The Jerusalem Post, October 15, 2001

POLL: US [the people]-Israel Ties
Stronger than Ever

By Dan Izenberg

JERUSALEM (October 4)- American support for close US ties with Israel is stronger than ever following the September 11 attacks, a poll conducted by International Communications Research (ICR) shows.

ICR, a leading American polling firm which does work for ABC News, The Washington Post, and the Associated Press, found that 92 percent of Americans endorse full cooperation between the US and Israel in combating terrorism, while 4% oppose such cooperation.

Seventy-four percent of Americans favor either strengthening ties with Israel or maintaining the current, close relationship. Only 10% favor distancing the US from Israel.

The poll was conducted under the auspices of the Institute for Jewish and Community research and the Center for Middle Eastern studies at the Hudson Institute.

According to the sponsors of the poll, which was conducted between September 14 and September 18, "If one purpose of the attacks in New York and Washington was to drive a wedge between the American public and Israel, the results indicate the terrorists failed to diminish American public support for Israel."

The sample consisted of 1,011 randomly selected adults throughout the US, with a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

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