PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 10 Poll 4 English

Results of Poll # (10)- 04-09 December 2003 ...continued

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

12) If an agreement is reached to cease violence by both sides, but armed attacks against Israelis continued, do you approve or oppose, in this case, the Palestinian Authority taking measures to prevent them?

1) Approve

53.3

55.4

49.7

2) Oppose

42.3

40.2

46.0

3) Donít Know / No Opinion

4.4

4.4

4.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Yes

72.5

75.7

67.1

2) No

24.2

21.2

29.4

3) Donít Know / No Opinion

3.3

3.1

3.5

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

14) After reaching an agreement to cease violence by both sides and the Palestinian Authority takes security measures to prevent such armed attacks against Israelis, are you concerned that these measures may lead to internal Palestinian conflict?

1) Yes, very worried

48.4

42.7

58.2

2) Somewhat worried

31.6

35.7

24.4

3) No, not worried

18.1

19.5

15.7

4) Donít Know / No Opinion

1.9

2.0

1.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

15) Do you believe that armed confrontations so far have helped achieve Palestinian rights in a way that negotiations could not?

1) Definitely yes

28.6

24.2

36.4

2) Yes

35.2

35.8

34.1

3) No

26.0

29.9

19.2

4) Definitely no

7.1

7.3

6.6

5) Donít Know / No Opinion

3.1

2.8

3.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

16) 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

17.9

17.3

19.0

2) Support

58.8

60.6

55.6

3) Oppose

15.1

15.2

14.9

4) Strongly oppose

6.8

5.0

9.7

5) D.K./N.O.

1.4

1.8

0.8

 

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, 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:

17-1 Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1) Strongly support

27.6

27.3

28.0

2) Support

59.2

60.3

57.3

3) Oppose

9.0

8.5

9.7

4) Strongly oppose

3.1

2.8

3.7

5) DN/NA

1.1

1.1

1.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

17-2 Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1) Strongly support

16.3

15.3

18.0

2) Support

52.5

53.8

50.2

3) Oppose

23.4

23.7

22.9

4) Strongly oppose

5.7

4.8

7.2

5) DN/NA

2.0

2.3

1.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

17-3 Create joint political institutions (such as a parliament. designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1) Strongly support

3.4

2.5

5.0

2) Support

25.9

25.7

26.4

3) Oppose

44.8

48.8

38.0

4) Strongly oppose

21.0

17.6

26.9

5) DN/NA

4.8

5.4

3.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

17-4 Take legal measures against incitement against Israel

1) Strongly support

4.5

3.6

6.0

2) Support

37.4

39.8

33.3

3) Oppose

37.7

39.9

33.9

4) Strongly oppose

16.3

12.5

22.9

5) DN/NA

4.1

4.2

3.9

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

17-5 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

1.7

1.6

1.9

2) Support

8.2

7.6

9.3

3) Oppose

42.5

47.2

34.3

4) Strongly oppose

45.1

41.0

52.3

5) DN/NA

2.5

2.6

2.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Yes

81.1

80.6

82.0

2) No

9.6

10.4

8.1

3) Donít Know /No Opinion

9.3

9.0

9.9

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Will increase

54.3

54.3

54.4

2) Will remain as it is

13.0

14.5

10.5

3) will decrease

20.9

19.6

22.9

4) No opinion /Don't know

11.9

11.7

12.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1. Haidar Abdul Shafi

6.7

6.5

7.0

2. Yasser Arafat

38.2

37.4

39.7

3. Ahmad Yasin

15.9

14.8

17.8

4. Others (specify ---- )

1.2

1.2

1.2

5. None of the above

22.9

23.0

22.7

6. I will not participate

14.3

16.1

11.2

7. No Opinion / Don't Know

0.9

1.1

0.4

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1. Saeb Erikat

6.5

6.9

5.8

2. Hanan Ashrawi

4.7

4.8

4.5

3. Haidar Abdul Shafi

4.4

2.9

7.0

4. Ahmad Yassin

6.0

4.6

8.5

5. Farouq Kaddomi

4.6

5.0

3.9

6. Marwan Bargouthi

15.7

16.2

14.9

7. Ahmad Quaraií

3.3

3.4

3.3

8. Mahmoud Abbas

1.2

1.4

0.8

9. Abdul Aziz Al-Rantissi

13.8

13.5

14.5

10. Mohammad Dahlan

1.1

0.5

2.1

11. No one, will decide later

23.2

24.2

21.5

12. I will not participate

13.9

15.1

11.8

13. Others (Less than 2%)

0.3

0.2

0.4

14. No Opinion / Don't Know

1.2

1.3

1.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

01. PPP

0.6

0.7

0.4

02. PFLP

2.8

3.1

2.3

03. Fateh

25.3

26.1

24.0

04. Hamas

20.1

16.6

26.0

05. DFLP

0.7

0.8

0.4

06. Islamic Jihad

4.5

5.3

3.1

07. Fida

0.1

0.1

0.0

08. Independent Islamists

5.7

6.1

5.0

09. Independent Nationalists

5.2

5.2

5.4

10. None of the above

34.0

34.5

33.1

11. Others

1.1

1.4

0.4

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