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  • Corruption survey ranking rankles Israel

    December 1, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Israel’s ranking on an annual corruption index should “turn on a warning light,” said an Israeli board member of the watchdog group that issued the survey.

    Israel finished 36th among 182 countries in the corruption ranking issued Thursday by Transparency International, while the...

  • Egpyt’s post-Mubarak poll peaceful, high turnout

    November 28, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    Egyptians voted Monday in the first election since a popular revolt toppled Hosni Mubarak’s one-man rule, showing new-found faith in the ballot box that may sweep long-banned Islamists into parliament even as army generals cling to power.

    Voters swarmed to the polls in a generally...

  • Polls show strong U.S. support for Israel

    November 11, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Two new polls show a majority of Americans have favorable views of Israel.

    A survey by the Anti-Defamation League, which it commissions every two years, found that 49 percent of those polled have greater sympathy for Israel than for the Palestinians, a slight increase from the 45...

  • Poll: One in five Americans believes Jews have too much control of Wall Street

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 3, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The folks on the fringes of Occupy Wall Street rallies who have been holding signs and hollering slogans about Jewish control of large banking institutions may just be the loudest among the minority of Americans who think Jews have too much influence in the financial sector.

    The...

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  • As Obama’s Jewish numbers plummet, AJC poll shows U.S. Jews ‘grumpy’

    September 27, 2011 | 11:07 am

    American Jews are feeling “grumpy,” according to the American Jewish Committee’s take on its latest public opinion survey.

    That’s not good news for President Obama, whose Jewish approval level has dipped below 50 percent. But American Jews don’t seem particularly excited about...

  • AJC poll: Approval of Obama drops to dead heat

    September 26, 2011 | 11:32 am

    As many Jewish voters approve of President Obama’s performance as disapprove in an American Jewish Committee poll that shows much disappointment stems from his handling of the economy.

    The AJC’s annual poll released Monday showed 45 percent of voters approved of Obama as opposed to...

  • Poll: American Jews and Muslims share common values

    August 2, 2011 | 2:36 pm

    Muslim and Jewish Americans share common values on key questions, according to a Gallup poll.

    The poll, released Tuesday, found that the Muslim Americans exceeded Jewish belief in religious pluralism and in the fairness of elections, and also in support of a two-state solution to...

  • Obama support among Jewish voters stands at 60 percent

    July 21, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    President Obama’s job approval rating among Jewish voters remained at 60 percent, but his favorability ratings easily outdistanced leading Republicans, a poll showed.

    The ratings for Obama, in a poll commissioned by the liberal pro-Israel group J Street, was consistent with recent...

  • Evangelical Protestants sympathize with Israel, survey finds

    June 23, 2011 | 11:37 am

    Evangelical Protestant leaders from around the world said they sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians, although a small majority said they sympathize with both sides equally, a survey found.

    Thirty-four percent of respondents in a new Pew Research Center global...

  • Poll: Americans’ views on Mideast largely unchanged

    June 14, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Americans’ views on Middle East issues have not changed in recent months, despite major headlines from the region, according to a new poll.

    The Pew Research Center poll, conducted during the end of May, found that Americans still sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians in their...

  • Israel ranks seventh in happiness level, poll finds

    April 27, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    Israel ranked seventh worldwide in the happiness level of its residents, according to a survey conducted by the Gallup Institute.

    Some 63 percent of Israelis are satisfied with their lives, Gallup’s global wellbeing surveys in 2010 found. Israel was ranked higher than the United...

  • Poll: Majority of Egyptians seek end of Israel peace treaty

    April 26, 2011 | 11:01 am

    More than half of Egyptians say the peace treaty with Israel should be annulled, a new poll has found.

    Some 54 percent are prepared to overturn the treaty, with 36 percent saying the treaty should be maintained. Some 10 percent said they did not know, according to a nationwide...

  • Americans oppose unilateral statehood, poll finds

    April 13, 2011 | 10:58 am

    A majority of Americans oppose a declaration of Palestinian statehood absent a peace agreement with Israel, a new poll finds.

    The poll released this week by the Israel Project showed 51 percent of registered U.S. voters oppose a proposal that the Palestinian Authority “unilaterally...

  • Poll: Latinos believe U.S. too supportive of Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 30, 2011 | 10:15 am

    A new poll by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) finds that nearly half of U.S. Latinos feel that their country is too supportive of Israel. The findings also suggest high levels of anti-Semitism exist in the U.S. Latino community.

