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August 30, 2006

We know who our friends are

Three-quarters of U.S. adults identify Israel as either a close ally or “a friend, but not an ally.”

Posted by Karol at 07:40 AM |
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Good. And speaking of friends/allies, does Ace know the morons he left in charge of his blog erased it?

Posted by: sam at August 30, 2006 at 12:03 pm

Wow. The Evil Jewish Lobby is bigger than anyone on the left ever dreamed it was.

Posted by: Jake at August 30, 2006 at 12:07 pm

Wow. And what will the next Harris Interactive poll reveal? That more people drive to work than take the bus?

Posted by: EiNy at August 30, 2006 at 12:55 pm

EiNY, just curious, what do you think the numbers would be in Britain?

Posted by: Karol at August 30, 2006 at 12:57 pm


Posted by: Nick at August 30, 2006 at 5:34 pm

Well, let’s face it, the UK has nowhere near as close a relationship with Israel as America does.
So, taking a very wild guess, I’d say more than 50 per cent of people would view Israel as a friend or ally. And more than 30 percent would view Israel as neither a friend nor an enemy.
But that’s a very wild guess. I really have no idea :)
Aren’t you amazed that 25 percent of Americans thought Iran was neither friendly nor an enemy/a friend/and an ally?
And where did 30 percent get the idea that Lebanon was an enemy?

Posted by: EiNY at August 30, 2006 at 5:40 pm

Some of those percentages are crazy….but only 3k surveyed…..
8% view Israel as an enemy ??? That’s ridiculous. They should’ve asked another question like how many people think Alaska is a state or something.

Posted by: dan the Democrat at August 30, 2006 at 7:12 pm

I’m sure that the 25% of Americans who don’t view Israel as a friend, are the same 25% who believe they’ve seen Elvis working the nite shift at an AM/PM mini-mart in the past 6 months.

Posted by: Sean in LA at August 31, 2006 at 3:21 am

Look I can understand if some people think of Israel as not an “ally” (maybe just working together due to common foe) but to look at Israel as an enemy nation is just absurd. I wonder if a country like Australia would also get an 8% enemy count.
Lebanon I can understand because some people perceive the Hezbollah portion of the Lebanese gov’t as an enemy or at least Lebanon accepting Hezbollah into gov’t/society making them “terrorist” sponsors.

Posted by: dan the Democrat at August 31, 2006 at 11:04 am

Any survey which uses goegraphy is wasted in the USA. This is a country where less than 20% have passports and even less use them. I wonder what the 3k would’ve said if you had put Disneyland or Freedonia?

Posted by: bryan at August 31, 2006 at 2:31 pm
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