A persistent issue in regard to Iran’s nuclear program is the possibility that Israel will attack Iranian nuclear facilities regardless of UN or U.S. approval. In the hypothetical situation in which Israel were to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, Iran were to retaliate against Israel, and the two were to go to war, only 38 percent say the United States should bring its military forces into the war on the side of Israel. A majority (59%) says it should not.
An even larger majority — 70% — oppose a unilateral U.S. strike on Iran.
In the same survey 65% of respondents said that the U.S. should not take sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.