New York (Jul. 1)
The results of the Foreign Policy Association’s “Great Decision ’81” public opinion poll indicated that a majority of Americans clearly favor the United States to continue working closely with Egypt and Israel to achieve success in the negotiations for autonomy on the West Bank and Gaza strip.
The FPA reported yesterday that 64 percent of 8,848 respondents endorsed the Camp David process, 14 percent favored by-passing the Camp David agreements in favor of a new initiative and 18 percent would prefer to let Israel and the Arabs work out matters among themselves. Four percent of the respondents held other views which were not detailed in the FPA report.
According to the FPA, this year’s division of opinion on the Arab-Israeli conflict was similar to the response elicited by its poll a year ago. But the proportion urging the U.S. to work closely with Egypt and Israel increased.