Americans’ support for Israel is growing amid its war with Hamas

Oct 24, 2023 | Humanitarianism, Voices

As open war rages in the Middle East following the Palestinian organization Hamas’ recent attack on Israel, American sympathies are strongly on Israel’s side — and getting stronger.


Nearly half (48%) of U.S. adult citizens say they are more sympathetic toward the Israelis in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, compared to just 10% who are more sympathetic toward the Palestinians. Almost a quarter (23%) sympathize with both sides.

These findings come from the latest Economist/YouGov survey of U.S. adult citizens, conducted October 14 – 17, 2023.

This sympathy for Israel has been trending upward. The 48% who sympathize with Israel is higher than the 42% who said the same in last week’s poll, in the immediate aftermath of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. It’s also significantly above the 31% who backed Israel in March 2023.

Support for the Palestinians hasn’t fallen in this period. The 10% who sympathize more with the Palestinians now is similar to the 9% who felt that last week and the 13% who backed the Palestinians in March.


The original article can be found at YouGov.