J Street: National Survey of American Jews

By Jim Gerstein

J Street, March 2010

In March 2010, J Street commissioned a new poll to find out what American Jews are actually thinking about the Obama Administration's efforts to achieve a two-state solution. Some key findings of this survey include:

- There is solid support in the Jewish community for J Street's position that peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a core Israeli and American interest and that the United States should take an active leadership role in achieving peace.

-60 percent of American Jews believe Israel's announcement of new housing in East Jerusalem caused damage to U.S.-Israel relations, and 55 percent say the United States was right to strongly criticize the Israeli announcement of new housing in East Jerusalem during Vice President Biden's visit.

- Obama's approval in the Jewish community is holding steady at 62 percent. Gallup reported a 64 percent approval rating in an October 2009 poll. Obama's approval rating among Jews is 15 points higher than among all Americans (47 percent) according to a Gallup poll conducted during the same period.

The full results can be found here.

Topic: Political Behavior, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Democratic Party, Public Opinion, Politics, Israel Advocacy, US-Israel Relations, Hasbara

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Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Gerstein, Jim. J Street: National Survey of American Jews. J Street. March 2010: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4719


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