Question 74

by Henry on February 23, 2007

The TRIPS survey of over 1,000 international relations faculty members is now available in full. I suspect that much or most of the public attention it gets will be paid to the answers to Question 74: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, “The ‘Israel lobby’ has too much influence on U.S. foreign policy.”







2006 US 2006 Canada
Strongly Agree28%31%
Somewhat agree 38%36%
Neither agree nor disagree14%12%
Somewhat disagree11%13%
Strongly disagree9%9%

Which suggests either that (a) some two thirds of US and Canadian IR faculty members are conscious or unconscious anti-semites on the definition of anti-semitism that some people are trying to push, or (b) there’s grounds for a serious public debate about the US-Israel relationship. Since that serious debate ain’t going to be happening in the comments section here on past form, I’m keeping comments closed.

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