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  • 2 Methodology On behalf of The Israel Project, Public Opinion Strategies conducted a national survey of N=402 Spanish-Speaking Hispanic American Adults. The survey was administered online and was conducted February 28-March 6, 2012. The survey has a margin of error of +4.89%.
  • 4 And, which of the following information sources are the most significant in shaping your views on the Middle East? 71% 5% 4% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% TV news TV is overwhelmingly the #1 source of information for the Spanish-speaking community on this issue. Newspapers The Internet Your own religious beliefs Radio news Family and friends Community or political leaders Schools or universities Lectures or events
  • 6 21% 8% 25% 21% Total Israel Palestinians Spanish-speaking Hispanics are mixed about who the U.S. should support in the conflict. Those who take a position support Israel better than 2-to-1. Now, thinking about the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in the Middle East, please tell me whether, in general, you think America should be... A strong supporter of Israel, a supporter of Israel, a supporter of the Palestinians ...or... a strong supporter of the Palestinians? Total U.S. Voters* Israel: 57% Palestinians: 6% English Language Hispanics* Israel: 48% Palestinians: 3% *Data from a national survey of N=800 American voters, including N=64 English Language Hispanics, conducted February 26-28, 2012. Neither Don’t Know
  • 7 31% 49% Total Land Ideology/Religion These Spanish-language adults believe the conflict is more about ideology/religion. The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is REALLY ABOUT LAND. Once agreements are reached on how to divide Jerusalem and establishing borders, the two sides can achieve a peace agreement. ...or… The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is ABOUT IDEOLOGY AND RELIGION. The two sides can achieve a peace agreement only when they acknowledge each other’s right to exist. Total U.S. Voters* Land: 25% Ideology/Religion: 69% English Language Hispanics* Land: 25% Ideology/Religion: 70% *Data from a national survey of N=800 American voters, including N=64 English Language Hispanics, conducted February 26-28, 2012.
  • 8 When Hispanic adults are presented with two different world views... Please tell me which of the following two descriptions better fits your view of the world... Is your view of the world that... ...or is your view of the world that... If different people and cultures spent more time getting to know one another and communicating about our problems, we could all get along. The world is a place where some people’s values just aren’t the same as ours and we need to protect ourselves from terrorists and extremists who would destroy our way of life
  • 9 37% 12% 40% Total Communicate Protect Ourselves Spanish-language adults believe “we could all get along.” WE COULD ALL GET ALONG VS. WE NEED TO PROTECT OURSELVES Both Total U.S. Voters* Communicate: 51% Protect Ourselves: 44% English Language Hispanics* Communicate: 47% Protect Ourselves: 48% *Data from a national survey of N=800 American voters, including N=64 English Language Hispanics, conducted February 26-28, 2012.
  • 10 43% 40% Total How much have you seen, read or heard recently regarding the military conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip? A Lot/Some Not Much/Nothing There’s not much recall about recent events in Gaza and little difference from the national sample. Total U.S. Voters* A Lot/Some: 46% Not Much/Nothing: 54% English Language Hispanics* A Lot/Some: 47% Not Much/Nothing: 51% *Data from a national survey of N=800 American voters, including N=64 English Language Hispanics, conducted February 26-28, 2012.
  • 11 22% 17% 17% 12% 12% 12% 11% 10% 7% 5% 2% Israel is a partner with the U.S. in our fight against terrorism Israel is our most important ally in the Middle East “Which TWO of the following are the best reasons why the United States SHOULD support Israel?” % Combined Choice Israel shares our values including the freedom of speech, religion, press and the right to vote God gave the land to the Jews who had lived there for thousands of years Israel is under threat from Iran, a country that wants to wipe Israel off the map Israel is working for peace for both sides Israeli citizens are vulnerable to terrorist attacks Israel leads on alternative energy that can reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil Israel is an economic partner of the U.S., helping to create American jobs During the Arab Spring it is a country in the Middle East that we can rely on Israel uses innovation and technology to invent things that help us in the United States
  • 13 63% 38% 35% 30% 29% 8% Iran’s nuclear program** The Arab Spring** A developing China* The situation with Iran* Muslim Extremism* Respondents overwhelmingly view Iran’s nuclear program as a “very big” threat to the U.S., outranking all other foreign policy threats. Please tell me whether you think each of the following is a very big threat, a moderate threat, not much of a threat or no threat at all to the United States. The economic crisis in Europe** % Very Big Threat *Asked of Sample A, N=191 **Asked of Sample B, N=211
  • 14 68% 52% 11% 35% Total* Total** Now, as you may know, the United States has imposed strong economic and trade sanctions on Iran to try to discourage Iran's nuclear program... Support 51% Strongly More than two-thirds support U.S. sanctions, majority think they will be effective. *Asked of Sample A, N=191 Oppose Likely Not Likely **Asked of Sample B, N=211 23% Very 10% Not At All Generally speaking, do you support or oppose these sanctions? How likely do you think it is that sanctions and diplomacy will prevent Iran’s development of nuclear capabilities?
  • 15 69% 65% 13% 17% Total Total Now I am going to read you a series of actions that can be taken with regard to Iran if they do not stop their nuclear program. After I read each one, please tell me whether you support or oppose that action... Support Support for both direct talks with Iran to negotiate, and expanded sanctions. Direct talks with Iran to negotiate over its nuclear program Oppose Expanded economic and diplomatic sanctions 55% Strongly 39% Strongly Support Oppose