PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 8

Poll 4 English

 

Results of Poll # (8)

 

19-22 June 2003

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

16. And what is the Israeli majority opinion on this issue? Do most Israelis support or not support the recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the Palestinian people at the end of the peace process?

1. Majority supports

36.7

36.2

37.5

2. Majority opposes

55.4

55.2

55.9

3. DK/NA

7.9

8.6

6.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

17. Now that Both Israel and the Palestinians have accepted the Quartet's Roadmap and declared in Aqaba their willingness to begin a political process, do you believe that both sides should or should not put an end to the armed Intifada and all military activities?

1. Definitely should put an end of the armed Intifada and all military activities

18.7

21.1

14.7

2. Think that it should put an end of the armed Intifada and all military activities

33.5

33.2

34.0

3. think that it should not put an end of the armed Intifada and all military activities

24.6

25.0

23.9

4. Definitely should not put an end of the armed Intifada and all military activities

19.3

16.3

24.5

5. DK/NA

3.8

4.4

2.9

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

18. Who has got a better chance to reach a political solution with Israel, Abu Mazin or Yassir Arafat?

1. Abu Mazin

21.2

22.9

18.3

2. Yassir Arafat

36.3

33.6

40.9

3. Both have the same chance

36.5

36.8

36.1

4. Don't know

6.0

6.7

4.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

19. 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

10.3

10.2

10.4

2. Support

61.2

61.8

60.1

3. Oppose

19.2

19.2

19.1

4. Strongly oppose

7.7

7.1

8.8

5. No Opinion/ Don't Know

1.6

1.6

1.7

 

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, 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:

20-1 Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1) Strongly support

20.3

21.9

17.7

2) Support

63.8

63.7

64.1

3) Oppose

11.6

10.9

12.8

4) Strongly oppose

3.4

2.7

4.4

5) No opinion/ do not know

0.9

0.8

1.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

20-2 Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1) Strongly support

11.7

11.9

11.3

2) Support

56.4

55.6

57.7

3) Oppose

25.9

26.4

25.1

4) Strongly oppose

4.2

4.2

4.1

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.9

1.9

1.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

20-3 Create joint political institutions (such as a parliament. designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1) Strongly support

3.4

3.3

3.6

2) Support

29.1

29.7

27.9

3) Oppose

46.3

45.7

47.3

4) Strongly oppose

16.8

16.2

18.0

5) No opinion/ do not know

4.4

5.1

3.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

20-4 Take legal measures against incitement against Israel                           

1) Strongly support

3.2

2.7

4.0

2) Support

38.0

40.7

33.3

3) Oppose

42.7

40.7

46.0

4) Strongly oppose

13.0

12.0

14.8

5) No opinion/ do not know

3.1

3.9

1.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

20-5 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

1.5

2.0

0.6

2) Support

8.4

9.7

6.2

3) Oppose

44.4

43.0

46.8

4) Strongly oppose

43.7

42.4

45.9

5) No opinion/ do not know

2.0

2.9

0.5

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

21. The Palestinian Authority is conducting a dialogue with Hamas and other opposition groups aimed at reaching a hudna for a year with Israel during which Palestinians would not use arms against Israelis and Israelis would not use arms against Palestinians. Do you support or oppose this hudna?

1) Strongly support

14.8

15.0

14.6

2) Support

58.2

59.6

55.7

3) Oppose

18.5

18.2

19.0

4) Strongly oppose

6.9

5.3

9.7

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.5

1.8

1.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

22. If separate elections for a Vice President of the Palestinian Authority were held today, whom would you choose? ___________ (Open ended question)

01. Saeb Erikat

7.5

8.6

5.6

02. Hanan Ashrawi

1.5

1.5

1.5

03. Haidar Abdul Shafi

3.5

2.0

6.1

04. Ahmad Yassin

2.3

2.3

2.4

05. Farouq Kaddomi

2.2

2.2

2.4

06. Marwan Bargouthi

5.2

6.0

3.8

07 Mahmoud Abbas

7.1

7.3

6.7

08. Mohammad Dahlan

2.8

2.2

3.9

09. Abdul Aziz Al-Rantissi

3.3

3.8

2.4

10. No one, will decide later

8.5

9.5

6.6

11. I will not participate

0.4

0.6

0.0

12. Others (Less than 2%)

10.5

11.9

7.9

13. No Opinion / Don't Know

45.2

42.1

50.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

23. Generally, how do you evaluate the performance of :

  23-1 the Palestinian Legislative Council?

