PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 2

Results of Public Opinion Poll # (2)
5-9 July 2001

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

01. The Palestinian side has accepted the Mitchel report and the cease fire, do you support or oppose this Palestinian step?

1) Strongly support

7.7

7.6

7.7

2) Support

41.9

45.9

35.4

3) Oppose

30.3

29.9

30.8

4) Strongly oppose

16.0

12.3

21.9

5) Don't know

4.2

4.2

4.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

02. Now that both the Israeli and Palestinian sides have accepted the Mitchel report and the cease fire, what in your opinion will happen?

1) Negotiations will resume soon enough and armed confrontations will stop

16.7

17.0

16.2

2) Negotiations will resume but some armed attacks will continue

35.2

34.3

36.8

3) Armed confrontations will not stop and the two sides will not return to negotiations

39.9

38.7

41.9

4) Don't know

8.1

10.0

5.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

03. Now that both the Israeli and Palestinian sides have accepted the Mitchel Report and the cease fire, do you strongly support, support, oppose, or strongly oppose the immediate return to Palestinian-Israeli negotiations?

1) Strongly support

11.0

9.9

12.8

2) Support

51.7

54.6

47.0

3) Oppose

23.0

23.6

21.9

3) Strongly oppose

12.1

9.4

16.4

4) No Opinion/ Don't know

2.3

2.6

1.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

04. And if the cease fire fails and negotiations do not resume soon, would you or would not you support return to armed confrontations?

1) I would support return to armed confrontations

60.0

55.6

67.3

2) I would support return to unarmed popular confrontations only

18.6

19.5

13.6

3) No Opinion/ Don't know

4.1

5.3

2.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

05. Do you believe that the armed confrontations so far have achieved Palestinian rights in a way that negotiations could not?

1) Definitely yes

25.1

19.6

34.0

2) Yes

44.5

47.5

39.7

3) No

22.2

24.0

19.4

4) Definitely no

4.5

3.9

5.3

5) No Opinion/ Don't know

3.6

4.9

1.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

06. Do you believe that a return to armed confrontations will achieve Palestinian rights in a way that the negotiations can not?

1) Definitely yes

23.2

16.4

34.3

2) Yes

48.0

52.3

41.0

3) No

20.3

21.3

18.8

4) Definitely no

2.9

2.7

3.2

5) No Opinion/ Don't know

5.5

7.3

2.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

07. Since the beginning of the intifada, Arab countries have expressed support for the Palestinian people. How do you evaluate this support?

1) Highly adequate

1.1

0.7

1.6

2) Adequate

7.4

7.8

6.9

3) Inadequate

42.0

44.3

38.1

4) Highly inadequate

48.6

45.8

53.2

5) No opinion/do not know

0.9

1.4

0.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

08. 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 and Taba will be reached

4.5

4.4

4.5

2) A compromise between the Palestinian and Israeli positions at Camp David and Taba will be reached

14.0

14.9

12.5

3) An agreement more favorable to the Israelis than the one discussed at Camp David and Taba will be reached

16.1

16.0

16.2

4) An agreement more favorable to the Palestinians than the one discussed at Camp David and Taba will be reached

7.6

7.0

8.5

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

45.6

43.2

49.6

6) No Opinion/ Don't know

12.2

14.4

8.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) More peace and cooperation

11.1

12.1

9.5

2) Less peace and cooperation

22.4

23.5

20.6

3) Conflict and violence

58.5

54.4

65.0

4) Others (Specify ------ )

8.0

10.0

5.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

10. How would you evaluate the impact of the Intifada and confrontations on the current economic situation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and also for you and your family?

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

10-1 Economic situation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip:

1) Very positive

0.2

0.1

0.4

2) Somewhat positive

2.0

1.6

2.6

3) Neither positive nor negative

5.2

4.8

5.9

4) Somewhat negative

34.2

33.7

35.0

5) Very negative

58.3

59.6

56.1

6) No opinion/ Don't know

0.1

0.1

0.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

10-2 Economic impact for you and your family:

1) Very positive

0.2

0.4

0.0

2) Somewhat positive

2.4

1.7

3.4

3) Neither positive nor negative

17.1

14.9

20.8

4) Somewhat negative

34.2

36.7

30.2

5) Very negative

46.0

46.2

45.7

6) No opinion/ Don't know

0.1

0.1

0.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

11. If a Palestinian-Israeli peace agreement is reached, what do you think would be the economic impact on the Palestinian people and on you and your family?

