Poll: Nearly Half of Gen Z Voters Are Sympathetic Toward Hamas

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Nearly half of Gen Z voters are sympathetic toward Hamas, and one-third do not believe Israel has the right to exist as a nation, a recent Summit.org/RMG Research survey found.

The survey, released on the first day of Passover, showcased the startling difference between the sentiments of all voters and Gen Z voters specifically, those born between 1997 and 2012.

The survey asked respondents, “Do you believe that Israel’s wealth and military power make its campaign against Hamas unjust?”

While most voters across the board, 58 percent, believe that Israel’s campaign is “just” — compared to 21 percent who believe it is unjust — only 42 percent of voters aged 18-24 believe Israel’s campaign against Hamas is just. A plurality of voters aged 18-24 believe Israel’s campaign against Hamas is unjust. While most voters across the board, including Gen Z voters, agree with the U.S. government classifying Hamas as a terrorist group, there is a 20 percent decrease among Gen Z voters — 61 percent to 81 percent of overall voters.

Further, one-third of Gen Z voters believe Israel does not have the right to exist as a nation. Across the board, just ten percent hold that same sentiment, showcasing the radicalization of America’s youth.

The overall survey was taken March 20-21, 2024, among 1,003 registered voters. It has a ± 3.1 percent margin of error. It comes as chaos descends on Columbia University as pro-terrorist, pro-Palestinian protests erupt. It has gotten to the point that Columbia’s Orthodox Rabbi Elie Buechler warned Jewish students to “return home as soon as possible and remain home until the reality in and around campus has dramatically improved.” The Ivy League university canceled all in-person classes on Monday.

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“To deescalate the rancor and give us all a chance to consider next steps, I am announcing that all classes will be held virtually on Monday,” Columbia President Minouche Shafik said.

It remains unclear when classes will resume.

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