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Submitted by Mark Gold (United States), Apr 1, 2009 at 11:43

"When Israel was portrayed as large on the map, 53.3% were more supportive toward the Palestinians. In contrast, when Israel was portrayed as small on the map, 76.7% were more supportive toward Israel. That's a 23 percent difference, which is huge."

You have to compare apples with apples, eg support for Israel OR arabs, but not both. Thus the difference is 30%, or bigger than huge. Remarkable regardless. And these are college students. Would the less educated among us be less impressionable/stupid?

And re [3]..."whereby each side wants to intimidate the enemy by appearing ferocious, relentless, and victorious." -- that's still true -- you just want to appear weak to the outsiders.

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I used the smaller number not having the number of "don't knows" to discard.

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