Israel Is the Second-Most Pro-America Country in the World, Poll Finds
Israel is the second-most pro-America country in the world and Israelis have a more positive view of the US than Americans by some measures, according to a Pew Research poll released on Tuesday, June 27.
87% of Israelis have a positive view of the US; the only country in which the US has a higher favorability rating is Poland, at 93%. The lowest score was from Hungary, at 44%.
Israel’s current view of the US is the most positive since 2000, and improved slightly from last year, at 83%.
That 68% of Israelis have confidence in US President Joe Biden’s “leadership of world affairs” is similar to how he is viewed in Sweden, Kenya, Nigeria, Germany, and the Netherlands. Biden’s highest score came from Poland and the lowest from Hungary.
Israelis’ view of Biden improved eight percentage points since last year but has not yet reached former president Donald Trump’s peak at 71%. Trump’s high score tied with former president Barack Obama’s in 2013, but they are also tied for the lowest score since 2000, 56%, which they received in 2009 and 2017.
For over 20 years, Pew has asked respondents around the world whether they believe the US takes countries like theirs into account, and most typically say no. In Israel, however, 80% said yes, the highest score of all. The international median is 49%, and 71% of Americans said yes. (JPost / VFI News)
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