Washington (Nov. 16)
Senator Robert F. Wagner of New York and Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio today issued a joint statement revealing that a survey made by Elmo Roper, public opinion expert, of American Jewish opinion on a Jewish State in Palestine showed that 80.1 percent of American Jews are for a Jewish State; 10.5 are against a Jewish State, and 09.4 percent are undecided.
“The attempt to distinguish between ‘Jews’ and ‘Zionists’ made this week by British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin is now authoritatively proven to have been wholly without foundation,” the Senators declared. “A survey by Elmo Roper reveals that 99.75 percent of American Jews who have an opinion on the subject are united behind the Zionist program. It is reasonable to believe that the unity is even greater abroad.
The survey was conducted among American Jews in city and in country from coast to coast for the Hausman Foundation of New York City, a private charitable foundation, in no way connected or affiliated with any other organization, the statement said.
“Particularly significant is Mr. Roper’s statement that the decision for or spainst a Jewish State in Palestine seems to be taken with a high degree of firmness,” the Senators declared. “Seventy-seven percent of those who answerd had already made up their minds and only 9.4 percent of those interviewed were undecided on the issue.”