Religion and American Attitudes Toward Israel

Senior Fellow Matthew Wilson recently wrote a paper on “Religion and American Attitudes Toward Israel in the Age of Trump.” Growing support for Israel from evangelical Protestants has actively increased action towards helping and backing Israel. On the other hand, other religious and secular Americans have grown more skeptical of Israel as American conservatives double their support for the Jewish state. Wilson conducted research to determine how political and religious variables can drive the attitude change toward Israel. American government support for this Jewish state has been considered positive and robust, overwhelmingly by evangelicals, Jews, and conservatives. Since Donald Trump consistently focused on pro-Israel policies and political messaging, a study was conducted to determine the reciprocal relationship between support for Trump and support for Israel.