Survey results 'a lot more positive' than expected

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

I Stand With IsraelA conservative black activist is surprised to learn that blacks throughout the country have a positive view of Israel.

The survey, conducted by Lifeway Research, queried blacks about their thoughts on Israel. 42-percent of respondents had a positive perception of the country, while 27 percent had a negative opinion, and 32 percent were unsure. When it comes to the subject of anti-Semitism, 30 percent of those polled agree with the subtle anti-Semitic phrase, "Jewish people have too much control of American finances," but 62 percent believe God's promise of the land of Israel to Abraham and his descendants was for all time.

Marie Fischer, a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network who happens to be Jewish, is surprised at amount of support for Israel.

"It did surprise me," she admits. "It was a lot more positive than I expected. But at the same time, it seems that there were a lot of people who don't really know what's going on. They're not really familiar with the issues. And a lot of the answers were anywhere from 20 to 30 percent of people saying they didn't know or they weren't sure."

Fischer

Fischer blames the slanted news media for the fact that seven in ten blacks surveyed sympathize equally with the hardships Israelis and Palestinians face.

"If you're getting a majority of your information from the media, it's going to be slanted," she states. "They're just saying they feel sorry for both groups because they really are not fully comprehending what's really going on."

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Your reaction to Dems drafting two articles of impeachment against President Trump is…(choose up to two)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Police:Jersey City gunmen targeted Jewish market
Trump mocks impeachment effort, talks up trade deal at rally
Pentagon orders review of international student vetting
Israeli parliament starts dissolving itself for 3rd election

LATEST FROM THE WEB

James Comey has put Obama at center of anti-Trump coup, says Limbaugh
Trump, at Pennsylvania rally, says 'stupid' impeachment indirectly led to USMCA deal
Michigan high school student claims teacher assaulted her, pulled 'Women for Trump' pin from her shirt
New poll numbers reveal shocking surge for President Trump
Protesters at Jeff Sessions' college speech — who pushed, grabbed, kicked cops — get slap on the wrist

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
More and more transsexuals speaking out over regretful surgeries

transgenderism (transition illustration)The number of natural-born women having surgery and taking hormone therapy to appear as men and end up returning to identifying as women continues to rise.