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Hamas Seen as More to Blame Than Israel for Current Violence

By Pew Research Center

Deep Partisan Divide in Reactions to Mideast Fighting

As fighting continues to rage in Gaza amid calls for a cease-fire, about twice as many Americans say Hamas (40%) as Israel (19%) is responsible for the current violence.

Just a quarter (25%) believe that Israel has gone too far in responding to the conflict; far more think Israel’s response has been about right (35%) or that it has not gone far enough (15%).

The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted July 24-27 among 1,005 adults, finds substantial partisan divisions over which side is most responsible for the violence and Israel’s response to the conflict.A majority of Republicans 60% say Hamas is most responsible for the current violence. Democrats are divided: 29% say Hamas is more responsible, 26% Israel, while 18% volunteer that both sides are responsible.

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. It wouldn’t be difficult to charge that the poll merely measures a long standing bias for Israel and against its enemies. There certainly is a bias in American media. I certainly am biased against Hamas.

    07/29/2014
  2. insightful.

    07/30/2014

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