MIDDLE EAST FORUM

 SURVEY OF AMERICAN ATTITUDES
TOWARDS SYRIA AND US ROLE
IN ISRAEL-SYRIA AGREEMENT

 [Telephone survey of a representative national sample of 1000 adult Americans, carried out on 13 January 2000 by JOHN McLAUGHLIN & ASSOCIATES.]

Q8: AS PART OF A PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SYRIA AND ISRAEL ... THERE IS A PLAN TO PLACE AMERICAN TROOPS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND SYRIA ON THE GOLAN HEIGHTS. DO YOU FAVOR OR OPPOSE THIS PLAN TO PUT AMERICAN SOLDIERS ON THE GOLAN HEIGHTS?

A. FAVOR 21.2% OPPOSE 64.0% REFUSED 14.8%

Q9: IN RETURN FOR SYRIA SIGNING A PEACE TREATY WITH ISRAEL, SHOULD THE U.S.

CONGRESS AUTHORIZE A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR PACKAGE TO STRENGTHEN SYRIA'S

ECONOMY?

A. YES 21.2% NO 63.8% REFUSED 15.0%

Q10: AT PRESENT, THERE ARE ABOUT 35,000 SYRIAN TROOPS OCCUPYING LEBANON. SHOULD SYRIA BE REQUIRED TO EVACUATE ALL THOSE FORCES FROM LEBANON BEFORE THE U.S. CONGRESS AUTHORIZES ANY FINANCIAL AID FOR SYRIA?

A. YES 65.5% NO 16.6% REFUSED 17.9%

Q11: ACCORDING TO THE U.S. STATE DEPT., "SYRIA CONTINUES TO PROVIDE SANCTUARY AND SUPPORT FOR A NUMBER OF TERRORIST GROUPS." SHOULD SYRIA BE REQUIRED TO EXPEL ALL TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS FROM SYRIA AND SYRIAN-CONTROLLED LEBANON BEFORE ...

A. YES 68.2% NO 16.9% REFUSED 14.9%

Q12: SHOULD SYRIA BE REQUIRED TO END ITS ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-ISRAEL, AND ANTI-SEMITIC INCITEMENT IN THE STATE-CONTROLLED MEDIA AND SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS BEFORE THE U.S. CONGRESS AUTHORIZES ANY FINANCIAL AID TO SYRIA?

A. YES 64.8% NO 19.5% REFUSED 15.7%

Q13: IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT SYRIA HAS BEEN WORKING ON WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ... IN RETURN FOR SYRIAN [COOPERATION], SHOULD THE U.S. CONGRESS AUTHORIZE A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR PACKAGE TO STRENGTHEN SYRIA'S MILITARY?

A. YES 16.9% NO 66.5% REFUSED 16.6%



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