PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 1

Results of Public Opinion Poll # (1)
27-29 July 2000

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

1. The Palestinian and Israeli sides failed to reach a peace agreement at Camp David. In general, do you support or oppose the broad position taken by president Yasir Arafat at Camp David as you have heard it in the news?

1.This position is just right

67.5

61.5

76.8

2. Not enough of a compromise

5.7

5.8

5.5

3. Too much of a compromise

14.9

17.8

10.5

4. Don't know

11.9

15.0

7.2

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

2. Looking at the issue of Jerusalem, the Palestinian side demanded full sovereignty over the Arab neighborhoods and holy places in East Jerusalem. Some media reports say also that the Palestinian side agreed to allow Israel to annex the settlements of Ma'aleh Adumim, Givat Zeev, and Gush Etzion, to become part of West Jerusalem and to put the Jewish Quarter and the Wailing Wall under Israeli sovereignty. What is your opinion of this position?

1.This position is just right

27.1

27.6

26.3

2. Not enough of a compromise

8.9

6.9

11.9

3. Too much of a compromise

57.1

57.2

57.0

4. Don't know

7.0

8.4

4.8

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

3. Looking at the issue of refugees, the Palestinian side demanded an Israeli admission of responsibility for creating the refugee problem and demanded that Israel recognizes UN resolution #194 and it showed willingness to absorb hundreds of thousands of refugees who wish to return to the Palestinian state. What is your opinion of this position?

1.This position is just right

67.9

64.8

72.7

2. Not enough of a compromise

7.7

5.4

11.4

3. Too much of a compromise

19.7

24.1

12.7

4. Don't know

4.7

5.7

3.2

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

4. Looking at the issue of the Palestinian state and borders, some media reports say that the Palestinian side has agreed to the establishment of a Palestinian state, recognized by Israel, in 96% of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in exchange for territory from inside Israel, and Israel would annex settlements blocs in the remaining 4%. What do you think of this position?

1.This position is just right

31.5

30.1

33.7

2. Not enough of a compromise

11.4

9.0

15.0

3. Too much of a compromise

50.6

52.7

47.4

4. Don't know

6.3

8.2

3.9

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

5. Looking at the issue of settlements, some media reports say that the Palestinian side has agreed to allow Israel to annex the settlements of Gush Etzion, Ma'aleh Adumim, Givat Zeev, and Ariel and to allow other settlements to remain under Palestinian sovereignty in exchange for territory form inside Israel and for receiving a corridor that would link the West Bank with Gaza. What do you think of this position?

1.This position is just right

25.4

26.2

24.2

2. Not enough of a compromise

11.8

8.9

16.4

3. Too much of a compromise

55.3

56.4

53.6

4. Don't know

7.5

8.5

5.8

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

6. Looking at the issue of security arrangements, some media reports say that the Palestinian side has agreed not to acquire an air force or heavy weapon systems and to allow an early warning station at one of the mountain tops and to allow an Israeli military presence in the Jordan Valley during war. What do you think of this position?

1.This position is just right

13.6

12.3

15.5

2. Not enough of a compromise

11.2

11.2

11.2

3. Too much of a compromise

67.9

69.3

65.9

4. Don't know

7.2

7.2

7.4

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

7. In your opinion what will happen now, after the failure of the "Camp David" talks?

1) Talks will resume soon enough and no violence will erupt

43.6

39.2

50.5

2) Dispersed acts of violence will take place before the resumption of the talks

25.6

25.2

26.1

3) Confrontations and intifada will erupt in the West Bank and Gaza, and the parties will not return to the negotiations

21.3

24.1

17.0

4) Don't know

9.4

11.5

6.3

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

8) And in the long run how do you see the prospects for a Palestinian Israeli agreement

1) in the long run, an agreement similar to the Palestinian position presented at Camp David will be reached

9.3

8.5

10.5

2. A compromise between the Palestinian and Israeli positions will be reached

31.9

29.1

36.3

3. An agreement more favorable to the Palestinians will be reached

14.0

13.6

14.8

4. An agreement more favorable to the Israelis will be reached

19.5

21.5

16.3

5. This is the end to the peace process and No agreement will be reached in the years to come

23.4

24.6

21.7

6. No Opinion/ Don't know

1.8

2.8

0.3

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

9) Five to ten years from now, how do you see relations between Palestinians and Israelis?

1) As they are now

17.0

17.5

16.1

2) More peace and cooperation

23.7

22.2

26.1

3) Less peace and cooperation

14.5

12.2

18.2

4) Conflict and violence

31.4

34.5

26.6

5) Others (Specify ------ )

13.4

13.6

13.0

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

10) After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, would you support or oppose the process of reconciliation between the state of Palestine and the state of Israel?

