable 43
Somewhat desirable 44
Somewhat undesirable 8
Very undesirable 3
Not sure 1


16. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "When dealing with common problems, the United States and Europe should be more willing to make decisions jointly, even if this means that the United States, as well as Europe, will sometimes have to go along with a policy that is not its first choice."

Agree 75
Disagree 22
Not sure 3


17. In general, in responding to international crises, do you think the United States should or should not act alone, if it does not have the support of its allies?

Should act alone 37
Should not act alone 60
Not sure 3


18. Do you believe that the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon reflect the true teachings of Islam?

Yes 19
No 76
Not sure 5


19. I would like you to rate your feelings toward some countries, institutions and people, with one hundred meaning a very warm, favorable feeling, zero meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling, and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred. How would you rate your feelings toward [ ].

    Mean Score
a. Iran
27
b. The European Union
54
c. Saudi Arabia
29
d. Germany
45
e. Jordan
43
f. Egypt
45
g. Great Britain
77
h. Poland
56
i. The Palestinians
21
j. France
33
k. China
44
l. Syria
24
m. Turkey
52
n. India
55
o. The Vatican
51
p. Italy
62
q. Spain
62
r. Russia
51
s. South Africa
53


20. I would like you to rate how various foreign governments feel toward Israel, with one hundred meaning a very warm, favorable feeling, zero meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling, and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred. How would you rate the government of [ ] in terms of feelings toward Israel?

    Mean Score
a. United States
76
b. Saudi Arabia
22
c. Germany
41
d. Jordan
33
e. Egypt
35
f. Great Britain
65
g. Poland
49
h. Iran
16
i. France
30
j. Syria
16
k. Turkey
45
l. India
47
m. The Vatican
49
n. Italy
54
o. Spain
53
p. Russia
45
q. South Africa
48
r. China
42

 

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