11-1 Economic impact for the Palestinian people in general:

1) Very beneficial

23.3

24.4

21.5

2) Somewhat beneficial

58.0

58.5

57.1

3) No impact

6.8

5.7

8.7

4) Somewhat harmful

5.6

5.3

6.1

5) Very harmful

4.3

3.7

5.3

6) No opinion/ Don't know

2.0

2.5

1.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

11-2 Economic impact for you and your family:

1) Very beneficial

21.6

22.4

20.4

2) Somewhat beneficial

52.0

54.6

48.0

3) No impact

16.3

14.2

19.8

4) Somewhat harmful

4.6

3.7

5.9

5) Very harmful

3.6

2.8

4.7

6) No opinion/ Don't know

1.9

2.3

1.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

12. Palestinian and Israeli negotiators say that they have achieved progress in their negotiations in Taba in January 2001. Once the two sides return to the negotiating table, do you support or oppose continueing the negotiations from where they stopped in Taba?

1) Strongly support

11.1

9.9

13.0

2) Support

46.4

47.3

44.9

3) Oppose

20.9

21.2

20.4

4) Strongly oppose

12.5

10.0

16.4

5) No Opinion /Don't Know

9.2

11.6

5.3

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

13. 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

12.2

9.7

16.2

2) Support

60.8

62.7

57.9

3) Oppose

16.6

19.1

12.6

4) Strongly oppose

8.7

6.8

11.9

5) No opinion/do not know

1.6

1.7

1.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

14. 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

38.4

36.3

41.7

2) Only in many generations to come

14.6

14.3

15.0

3) Only in the next generation

9.2

9.6

8.5

4) Only in the next decade

6.7

6.9

6.3

5) On the next few years

18.0

17.8

18.4

6) No Opinion /Don't know

13.1

15.1

10.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) Reconciliation is not possible ever

50.1

46.3

56.1

2) Only in many generations to come

10.0

10.8

8.7

3) Only in the next generation

7.0

7.4

6.3

4) Only in the next decade

4.3

4.8

3.6

5) On the next few years

13.6

14.0

12.8

6) No Opinion /Don't know

15.0

16.6

12.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16. 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:

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16-1 Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1) Strongly Support

24.4

18.9

33.2

2) Support

60.0

64.9

52.2

3) Oppose

11.5

12.6

9.7

4) Strongly Oppose

2.7

2.0

3.8

5) Don't Know

1.5

1.7

1.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16-2 Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1) Strongly Support

13.8

9.5

20.8

2) Support

46.6

48.8

43.1

3) Oppose

29.9

32.3

26.1

4) Strongly Oppose

7.1

6.2

8.5

5) Don't Know

2.6

3.2

1.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16-3 Create joint political institutions (such as a parliament) designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1) Strongly Support

3.3

2.2

4.9

2) Support

21.2

.1

18.2

3) Oppose

43.7

47.1

38.1

4) Strongly Oppose

25.9

20.5

34.6

5) Don't Know

6.0

7.2

4.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16-4 Take legal measures against incitement against Israel

1) Strongly Support

3.2

2.5

4.3

2) Support

28.1

28.3

27.7

3) Oppose

41.0

46.1

32.8

4) Strongly Oppose

22.4

16.4

32.0

5) Don't Know

5.3

6.7

3.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16-5 Adopt school curriculum in the Palestinian state that recognizes Israel and teaches school children not to demand return of all Palestine to the Palestinians

1) Strongly Support

0.7

0.6

0.8

2) Support

6.5

6.7

6.3

3) Oppose

39.6

44.8

31.2

4) Strongly Oppose

50.7

44.6

60.5

5) Don't Know

2.5

3.3

1.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

17. 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

4.6

4.2

5.3

2) Yes

22.5

24.4

19.4

3) No

31.8

36.3

24.7

4) Definitely no

39.0

32.7

49.2

5) Don't Know

2.1

2.5

1.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

18. 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

5.2

4.4

6.5

2) Yes

22.5

23.1

21.5

3) No

31.6

37.0

22.9

4) Definitely no

39.2

33.4

48.4

5) Don't Know

1.5

2.1

0.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) Definitely Possible

2.1

1.2

3.4

2) Possible

24.3

26.0

21.6

3) Impossible

31.8

36.0

25.1

4) Definitely impossible

38.4

32.3

48.1

5) No opinion/ do not know

3.4

4.4

1.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

20. 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

3.2

2.7

4.0

2) They do

20.7

21.0

20.4

3) They do not

30.8

34.9

24.1

4) Definitely they don not

37.1

32.3

44.7

5) No opinion/do not know

8.3

9.1

6.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

21. How do you evaluate the status of democracy in Israel?

1) Very good

21.5

19.2

25.1

2) Good

27.6

27.6

27.5

3) Neither good nor bad

16.4

17.1

15.2

4) Bad

18.0

18.6

17.0

5) Very bad

9.5

8.8

10.7

6) No opinion/Don't know

7.1

8.6

4.5

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