PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 2

Results of PSR Poll # 2 continued

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22. Concerning armed attacks against Israeli targets, I.

1) Strongly support

48.2

40.4

60.7

2) Support

37.7

43.5

28.5

3) Oppose

9.4

10.8

7.1

4) Strongly oppose

1.9

1.4

2.8

5) No Opinion /Don't Know

2.8

4.0

1.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

23. Concerning armed attacks against Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, I.

1) Strongly support

56.0

49.3

66.6

2) Support

35.7

40.2

28.7

3) Oppose

5.3

6.9

2.8

4) Strongly oppose

1.3

1.1

1.6

5) No Opinion /Don't Know

1.7

2.5

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

24. Concerning armed attacks against Israeli civilians insdie Israel, I.

1) Strongly support

30.3

23.5

41.3

2) Support

27.8

31.0

22.5

3) Oppose

33.1

36.2

28.1

4) Strongly oppose

5.9

5.4

6.5

5) No Opinion /Don't Know

3.0

3.8

1.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

25. Given the current conditons, what in your opinion is the most important Palestinian national interest? Rank the following objective

25-1) Provide jobs and improve living conditions

1) First

11.8

11.6

12.1

2) Second

22.7

22.9

22.5

3) Third

29.5

29.9

28.9

4) Fourth

34.5

34.0

35.4

5) No Opinion /Don't Know

1.1

1.4

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

25-2) Fight corruption and institute the rule of law

1) First

16.8

13.7

21.7

2) Second

35.3

34.7

36.2

3) Third

30.2

32.1

27.1

4) Fourth

16.4

17.8

14.2

5) No Opinion /Don't Know

1.2

1.5

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

25-3) End occupation

1) First

50.0

52.2

46.4

2) Second

21.2

21.1

21.3

3) Third

14.9

14.1

16.2

4) Fourth

12.5

10.9

15.2

5) No Opinion /Don't Know

1.1

1.5

0.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

25-4) Safeguard religious values and traditions

1) First

20.2

20.5

19.6

2) Second

19.2

19.8

18.4

3) Third

23.9

22.2

26.5

4) Fourth

35.3

35.7

34.6

5) No Opinion /Don't Know

1.2

1.5

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26. We will now read you a statement. Tell us whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it:

Islamic rules and traditions should play larger role in government policy:

1) Strongly support

58.4

51.0

70.2

2) Support

37.6

43.7

27.9

3) Oppose

2.5

3.3

1.2

4) Strongly Oppose

0.6

0.7

0.4

5) No opinion/ do not know

0.9

1.2

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

27. How important is religion in your life?

1) Very important

83.0

77.8

91.5

2) Important

15.9

20.8

8.1

3) Unimportant

0.6

0.9

0.2

4) Very unimportant

0.4

0.5

0.2

5) No opinion/ do not know

0.1

0.1

0.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

28. How often do you read the Quran?

1) Every day

32.1

31.8

32.6

2) Occasionally

39.9

39.4

40.7

3) Every week

16.6

15.6

18.2

4) Never

11.3

13.2

8.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

29. And generally, to what extent do you observe religious rules and traditions?

1) Observe all

40.7

39.0

43.4

2) Observe most

37.0

35.9

38.6

3) Observe some

21.0

23.2

17.6

4) Observe none

1.1

1.6

0.4

5) Do not know/ no answer

0.2

0.2

0.0

 

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

7.3

6.4

8.7

2) Yasser Arafat

32.5

31.3

34.4

3) Ahmad Yasin

12.9

11.6

14.8

4) No one

1.7

2.1

1.0

5) Others

30.4

31.8

28.3

6) I will not participate

12.6

13.6

11.1

7) No Opinion / Don't Know

2.7

3.2

1.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) PPP

0.9

0.9

1.0

2) PFLP

2.5

2.1

3.2

3) Fateh

28.5

29.7

26.5

4) Hamas

16.7

15.2

19.0

5) DFLP

0.8

0.9

0.8

6) Islamic Jihad

6.9

7.8

5.5

7) Fida

0.5

0.2

0.8

8) Independent Islamists

3.3

3.2

3.4

9) Independent Nationalists

4.7

5.3

3.8

10) None of the above

28.5

26.1

32.2

11) Others

6.7

8.4

4.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

32. If separate elections for a Vice President of the Palestinian Authority were held today, whom would you choose?

1) Haidar Abdul Shafi

8.0

5.7

11.7

2) Saeb Erikat

7.3

8.5

5.4

3) Ahmad Yassin

3.6

2.6

5.2

4) Mahmoud Abbas

2.4

2.2

2.8

5) Ahmad Qurai'

