More than one-third of Americans believe Israel is committing genocide, poll shows by Richard Luscombe

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  • More than one in three Americans believe Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians, a poll published on Wednesday has found.
  • According to the Economist/YouGov poll, roughly equal numbers of adults believe Israel’s military campaign against Palestinians, which is estimated to have killed more than 25,000 people since 7 October, amounts to genocide: 35% say it is, 36% say it isn’t, with 29% undecided.
  • Among younger Americans, and along political lines, divisions are more prominent. Almost half of those surveyed aged 18-29, 49%, say Israel is committing genocide, with 24% disagreeing and 27% uncertain.
  • The figures are broadly similar for registered Democrats, who believe 49%-21% in the genocide characterization, while 30% are undecided. Republicans are far more supportive of Israel’s actions, with 57% of respondents saying there is no genocide, only 18% saying there is, and exactly one-quarter unsure.

Continue reading at https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/24/americans-believe-israel-committing-genocide-poll