As President Joe Biden embarks on his first visit to Israel as president, he does so against an amicable backdrop: A majority of adults in both Israel and the United States have favorable views of the other country and the current state of bilateral relations, though Americans’ views on Israel differ sharply by party and age.
Only 35% of Israelis believe that Israel and an independent Palestine can coexist peacefully, down from 44% in 2017.
Americans have generally positive views of Israel and its people. But their views of Israel’s government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are more mixed.
Israelis viewed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slightly more unfavorably (52%) than favorably (47%) in a spring survey, but opinions varied widely.
People around the world see both strengths and flaws in the U.S., but they generally view the U.S. positively, according to a new survey of 24 countries.
Majorities in most of the 24 nations surveyed by Pew Research Center this spring say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
Majorities of adults in 18 of 24 countries surveyed this spring rate their nation’s economic situation poorly.
Among 24 countries, support for legal same-sex marriage is highest in Sweden, where 92% of adults favor it, and lowest in Nigeria, where only 2% back it.
In 2020, properties in 102 of the 198 countries and territories in the study were targeted in incidents tied to religion.
In U.S. and elsewhere, most say their country will be better off embracing changes over sticking to traditions
Across the nations surveyed, a median of 62% of adults – including 63% in the United States – say their country will be better off if it is open to changes.
Since January 2021, the Biden administration has greatly expanded the number of immigrants who are eligible for Temporary Protected Status.