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Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Gallup: Majority of Americans find Antisemitism a problem and are pessimistic about the Israeli-Palestinian situation

In a recent CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll conducted May 30 - June 1, 57% of Americans said that antisemitism is at least "somewhat of a problem." Of that, only 9% consider it a "very serious problem."

Other Gallup polls show confidence dropping over the past month that peace is possible between Israel and the Palestinians. May 19-21, 51% of those polled believed that a peaceful settlement would emerge. By June 12-15, that number was down to 38%.

Only one in four Americans is following the situation "very closely" and only 18% believe that the United States should take Israel's side, down from 27% in September 2001.