Narrow Support for Palestinian State

A BBC poll found that more people support the recognition of the Palestinian territories as an independent state than oppose it. According to the poll, which surveyed people across 19 countries, 49 percent of respondents support the resolution, while just 21 percent oppose it. The resolution would grant international recognition to a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders. In the United States, 45 percent were in favor of the resolution, while 36 percent opposed it. Egypt, where 90 percent of respondents were in favor, offered the strongest support for the resolution, while in India only 32 percent of respondents were in favor.