PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 6

Results of PSR Poll # 6 continued

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

18. 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

50.3

46.9

55.6

2. Only in many generations to come

11.1

11.7

10.3

3. Only in the next generation

7.7

8.6

6.1

4. Only in the next decade

4.9

5.2

4.6

5. On the next few years

13.0

13.1

12.7

6. No Opinion /Don't know

13.0

14.5

10.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

19. 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:

19-1 Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1. Strongly support

25.2

21.4

31.5

2. Support

58.2

63.1

50.3

3. Oppose

12.4

11.8

13.5

4. Strongly oppose

3.0

2.2

4.2

5. No answer/no opinion

1.1

1.5

0.6

 

 

 

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

19-2 Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1. Strongly support

13.0

10.7

16.6

2. Support

52.8

56.4

47.1

3. Oppose

26.8

27.5

25.7

4. Strongly oppose

5.2

2.7

9.1

5. No answer/no opinion

2.2

2.7

1.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

19-3 Create joint political institutions (such as a parliament. designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1. Strongly support

3.1

2.3

4.4

2. Support

23.6

25.3

20.8

3. Oppose

50.3

52.3

46.9

4. Strongly oppose

18.7

14.5

25.3

5. No answer/no opinion

4.4

5.5

2.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

19-4 Take legal measures against incitement against Israel

1. Strongly support

3.4

2.3

5.2

2. Support

33.7

34.6

32.1

3. Oppose

45.8

48.3

41.7

4. Strongly oppose

13.3

9.5

19.4

5. No answer/no opinion

3.9

5.3

1.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

19-5 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

0.8

0.9

0.8

2. Support

6.7

7.0.

6.1

3. Oppose

50.2

54.1

44.0

4. Strongly oppose

40.6

35.6

48.7

5. No answer/no opinion

1.7

2.5

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

20. 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

5.5

5.2

6.1

2. Yes

31.5

35.6

24.8

3. No

39.3

42.5

34.1

4. Definitely no

22.1

15.0

33.7

5. Don't Know

1.6

1.7

1.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

21. 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

5.8

5.7

6.0

2. Yes

31.4

35.3

25.2

3. No

41.0

42.9

38.1

4. Definitely no

20.3

14.6

29.6

5. Don't Know

1.4

1.6

1.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1. Definitely yes

3.0

2.6

3.6

2. Yes

24.6

24.8

24.4

3. No

42.0

45.9

35.6

4. Definitely no

26.9

22.3

34.3

5. Don't Know

3.6

4.4

2.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

23. 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 yes

1.9

1.8

2.0

2. Yes

21.5

20.9

22.6

3. No

43.9

49.3

35.2

4. Definitely no

25.3

19.6

34.7

5. Don't Know

7.3

8.4

5.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1. Strongly support

50.8

43.1

63.4

2. Support

40.2

46.4

30.3

3. Oppose

5.6

5.5

5.7

4. Strongly oppose

0.5

0.7

0.2

5. No answer/no opinion

2.8

4.3

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

25. Concerning armed attacks against Israeli settlers in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, I.

1. Strongly support

50.8

43.2

63.2

2. Support

38.3

43.2

30.5

3. Oppose

7.3

8.2

5.7

4. Strongly oppose

0.5

0.6

0.2

5. No answer/no opinion

3.1

4.8

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26. Concerning armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, I.

1. Strongly support

25.2

20.6

32.7

2. Support

28.0

29.4

25.7

3. Oppose

38.4

40.9

34.5

4. Strongly oppose

4.8

3.8

6.3

5. Do not know/ no opinion

3.6

5.3

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

27. With regard to call for a cessation of violence by both sides, I

1. Support it

75.9

77.2

73.7

2. Oppose it

21.9

20.0

25.1

3. Do not know/ no opinion

2.2

2.8

1.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

28. If an agreement is reached to cease violence by both sides but armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel continued, do you approve or oppose, in this case, the Palestinian Authority tameasures to prevent them?

1. Approve

55.9

57.6

53.2

2. Oppose

39.8

36.3

45.4

3. No opinion/ Don't Know

4.3

6.0

1.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

29. After reaching an agreement to cease violence by both sides, but the Palestinian Authority did not take measures to prevent these armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel after, do you think that the continuation of such attacks may impede the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis?

1. Yes

73.3

72.8

74.3

2. No

23.4

22.9

24.2

3. No opinion/ Don't Know

3.3

4.3

1.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

30. After reaching an agreement to cease violence by both sides and the Palestinian Authority takes security measures to prevent such armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, are you concerned that these may lead to internal Palestinian conflict?

1. Yes, very worried

44.4

40.1

51.3

2. Somewhat worried

38.0

40.1

34.5

3. No, not worried

15.1

16.3

13.3

4. No opinion/ Don't Know

2.5

3.4

1.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1. Definitely yes

24.5

23.2

26.7

2. Yes

41.5

42.5

39.8

3. No

26.5

28.1

24.0

4. Definitely no

3.9

2.6

5.9

5. No Opinion/ Don't know

3.6

3.7

3.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1. Yes

84.0

82.4

86.5

2. No

8.4

8.1

8.7

3. No opinion/ Don't Know

7.7

9.5

4.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1. Increase

48.3

50.1

45.6

2. Remain as it is

13.6

12.4

15.6

3. Decrease

28.6

29.3

27.7

4. Don't Know/ No Opinion

9.4

8.2

11.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

34. The new Palestinian finance minister says that his ministry controls today all Palestinian revenues and expenditures. Do you believe that that this will lead to the elimination of financial corruption inside the Palestinian Authority?

1. Yes

25.2

24.9

25.6

2. No

67.0

66.4

67.8

3. No opinion/ Don't Know

7.9

8.7

6.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

35. Does the situation in the Palestinian areas in the West Bank and Gaza force you to seek permanent emigration?

1. Yes

20.0

20.9

18.7

2. No

79.1

78.0

81.0

3. No opinion/ Don't Know

0.8

1.1

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1. Haidar Abdul Shafi

8.0

6.9

9.7

2.Yasser Arafat

35.2

34.2

36.8

3. Ahmad Yasin

13.8

13.3

14.5

4. No one

1.1

1.1

1.0

5. Others

29.0

29.7

27.7

6. I will not participate

11.7

12.9

9.7

7. No Opinion / Don't Know

1.4

1.8

0.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1. Saeb Erikat

9.3

8.1

11.3

2. Hanan Ashrawi

4.9

4.8

5.0

3. Haidar Abdul Shafi

7.5

5.4

10.9

4. Ahmad Yassin

6.8

5.4

8.9

5. Farouq Kaddomi

5.9

6.9

4.2

6. Marwan Bargouthi

21.2

23.4

17.6

7. Ahmad Qurai'

0.9

0.9

1.0

8. Mahmoud Abbas

1.5

1.5

1.6

9. No one, will decide later

28.4

28.7

27.9

10. I will not participate

11.3

12.2

9.9

11. Others

0.5

0.4

0.8

12. No Opinion / Don't Know

1.7

2.2

1.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1. PPP

0.9

0.9

1.0

2. PFLP

3.4

3.3

3.6

3. Fateh

26.7

26.8

26.5

4. Hamas

16.6

15.7

18.0

5. DFLP

0.6

0.5

0.8

6. Islamic Jihad

4.0

3.8

4.4

7. Fida

0.1

0.1

0.0

8. Independent Islamists

4.6

4.7

4.4

9. Independent Nationalists

7.1

8.3

5.1

10. None of the above

34.3

34.6

33.9

11. Others

1.7

1.4

2.4

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