1. Strongly support

9.5

7.5

12.7

2. Support

65.1

64.9

65.4

3. Oppose

14.8

15.9

13.0

4. Strongly oppose

7.7

7.8

7.6

5. No opinion/do not know

2.9

3.9

1.4

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

11) After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, how soon do you think will reconciliation between the two peoples be achieved?

1. reconciliation is not possible ever

35.8

35.3

36.7

2. only in many generations to come

16.5

17.8

14.6

3. only in the next generation

8.4

6.7

11.1

4. only in the next decade

6.7

7.4

5.6

5. on the next few years

16.6

15.2

19.0

6. No Opinion /Don't know

15.8

17.6

13.1

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

12) And what about the majority of Israelis? How soon do then in your opinion believe that a full reconciliation between the two peoples can be achieved?

1) reconciliation is not possible ever

44.1

42.5

46.5

2) only in many generations to come

12.2

13.8

9.6

3) only in the next generation

5.6

5.4

5.9

4) only in the next decade

5.7

5.1

6.6

5) on the next few years

12.7

10.6

16.0

6. No Opinion /Don't know

19.7

22.5

15.4

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

13) After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian side and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, the following are steps may be taken in order to enhance relations between the State of Israel and a Palestinian State. For each of the suggested steps please tell me whether you support or oppose it:

13-1 Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1) Strongly Support

22.5

16.5

31.7

2) Support

62.5

67.6

54.7

3) Oppose

8.8

9.8

7.2

4) Strongly Oppose

4.0

3.6

4.8

5) Don't Know

2.2

2.5

1.5

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

13-2 Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1) Strongly Support

13.6

9.1

20.5

2) Support

56.9

59.1

53.3

3) Oppose

20.7

22.3

18.2

4) Strongly Oppose

5.6

5.5

5.9

5) Don't Know

3.2

4.0

2.0

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

13-3 Create joint political institutions (such as a parliament) designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1) Strongly Support

3.8

2.9

5.3

2) Support

26.7

28.0

24.8

3) Oppose

41.6

42.6

40.0

4) Strongly Oppose

20.7

18.5

24.0

5) Don't Know

7.2

8.0

6.0

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

13-4 Take legal measures against incitement against Israel

1) Strongly Support

2.5

1.6

4.1

2) Support

35.6

37.4

32.8

3) Oppose

38.6

39.3

37.6

4) Strongly Oppose

17.0

13.9

21.7

5) Don't Know

6.3

7.8

3.8

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

13-5 Adopt school curriculum in the Palestinian state that recognizes Israel and teach school children not to demand return of all Palestine to the Palestinians

1) Strongly Support

1.1

0.2

2.4

2) Support

8.6

8.7

8.5

3) Oppose

43.2

45.2

40.1

4) Strongly Oppose

43.3

41.0

46.7

5) Don't Know

3.9

4.9

2.2

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

14. After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian side and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, would you, under these conditions of peace, invite an Israeli colleague to visit you in your home?

1) Definitely yes

6.8

5.2

9.3

2) Yes

34.3

35.8

32.0

3) No

33.9

36.1

30.4

4) Definitely no

23.1

20.6

27.0

5) Don't Know

1.9

2.2

1.3

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

15. After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian side and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, would you, under these conditions of peace, visit an Israeli colleague in his home?

1) Definitely yes

6.8

5.1

9.4

2) Yes

34.3

35.9

31.8

3) No

34.0

37.1

29.4

4) Definitely no

23.2

20.2

27.7

5) Don't Know

1.8

1.7

1.7

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

16. In your opinion, is lasting peace possible between Israelis and Palestinians?

1) Definitely Possible

1.8

1.7

2.0

2) Possible

32.8

31.7

34.4

3) Impossible

33.9

34.4

33.3

4) Definitely impossible

25.9

25.5

26.6

5) No opinion/ do not know

5.5

6.8

3.7

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

17. And what about the majority of the Israelis, do they, in your opinion, believe that lasting peace is possible between Israelis and Palestinians?

1) Definitely they do

1.9

2.0

1.8

2) They do

22.5

23.0

21.7

3) They do not

39.8

40.0

39.9

4) Definitely they don not

26.2

24.2

29.4

5) No opinion/do not know

9.6

11.1

7.1

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

18. Concerning armed attacks against Israeli targets, I....

1) Support

51.6

53.5

48.8

2) Oppose

42.7

39.3

48.0

3) No Opinion /Don't Know

5.7

7.3

3.3

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