You’re reading that correctly. The percentage of Frenchmen who rate the Islamic State is higher than the percentage of Palestinians who rate them, in a different poll. By a decent three points.
France is about 10% Muslim. So some of those who favor the child-murdering, sex-slave-selling, head-chopping thugs who literally power their war against the 21st century on stolen oil are not jihadists. They’re ordinary Frenchmen.
The French dropped out of NATO ages ago just to be a pain, but they got back in in 2009. They’re supposed to be a member of the western alliance.
Younger French support ISIS even more strongly, up to 24% of French ages 18 to 24.
As is their wont, Vox tries blaming the rise of pro-ISIS sentiment on the rise of “far right” politics in Europe. That makes no sense. Anti-Semitism, which is probably related to pro-ISIS beliefs, is mainly on the far left both in Europe and the US. It’s the far left that tends to coddle Palestinian terrorism while blaming Israel for defending itself, while the right supports Israel. And the younger generations tend to be more left than right. Why would young Frenchmen be left left left left left on the issues and then go “far right” on this one thing?
Whatever the cause, if the poll is accurate, it’s alarming — even more alarming than polls showing that younger Americans tend not to support Israel.