Why Do Young People View Israel Less Favorably?

A recent Pew Research survey found that Israel is increasingly losing favor with young voters, including Republicans. Why?

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From David to Goliath

Into a swirling climate of anti-Semitism, with hate crimes against Jewish people on the rise, and on the heels of the most recent Synagogue shooting in San Diego, a Pew Research poll has revealed that support for Israel is waning, especially among young voters.

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A Grain of Salt

First, the problem with polls and surveys.

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Stemming the Tide of Public Opinion

The survey, whether completely accurate or not, doesn’t tell the U.S. Jewish community anything not already known: A better job must be done in an increasingly secular U.S. to educate the next generation- Republicans and Democrats- about Israel.

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