Pew poll: Support for Hamas, Hezbollah collapsing in region

Support for terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah has slipped across the Middle East, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project.

The survey was conducted in April and May 2014 (before the ISIL offensive in Iraq) among 14,244 respondents in 14 countries with significant Muslim populations.

Hezbollah is seen unfavorably in almost every Middle Eastern country. It does not poll much better in Africa or Asia, Pew found.

In its home country of Lebanon, 59% have an unfavorable view of the Shiite organization. Not surprisingly, 88% of Lebanese Sunni and 69% of its Christians disapprove of the party/terrorist group.

Still, 86% of the country’s Shia approve of Hezbollah…

More charts and stats at the first link.

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