The Middle East and Russia: American attitudes on Trump’s foreign policy

Clouds gather over the Dome of the Rock, located on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City November 6, 2017. Picture taken November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad - RC1E63CA8C10

As the first year of President Donald Trump’s administration winds down, his pledged commitments to reach the “ultimate deal,” a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Territories, remain unfulfilled. With increasing instability in the Middle East and a multitude of challenges facing in the White House, President Trump’s plans remain elusive. Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami has conducted a public opinion poll which examines American attitudes toward the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran, and Russia’s role in the region. Below are key findings:


Survey Methodology
The survey was carried out November 1-6, 2017 online from a nationally representative sample of Nielsen Scarborough’s probability-based panel, originally recruited by mail and telephone using a random sample of adults provided by Survey Sampling International. The national sample was 2,000, including a down-weighted oversample of 1,042 among 18-34 year olds. Responses were weighted by age, gender, income, education, race, and geographic region using benchmarks from the US Census. The survey was also weighted by partisan identification. The margin of error is 2.19%

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