1.4

1.7

1.0

6) Marwan Bargouthi

2.3

2.7

1.6

7) Hanan Ashrawi

1.4

1.5

1.4

8) Farouq Kaddomi

1.4

1.7

1.0

7) No one

4.7

6.7

1.6

8) Others

12.2

12.5

11.7

6) I will not participate

0.8

1.2

0.0

7) No Opinion / Don't Know

54.3

52.8

56.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) Yes

83.4

80.5

88.1

2) No

7.8

8.4

6.9

3) Not Sure

8.7

11.1

4.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) Increase

49.1

48.5

50.0

2) Remain as it is

8.3

8.4

8.1

3) Decrease

33.6

34.9

31.8

4) Don't Know/ No Opinion

8.9

8.1

10.1

 

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

3.1

3.8

2.0

2) Good

17.5

20.1

13.2

3) Fair

29.9

30.7

28.7

4) Bad

25.2

23.2

28.5

5) Very Bad

19.4

15.2

26.1

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

4.9

6.9

1.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) Very Good

7.1

8.7

4.7

2) Good

31.6

31.1

32.2

3) Fair

20.9

21.5

20.0

4) Bad

12.4

12.7

11.9

5) Very Bad

7.9

6.6

10.1

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

20.1

19.4

21.1

 

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

45.4

44.4

46.8

2) No

50.7

50.6

50.8

3) Do not know

4.0

5.0

2.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

38. Which of the following forms of government do you want to have for the Palestinian state after the state is established?

1) Nationalist, as in other Arab countries like Egypt, Syria, or Jordan

22.5

21.4

24.2

2) Democra, as in the US, Europe or Israel

21.2

22.0

19.8

3) Islamic, as in Iran

45.6

43.9

48.3

4) Other, (specify, one as in ------ )

10.7

12.6

7.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

39. In its description of confrontations with the Israelis, I believe that

1) the Palestinan media is mobilized by the Palestinian Authority and it calls for the continuation of popular and armed confrontations

19.8

22.8

15.1

2) the Palestinian media sometimes call for the continuation of popular and armed confrontations

10.6

10.3

10.9

3) the media provide a fair and accurate account

26.0

27.4

23.8

4) the Palestinian media call sometime for quite and end to popular and armed confrontations

15.5

15.2

15.9

5) the Palestinian media is mobilized by supporters of the peace process and it calls for quite and end to popular and armed confrontations

17.2

12.8

24.2

6) Don not know/ no opinion

10.9

11.5

10.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40. How many times a week do you happen to carry out the following activities?

40-1 Watch news on Palestinian or your local TV stations:

1) Almost every day

56.1

56.2

55.8

2) 3-4 times a week

9.0

9.3

8.5

3) 1-2 times a week

14.7

13.8

16.0

4) never

19.9

20.1

19.6

5) No opinion/ do not know

0.3

0.5

0.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40-2 Watch news on Israeli TV:

1) Almost every day

24.1

21.8

27.9

2) 3-4 times a week

6.6

7.1

5.9

3) 1-2 times a week

23.2

23.6

22.6

4) never

45.5

47.0

43.2

5) No opinion/ do not know

0.5

0.5

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40-3 Read news pages in al-Quds news paper:

1) Almost every day

12.0

14.2

8.5

2) 3-4 times a week

6.7

8.7

3.6

3) 1-2 times a week

24.4

26.3

21.5

4) never

55.8

49.9

65.2

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.0

0.9

1.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40-4 Read news pages in al-Ayyam or al-Hayat al-Jadida newspaper:

1) Almost every day

9.0

7.3

11.7

2) 3-4 times a week

5.1

4.6

5.8

3) 1-2 times a week

19.2

18.4

20.3

4) never

65.2

67.9

61.0

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.5

1.8

1.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40-5 Read the editorial pages of a newspaper:

1) Almost every day

23.0

25.2

19.7

2) 3-4 times a week

12.6

15.4

8.2

3) 1-2 times a week

33.1

32.2

34.4

4) never

30.4

26.8

35.8

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.0

0.5

1.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40-6 Read the business and economy section in the newspaper:

1) Almost every day

7.5

8.6

5.8

2) 3-4 times a week

3.4

4.4

1.8

3) 1-2 times a week

18.0

19.8

15.3

4) never

69.0

65.7

74.2

5) No opinion/ do not know

2.0

1.4

2.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

41. How many times do you listen to news on the radio?

1) Every hour or so

12.7

13.7

10.9

2) 6-5 times a day

6.9

7.3

6.3

3) 3-4 times a day

12.3

11.9

12.9

4) Once or twice a day

34.1

36.0

31.0

5) Almost never

34.1

31.1

38.9

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