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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.

American Jews remain both strongly Democratic in their political orientation and highly supportive of Israel.

Americans' views of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have changed little in 2019, with 40% viewing him favorably and 27% unfavorably.

A slim majority of Israelis, 51%, approved of the job Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was doing after news broke of his potential indictment.

More Americans are sympathetic to the Israelis in the Middle East conflict after being asked for their views on Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Highly religious Americans, Jews and evangelical Protestants remain much more sympathetic to Israel than others in the U.S.

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