73% of Jewish Americans believe the U.S. should diplomatically engage with Iran. 80% of Jewish Americans believe President George W. Bush’s handling of Arab-Israeli conflict is ineffective; 76% believe President Bill Clinton’s Middle East policies were effective. This study also discusses general views toward 2008 Presidential candidates with respect to Israeli-Arab issues.
Although Americans believe they are better informed about Islam than they were five years ago, fewer than one in five say their impression of the religion is favorable. Forty-five percent of respondents said they have an unfavorable view of Islam, a rise from 36 percent in February. And the public’s impression of Islam has diminished [...]