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March 16, 2013 11:00 am

Poll: American Favorability Toward Israel at 66%

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Gallup – PRINCETON, NJ — The slight majority of Americans, 53%, now hold an unfavorable view of Egypt and 40% a favorable view. That is the most negative tilt in Americans’ views of Egypt since Gallup began measuring favorability toward the country in this format in 1991.

After surpassing 70% in 2012 for only the third time in Gallup trends, favorability toward Israel fell back to 66% this year, similar to the level in 2010 and 2011. Americans’ views toward Israel have been largely positive since 1996; however, the precise percentage viewing the country favorably has shown a good deal of fluctuation — between 54% and 71%.

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