CPRS Polls - Survey Research Unit
Public Opinion Poll #31
Evaluation of the Performance of PLC and other PNA Institutions, Attitudes Regarding Proposed Legislation, and Political Affiliation , 22-30 December 1997
Appendix Continued...
Total%
West Bank %
GazaStrip%
5. How do you evaluate the performance of the government in the following areas:
5-1 Education
1) Very Good
30.0
27.9
33.5
2) Good
40.4
40.9
39.7
3) Fair
16.2
14.4
19.3
4) Bad
7.2
9.3
3.5
5) Very Bad
1.8
2.3
1.0
6) Don't Know/ No Opinion
4.4
5.3
3.0
5-2 Health
1) Very Good
20.6
18.1
24.9
2) Good
41.7
37.8
48.2
3) Fair
18.8
20.3
16.3
4) Bad
9.8
11.9
6.1
5) Very Bad
4.0
4.6
2.9
6) Don't Know/ No Opinion
5.2
7.2
1.8
5-3 Economy
1) Very Good
5.0
5.0
4.9
2) Good
23.4
22.8
24.4
3) Fair
25.4
24.2
27.3
4) Bad
26.8
27.6
25.4
5) Very Bad
14.5
14.0
15.5
6) Don't Know/ No Opinion
5.0
6.4
2.6
5-4 Democracy & Human Rights
1) Very Good
10.8
10.5
11.2
2) Good
30.1
30.2
29.8
3) Fair
22.2
19.9
26.2
4) Bad
17.7
17.7
17.9
5) Very Bad
9.4
9.7
8.9
6) Don't Know/ No Opinion
9.8
12.0
6.1
5-5 Security of Citizens
1) Very Good
25.2
20.3
33.5
2) Good
43.6
42.8
45.0
3) Fair
13.8
14.0
13.4
4) Bad
9.4
12.4
4.3
5) Very Bad
4.3
5.4
2.4
6) Don't Know/ No Opinion
3.8
5.2
1.4
Total %
West Bank %
GazaStrip%
6. Generally, how do you evaluate the performance of the judicial authority and courts?
1) Very Good
17.3
15.9
19.6
2) Good
35.4
35.4
35.2
3) Fair
18.4
14.9
24.2
4) Bad
8.5
9.0
7.8
5) Very Bad
4.1
4.7
3.0
6) Don't Know/ No Opinion
16.3
20.0
10.0
7. Generally, how do you evaluate the performance of the Palestinian police and security services?
1) Very Good
26.8
23.8
32.1
2) Good
45.2
46.6
42.9
3) Fair
15.5
15.5
15.5
4) Bad
6.1
6.2
6.1
5) Very Bad
2.5
3.1
1.6
6) Don't Know/ No Opinion
3.8
4.9
1.9
8. Generally, how do you evaluate the performance of the institution of the Presidency?
1) Very Good
34.6
30.2
42.1
2) Good
36.6
38.5
33.3
3) Fair
12.3
12.1
12.6
4) Bad
6.1
7.0
4.6
5) Very Bad
2.6
3.1
1.8
6) Don't Know/ No Opinion
7.8
9.1
5.6
9) A while ago, the PLC has approved the draft of the Basic Law of the PA, which is comparable to a temporary constitution for the Palestinians, but the office of the presidency refuses to sign it into a law. Whose position do you support?
1) I support the position of the PLC regarding the necessity of issuing the law
49.5
47.8
52.3
2) I support the position of the office of the presidency in delaying the issuance of the law
35.4
35.7
34.9
3) Others (specify -----)
3.5
5.0
1.0
4) Do Not Know/No opinion
11.7
11.6
11.8
Total %
West Bank %
GazaStrip%
10) There are different Palestinian views regarding the proposed political parties' law, which is being discussed now by the PLC. Some think that people should have the right to form parties without prior permission from the Palestinian Authority, while others think that the formation of parties should require such prior permission. What do you think?
1) No need for prior permission from the PA
18.4
20.0
15.6
2) Prior permission by the PA should be a requirement
74.2
70.9
79.7
3) Others (specify -----)
2.0
2.3
1.4
4) Do Not Know/No opinion
5.4
6.8
3.2
11) There are different Palestinian views regarding the proposed NGOs' law, which is being discussed now by the PLC. Some think that people should have the right to form NGOs without prior permission from the Palestinian Authority, while others think that the formation of NGOs should require such prior permission. What do you think?
1) No need for prior permission from the PA
22.1
23.6
19.5
2) Prior permission by the PA should be a requirement
73.3
71.6
76.1
3) Others (specify -----)
0.9
0.8
1.1
4) Do Not Know/No opinion
3.7
4.0
3.3
12) The following is a list of proposals; we would like you to tell us if you support or oppose each of them:
1) The imposition by the PA of a national service of one year for those 18 years and above to do public service in various areas such as land reclamation, crop harvesting, education, health, civil defense and sentry, etc.
1) Support
86.5
88.0
84.1
2) Oppose
12.5
10.9
15.2
4) Do Not Know/No opinion
1.0
1.1
0.8
Total %
West Bank %
Gaza Strip%
2) The appropriation of part of your land by the PA for the purpose of building and widening streets
1) Support
73.3
78.8
64.0
2) Oppose
24.8
19.6
33.7
4) Do Not Know/No opinion
1.9
1.6
2.4
3) The imposition of a JD 10 fee per person annually to subsidize university education in Palestine and maintain low university tuition
1) Support
72.6
77.5
64.4
2) Oppose
25.7
20.6
34.3
4) Do Not Know/No opinion
1.7
1.9
1.3
13) Which of the following political trends do you support?
1) PPP
1.4
1.3
1.6
2) PFLP
3.5
3.1
4.2
3) Fateh
38.5
35.6
43.4
4) Hamas
11.6
11.7
11.5
5) DFLP
1.2
1.7
0.3
6) Islamic Jihad
2.6
2.8
2.2
7) Fida
0.3
0.2
0.5
8) Independent Islamists
4.2
6.0
1.1
9) Independent Nationalists
6.3
8.2
3.0
10) None of the above
28.2
26.4
31.2
11) Others
2.2
2.9
1.0

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