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Two-thirds of American college students who knew about Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel said they view it as an act of terrorism, while only 12 percent said it was a “justified act of resistance,” according to a Generation Lab flash poll of 978 two- and four-year college students taken days after the attack, NBC News reported.

Additionally, 52 percent of those surveyed blamed Hamas for the attack; 11 percent blamed it on Israel, 12 percent blamed other Middle Eastern governments and 25 percent held someone else at fault.

Republican students and white students were more likely to place the blame on Hamas than students who identify as Democrats and students of color.

According to Generation Lab, the statistics refute the idea, created by pervasive media coverage of pro-Palestinian demonstrations on campuses, that most students consider the attack justified.