Q. To what extent, if at all, do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?
|Total agree||Total disagree||Total Neither/ Don’t know||Strongly agree||Agree||Neither agree nor disagree||Disagree||Strongly disagree||Don’t know|
|Australia should support the Israelis rather than Palestinians||14%||23%||62%||6%||8%||33%||12%||11%||29%|
|Being critical of Israel makes a person anti- Semitic||10%||46%||45%||4%||6%||23%||24%||22%||22%|
|The Palestine- Israel conflict fuels anti- Semitism in Australia||27%||24%||49%||5%||22%||24%||17%||7%||25%|
|The Palestine- Israel conflict fuels anti-Muslim feelings in Australia||31%||21%||48%||7%||24%||24%||16%||5%||24%|
The most common answers to these statements on the Israel/Palestine conflict were ”neither agree nor disagree” and “don’t know”. These results indicate both a low level of awareness/interest and an inclination not to take a position one way or the other. The finding that only 14% agree that Australia should support the Israelis rather than Palestinians underlines this reluctance to take sides on this issue.
Views on most statements were split – except for 46% disagreement that “Being critical of Israel makes a person anti-Semitic”.
Respondents were slightly more likely to think the Israel/Palestine conflict fuels anti-Muslim feeling that anti-Semitism.
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