51% Support U.S. Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

As the Israelis and Palestinians clash along the Gaza Strip, voters feel much more strongly these days that the United States should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite widespread opposition in the Muslim world, up from 40% in December.  Twenty-nine percent (29%) disagree, but a sizable 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 14-15, 2018, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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