Americans are eager for peace in the Middle East and favor U.S.
intervention in negotiating such an agreement. In a March 2002 Fox
News/Opinion Dynamics poll, 63 percent say the U.S. should take a
more active role in achieving peace in the region.
Majorities across all demographic groups show stronger support
for Israel than they do for Palestinians. In general, most
supportive of Israel are men, Jewish Americans, white evangelical
Protestants, Southerners, Depression and War babies, conservatives
and registered voters — especially registered Republicans.
Less supportive of Israel are young adults (18 to 49), higher
income earners, college graduates, registered Democrats and
Independents, liberals, Catholics and seculars.
Americans support some variation of the recent Saudi peace
proposal. Polls show that a majority of Americans believe Israel
should withdraw from lands seized during the 1967 war in exchange
for Arab recognition of Israel's right to exist.