Young Evangelical support for Israel drops by half in 3 years – study
The rate of support for the State of Israel among Evangelicals between the ages of 18 and 29 has declined by more than half between 2018 and 2021 – from 69% to 33.6% – according to a study that will be presented Thursday at Tel Aviv University.
“It seems that the Israeli government’s decision to abandon large segments of the liberal, progressive Democratic public and gamble only on the Evangelicals might end up costing us dearly,” said Dr. Yoav Fromer, head of the Center for the Study of the United States at Tel Aviv University, in partnership with the Fulbright Program, in response to the study.
There was also a striking increase in support for a Palestinian state, the study showed. Some 44.7% supported the establishment of a Palestinian state today versus only 35% three years ago.
Why the shift?
“This is the million-dollar question,” Inbari told The Jerusalem Post.
“If the trends clearly reflected in this study continue, we will discover in the not-too-distant future that the basket is broken, because the support has not been transmitted to younger generations. And the result? The loss of Israel’s most important strategic pillar: the unreserved support of the United States.”
From an article in the Jerusalem Post
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