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The only surprise is the change in US Jewish views

Reader comment on item: How Church Attendance Affects American Attitudes toward Israel

Submitted by Michael S. (United States), Aug 6, 2014 at 01:03

I have read the survey results. Being a Republican has much more correlation with support for Israel, than church attendance. Jews, Republicans and Mormons are the most likely to support Israel; and Democrats, Blacks and Hispanics support the Pallies. I didn't see results for Asian-Americans posted. Young people, of course, are more radical than their parents; but their views tend to change when they mature.

Except for the Mormons, religious surveys in the US don't say much. The vast majority of Catholics and Protestants are within the "mainstream" range. I am considered either Roman Catholic (the religion of my birth) or "other, unchurched" -- both categories considered generally anti-Israel; but I am an ardent Zionist.. I would say that most Americans, like myself, are exceptions to their categories rather than the rule.

The only surprise to me in this survey, is that American Jews support Israel -- yet they voted by 78% in 2008 for the most anti-Israel President in our history. That is a change for the good.


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