PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 1

Results of PSR Poll # 1 continued

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

19. And what about Hizbullah methods and the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, do you think the Palestinians should emulate these Lebanese methods?

1) Definitely yes

30.6

29.1

32.9

2) Yes

32.8

33.1

32.4

3) No

22.4

22.9

21.8

4) Definitely no

6.5

7.6

4.9

5) No opinion/Don't know

7.6

7.4

8.0

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

20. And if no agreement is reached by September 13 when the interim period ends and violent Israeli-Palestinian confrontations erupt in the West Bank and Gaza, would you support or oppose such confrontations?

1) Strongly Support

21.3

19.4

24.2

2) Support

38.3

35.6

42.5

3) Oppose

26.9

31.5

19.9

4) Strongly Oppose

6.1

6.4

5.6

5) Not Sure

4.8

5.0

4.5

5) No Opinion/ Don't know

2.6

2.2

3.3

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

21. Do you believe that such confrontations, if they do take place, would achieve Palestinian rights in a way that the negotiations could not

1) Definitely yes

17.4

16.0

19.6

2) Yes

39.6

38.2

41.7

3) No

29.1

31.3

25.8

4) Definitely no

8.5

8.3

9.0

5) No Opinion/ Don't know

5.3

6.2

3.9

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

22. Do you believe that such confrontations, if they do take place, would allow Israel to achieve greater gains in a way that could not be achieved at Camp David?

1) Definitely yes

7.0

5.9

8.7

2) Yes

28.0

27.4

29.0

3) No

45.4

47.6

42.1

4) Definitely no

11.5

11.0

12.3

5) No Opinion/ Don't know

8.0

8.2

7.8

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

23. The deadline for reaching a permanent Israeli- Palestinian settlement ends on September 13th 2000. If no agreement is reached by then, some people see the necessity of transforming the PA into a Palestinian State at that date even if Israel objects. Others argue that the establishment of the state should wait until an agreement with Israel is reached. What do you think?

1) Support waiting till reaching an agreement with Israel

36.8

34.9

39.6

2) Support Establishing a Palestinian state right after the deadline on 13 September 2000 even if no agreement was reached with Israel at that time

55.8

56.7

54.3

3) Others (specify____________)

2.9

3.2

2.5

4) No opinion /Don't know

4.6

5.2

3.6

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

24. In your opinion how will Israel respond if a Palestinian State is declared unilaterally on 13 September 2000 before reaching an agreement with Israel?

1) Israel will invade the PA, occupy back all the West Bank and Gaza and annex them to Israel

15.5

16.7

13.5

2) Israel will annex all the territories that are still under its control and will blockade the PA.

25.8

23.1

30.0

3) Israel will blockade the PA and act on the international arena to reverse the unilateral step

25.5

24.1

27.6

4) Israel will try to negotiate an agreement with the Palestinian State and recognize it only after such an agreement is reached

13.3

14.3

11.7

5) Israel will first recognize the new Palestinian State and then negotiate a final peace agreement with it.

6.5

6.3

6.8

6) Israel will impose other punishment measures

12.0

13.5

9.7

7) No opinion/Don't know

15.0

2.0

0.7

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

25) What in your opinion is the most important Palestinian national interest? Rank the following objective

1) Establishment of an independent and secure Palestinian state

34.0

36.0

31.0

2) Economic prosperity

16.5

15.5

17.5

3) Democracy

6.5

6.5

7.0

4) Peace

11.5

10.0

13.4

5) Unity of the Palestinian people

26.5

24.8

29.7

6) No opinion/Don't know

5.0

7.2

1.4

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

26) Are you willing sacrifice democracy and the rule of law in order to insure the attainment of national interest, such as security for the Palestinians?

1) Definitely yes

20.7

22.8

17.3

2) Yes

41.7

42.6

40.4

3) No

18.4

16.2

21.7

4) Definitely no

10.8

10.6

11.0

5) No opinion/do not know

8.5

7.7

9.6

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

27) And how in your opinion do most Israelis define their most important national interest? Rank the following objectives

1) Secure and independent state

38.0

37.4

39.4

2) Economic prosperity

8.5

8.5

8.4

3) Democracy

7.0

6.3

8.4

4) Peace with Arab neighbors

8.0

7.1

8.5

5) Jewish character of the state of Israel

28.0

27.5

28.8

6) No opinion/Don't know

10.5

13.2

6.5

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

28) How do you evaluate the status of democracy in Israel?

