By Arsalan Iftikhar

WASHINGTON - The international calls for a permanent ceasefire in the 2023-24 war in Gaza are growing by the day across the globe.

A recent February 2024 poll from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) surveyed public opinion attitudes towards a permanent ceasefire within major religious demographic groups across America today.

Although primarily focused on studying American Muslim and Jewish views towards a permanent Gaza ceasefire, the February 2024 ISPU poll also surveyed Catholic, Protestant (including white Evangelicals) and those not affiliated with a religious group, on a number of topics related to the latest Israeli war in Gaza.

According to the February 2024 ISPU poll, the majority of American Muslim, Catholic, Protestant (including Evangelicals), and non-affiliated Americans “favor a permanent ceasefire” in Gaza.

Interestingly, the researchers found that the majority of Republicans in the general public “also favor a ceasefire” and although just shy of a majority; the American Jewish community are also more likely to favor a ceasefire (50%) rather than oppose one (34%).