A majority of Californians think the United States should not take a side in the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Californians are also split on whether or not the United States has a responsibility in the fighting ongoing in Israel and Palestine.
The big picture: According to a poll from the Public Policy Institute of California, 61 percent of adults think the United States should not take a side in the conflict.
- That number decreased to 51 percent when asked of likely voters.
- The poll found that 9 percent of adults think the country should side with Palestine.
- There were also 37 percent of Californians who think the U.S. has a responsibility in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, while 36 percent think the nation does not.
Go deeper: Around 60 percent of California Republicans say the country should take Israel’s side.
- Democrats aren’t nearly as supportive, with around 20 percent supporting Israel.
- The poll also found that around 30 percent of Independents think the U.S. should take Israel’s side.
- Californians aged 18 to 34 support Palestine at a 21 percent rate, whereas 17 percent of that demographic think the U.S. should take Israel’s side.
- Adults over 55 came in at 40 percent who think the U.S. should take Israel’s side, while only four percent spoke in support of Palestine.