The latest Pew report has found that 56% of U.S. youth aged 18 to 29 view Israel unfavorably, and of those aged 30 to 49, the unfavorability rate is 47%.
The survey of 3,581 American adults was conducted between March 21 and March 27, and it found that the majority of Americans, 55%, view Israel favorably. Among those over 65 years old, only 27% view Israel unfavorably.
Republicans have a high favorability rating of Israel at 71%, while 44% of Democrats hold this positive view. The survey also found that 83% of Israelis hold a favorable view of the United States, and 89% see the U.S.-Israeli relationship positively.
The Israeli survey of 1,000 people was carried out from March 16 to May 1, and also found that Arab Israelis view the United States negatively with 59% having an unfavorable view compared to only 6% of Jewish Israelis.
Meanwhile, Americans have limited awareness of whether Biden is favoring the Israelis, favoring the Palestinians or striking the right balance: 62% say they do not know (in the U.S., a “not sure” option was made explicit; in Israel, people had to voluntarily skip the question). A minority of U.S. adults express an opinion, with 16% saying he’s striking the right balance, 13% saying he favors the Palestinians and 8% saying he favors the Israelis.