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Pew: 87% of Israelis has positive view of America

“Israel’s current view of the U.S. is the most positive since 2000,” tweeted Israel Nitzan, acting consul general of Israel in New York.

Flag of Israel. Credit: Ri-Ya/Pixabay.
Flag of Israel. Credit: Ri-Ya/Pixabay.

A new study of global attitudes shows that Israel is the country with the second-highest positive opinions towards the United States, with only Poland ranked higher.

The report from the Pew Research Center reveals that among Israelis, 87% hold a favorable view of the United States, while 12% have a negative opinion. This compares to the survey’s high in Poland of 93%, the low in Hungary of 44% and the median of 59% overall across the 23 surveyed countries.

Other outlier countries with notably higher or lower levels of anti-Americanism included Australia at 52% and South Korea at 79%.

“Israel’s current view of the U.S. is the most positive since 2000,” Israel Nitzan, acting consul general at the Consulate General of Israel New York, tweeted of the survey.

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