    Of the 740 people from across the...

  • Germans oppose a unilateral Palestinian state, poll finds

    February 10, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    A new poll suggests that most Germans would oppose an early declaration of a Palestinian state.

    The poll also found that Germans would view a nuclear Iran as a serious threat both to Israel and Germany, and that respondents also backed enforcing sanctions against Iran even if it...

  • New survey: U.S. has more Jews than believed

    December 21, 2010 | 2:55 pm

    The American Jewish population is larger than suspected, according to new estimates compiled by Brandeis University.

    The suburban Boston university’s Steinhardt Social Research Institute is estimating that there are some 6.5 million people in the United States who are either...

  • Poll: Half of Israeli Jews hold negative views of Obama

    December 9, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    51 percent of Israeli Jews hold negative views of U.S. President Barack Obama, while 41 percent feel positive towards the American leader, a poll released on Thursday by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy found.

    According to the poll, the world figure most admired by Israeli Jews is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by former U.S. president Bill Clinton, with Obama coming in third place.

    Not surprisingly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the world leader most disliked by Israeli Jews.

    Read more at HAARETZ.com.

  • Poll suggests surge in Jewish support for GOP

    August 19, 2010 | 9:35 am

    A poll based on a small sample suggests that Jewish identification with Republicans has surged.

    The Pew Research Center poll breaks down party support by religion. It shows that 33 percent of U.S. Jewish voters identify or lean toward Republicans this year, up from 20 percent in...

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  • Polls: Obama making gains with Jewish voters

    October 24, 2008 | 6:26 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Barack Obama is making significant gains among Jewish voters, according to two new polls.

    The polls suggest that after months of hovering around 60 percent, Obama appears to be within striking distance of the 75-80 percent of the Jewish vote won by the three...

  • Briefs: Peres elected President of Israel; Oprah criticized for pro-Israel stance

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Peres Elected President of Israel

    Shimon Peres became Israel's ninth president. In parliamentary voting Wednesday, the longtime leader defeated rival Knesset members Reuven Rivlin and Colette Avital. Rivlin and Avital dropped out after the first round, having received 37 and 21...
  • Pew Poll finds some U.S. Muslims support suicide bombing

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Don't be a suicide bomber, these Arabic-language public service announcements urge
    Ahmed Billoo is the product of an upper-middle-class Alhambra home. He grew up going to the local mosque on Fridays and holidays, playing sports with friends and enjoying the blessings of a...
  • Abbas Gaining in Bid to Succeed Arafat

    By Dan Baron

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    With a patient realpolitik, not to mention the tacit approval of Israel and the United States, Mahmoud Abbas is inching toward the Palestinian leadership.

    A poll of West Bank and Gaza Strip residents released Sunday found that a plurality of Palestinians, 41 percent, support Abbas'...

  • Israel Reenters Image Fight on Campuses

    By Natan Sharansky

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    More and more Jewish leaders are becoming aware of the dangers posed by a festering anti-Israel sentiment on U.S. college campuses. A recent poll showed that when students were asked whether they were more "sympathetic" to Israel or the Palestinians, 28 percent answered Israel and 22...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Kerry to Get Holocaust Records

    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will be given records about relatives who were killed during the Holocaust. The presumptive Democratic nominee recently learned that his paternal grandmother's brother and sister, both Jewish, were killed by the Nazis....

  • Most Americans Mistrust Saudi Peace Plan

    By JTA Staff

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Only 26 percent of Americans believe the Saudi peace initiative is sincere, according to a new poll of more than 1,000 Americans. Thirty-one percent believe the Saudis launched the initiative to improve their image in the United States. Sixty-two percent of respondents believe the...

  • Voter Revolt

    By Joyce Moed

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Alan David never gave his ballots a second thought after voting in dozens of presidential elections during the decades he lived in New York.

    Then, after moving here two years ago, he voted in Palm Beach County for the first time last week."I looked at the ballot and said, 'What the...

  • A Portrait of American Jews

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Jews are more likely than members of any other American ethnic group to purchase a hardcover book or attend a live musical performance in the coming year, but they're much less likely to buy a car, truck, recreational vehicle or major home appliance.

    Their earning power outstrips any...

  • The Panic Retreats

    By Larry Derfner

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    After being caught up in a wave of initial panic,the Israeli public seems to be calming down a bit over thepossibility of an Iraqi missile attack.

    There has been a backlash against panic. Panic isnow "out." News stories about panic have become redundant, boring andsuspect, what with...

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