1) Very good

27.4

22.8

34.5

2) Good

29.9

32.0

26.6

3) Neither good nor bad

15.2

14.9

15.6

4) Bad

14.1

14.8

13.1

5) Very bad

3.1

3.0

3.3

6) No opinion/Don't know

10.2

12.4

6.9

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

29. How do you see the status of democracy in Israel in the next ten years?

1) Very good

19.7

18.3

21.8

2) Good

22.3

21.7

23.3

3) Neither good nor bad

13.7

14.0

13.2

4) Bad

13.4

16.1

9.4

5) Very bad

5.8

4.7

7.4

6) No opinion/Don't know

25.1

25.2

24.9

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

30) If separate elections for the president of the Palestinian Authority were held today, whom would you choose?

1) Haidar Abdul Shafi

8.0

7.6

8.6

2) Yasser Arafat

45.5

41.2

52.2

3) Ahmad Yasin

8.4

9.5

6.8

4) No one

22.9

25.6

18.6

5) Others

1.2

1.9

0.2

6) I will not participate

11.1

11.0

11.2

7) No Opinion / Don't Know

2.9

3.3

2.4

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

31) Which of the following political parties do you support?

1) PPP

1.1

1.5

0.5

2) PFLP

3.2

4.5

1.4

3) Fateh

36.5

32.9

42.0

4) Hamas

10.3

9.9

10.9

5) DFLP

0.4

0.5

0.3

6) Islamic Jihad

3.7

4.3

2.7

7) Fida

0.1

0.2

0.0

8) Independent Islamists

3.2

3.2

3.1

9) Independent Nationalists

5.2

6.3

3.5

10) None of the above

34.8

35.1

34.2

11) Others

1.6

1.7

1.5

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

32) If separate elections for a Vice President of the Palestinian Authority were held today, and the following names were nominated as candidates, whom would you choose?

1) Haidar Abdul Shafi

15.7

12.3

20.8

2) Sa'eb Erikat

9.1

10.7

6.7

3) Hanan Ashrawi

6.2

5.1

8.0

4) Farouq Kaddomi

5.7

6.8

4.1

5) Ahmad Qurai' (Abu Ala')

5.6

5.2

6.2

6) Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazin)

5.4

4.5

6.7

7) Faisal Husseini

5.4

7.1

2.8

8) Nabil Sha'ath

1.5

1.1

2.1

9) Other (Specify__________)

0.5

0.6

0.4

10) Will not participate in the elections

12.1

12.4

11.7

11) Non of the above and will decide later

28.5

29.5

26.9

12) No Opinion /Don't Know

4.4

4.8

3.6

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

33) Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions?

1) Yes

76.1

73.8

79.6

2) No

11.7

12.9

9.9

3) Not Sure

12.2

13.4

10.6

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

34) Will this corruption in PA institutions increase, decrease or remain as it is in the future?

1) Increase

53.8

55.4

51.6

2) Remain as it is

8.6

6.1

12.0

3) Decrease

26.7

29.1

23.5

4) Don't Know/ No Opinion

10.9

9.4

12.9

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

35) If you want to evaluate the status of democracy and human rights under the Palestinian Authority, you would say it is:

1) Very Good

3.5

2.9

4.3

2) Good

17.1

17.1

17.1

3) Fair

30.8

32.5

28.2

4) Bad

27.4

28.5

25.6

5) Very Bad

17.3

14.0

22.4

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

3.9

5.0

2.4

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

36) And how would the Palestinian democracy status in the next 10 years ?

1) Very Good

8.9

8.4

9.6

2) Good

27.9

27.7

28.2

3) Fair

21.5

23.0

19.2

4) Bad

15.0

15.1

15.0

5) Very Bad

11.6

9.7

14.6

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

15.0

16.2

13.5

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

37) In your opinion, can people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip criticize the Palestinian Authority without fear?

1) Yes

32.2

31.2

33.7

2) No

62.8

63.6

61.6

3) Do not know

5.0

5.2

4.7

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