A growing generational divide in favorable attitudes toward the Zionist entity among US evangelical Christians was highlighted by a recent poll, potentially forecasting a significant drop in support for the occupation regime.
The poll, conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina, questioned 700 evangelical Christians aged between 18 and 29 and was carried out in preparation for an upcoming book, Israeli media reported.
The Zionist entity has increasingly relied upon the support of this US voting group who views the Israeli regime favorably for religious reasons. The findings could indicate the loss of an important ally for Tel Aviv, the researchers of the poll told The Times of Israel (TOI).
The apparent trend among evangelical Christians mirrors a similar generational divergence of opinion regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict among US Jews.
Between March and April, respondents were asked where they placed their support in the “Israeli-Palestinian dispute.” Support for ‘Israel’ was backed by 33.6 percent of those questioned, 24.3 percent sided with the Palestinians, while 42.2 percent indicated a neutral response.
The findings differ widely from similar questioning conducted by the same researchers in 2018, when 75 percent of respondents sided with ‘Israel’ over the Palestinians, according to TOI. At that time, less than 3 percent expressed any degree of support for the Palestinians.
Additionally, 45 percent of respondents indicated they support the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside ‘Israel’.
Source: Israeli media