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Americans continue to express greater sympathy for the Israelis than the Palestinians in the Middle East conflict, but pro-Palestinian sentiment continues to inch upward.
Americans view Canada, Great Britain, France and Japan the best of 19 countries asked about -- and North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and Iraq the worst.
Americans rated various forms of terrorism, development of nuclear weapons by unfriendly countries, and China's military power as the top critical threats to U.S. vital interests, just before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Americans' attitudes toward Israel and the Palestinians reflect their underlying religious identity and religiosity.
Read Gallup's summary of Americans' views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 10 graphs highlighting key trends since 2001, including a notable shift in views among Democrats.
Americans continue to view Israel favorably and the Palestinian Authority unfavorably, but the Palestinians' image has improved, and more Americans -- particularly Democrats -- want increased pressure on Israel to achieve peace.
Gallup will release the findings of its annual World Affairs survey in the coming weeks.
More Americans are sympathetic to the Israelis in the Middle East conflict after being asked for their views on Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Americans in 1947 broadly supported a U.N. plan to partition the British Mandate for Palestine into two states -- one Arab, one Jewish.
The visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the U.S. and his speech before Congress on Tuesday has underscored, if not exacerbated, the abundant political differences in elected officials' views of the prime minister and of Israel and the Middle East situation more generally.