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“These findings show that Americans are more concerned about nation-building at home rather than abroad for now.”
When asked about giving aid to Egypt, many of those who self-identified as Republicans wanted aid decreased (44%) or stopped altogether (41%).Democrats, on the other hand, were torn between maintaining aid at current levels or decreasing it. Only 15% of Democrats suggested stopping aid altogether.
Most Americans wanted to take a neutral stand in the matter, but more than a third of Democrats polled wanted to discourage Israel from attacking and only 3% of Democrats wanted to encourage Israel to attack.Yet Republicans were split equally between encouraging or discouraging Israel from attacking.
“When I was growing up in Lebanon, we had a very positive view of the U.S. It is not in our genes to be anti-American. There are specific political and economic reasons for this change in perspective.”
The poll revealed that most Americans want President Obama to become more directly involved in the current uprising in Syria.
“show a public precedent for a somewhat stronger stand in Syria than the U.S. government has currently adopted.”