1) Very Good

3.0

3.2

2.7

2) Good

26.0

27.7

23.1

3) Fair

29.2

27.5

32.2

4) Bad

21.5

21.4

21.8

5) Very Bad

14.2

12.5

17.1

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

6.1

7.8

3.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

  23-2 Opposition groups and factions

1) Very Good

25.3

23.9

27.7

2) Good

42.8

42.5

43.3

3) Fair

18.1

17.4

19.2

4) Bad

7.7

8.9

5.7

5) Very Bad

2.1

1.9

2.5

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

4.0

5.3

1.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

23-3 The New Palestinian Government

1) Very Good

3.2

3.7

2.2

2) Good

24.2

26.8

19.8

3) Fair

25.5

25.5

25.4

4) Bad

21.1

17.3

27.5

5) Very Bad

13.1

12.2

14.7

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

12.9

14.4

10.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

23-4 The Palestinian President (Yassir Arafat)

1) Very Good

30.6

28.0

35.1

2) Good

35.5

37.0

33.0

3) Fair

15.9

16.0

15.7

4) Bad

9.4

10.1

8.3

5) Very Bad

5.4

4.9

6.3

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

3.2

4.1

1.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

23-5The Palestinian Prime Minister (Abu Mazin)

1) Very Good

7.0

7.6

6.1

2) Good

29.5

34.1

21.7

3) Fair

20.9

21.1

20.7

4) Bad

17.2

15.0

21.2

5) Very Bad

15.7

12.6

21.0

6) Don't Know/ No Opinion

9.5

9.7

9.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Support it

80.2

81.4

78.2

2) Oppose it

18.6

16.9

21.5

3) No Opinion/ Don't know

1.2

1.7

0.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

25) 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

50.2

54.9

42.2

2. Oppose

46.9

41.8

55.8

3. Don't Know /No answer

2.9

3.4

2.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

26) 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

76.4

79.0

71.9

2. No

21.8

18.4

27.6

3. Don't Know /No answer

1.8

2.6

0.5

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

27) 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

44.9

43.2

47.7

2. Somewhat worried

38.8

38.6

39.3

3. No, not worried  

14.7

16.3

11.9

4. Don't Know /No answer

1.6

1.9

1.1

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

28) Hamas and other opposition groups oppose a Palestinian-Israeli ceasefire. Do you support or oppose their position?

1) Strongly support

15.5

14.2

17.9

2) Support

42.7

43.3

41.6

3) Oppose

34.1

34.0

34.2

4) Strongly oppose

2.5

3.1

1.5

5) No opinion/ do not know

5.2

5.4

4.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

29) Are you concerned or not concerned that this position of Hamas and other opposition groups could lead to internal Palestinian conflict?

1) Certainly concerned

21.4

20.2

23.5

2) Concerned

45.6

46.8

43.5

3) Not concerned

24.3

23.4

26.0

4) Certainly not concerned

5.7

6.2

4.9

5) No opinion/ do not know

2.9

3.4

2.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1. Definitely yes

24.4

23.2

26.3

2. Yes

40.9

39.8

42.6

3. No

25.5

27.3

22.5

4. Definitely no

6.1

6.1

6.0

5. Don't Know /No answer

3.1

3.5

2.5

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1. Yes

84.0

81.3

88.6

2. No

8.3

8.8

7.3

3. Don't Know /No answer

7.7

9.9

4.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Will increase

54.4

52.8

56.9

2) Will remain as it is

12.8

13.4

11.8

3) will decrease

24.5

24.2

25.0.

4) No opinion /Don't know

8.3

9.6

6.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Haidar Abdul Shafi

11.4

9.0

15.5

2) Yasser Arafat

35.0

34.1

36.5

3) Ahmad Yasin

18.4

18.1

18.9

4) Others (specify ---- )

1.7

2.2

0.9

5) None of the above

18.7

19.0

18.3

6) I will not participate

13.4

15.8

9.2

7) No Opinion / Don't Know

1.3

1.6

0.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1. Saeb Erikat

11.8

11.3

12.8

2. Hanan Ashrawi

5.4

5.6

5.0

3. Haidar Abdul Shafi

8.4

5.4

13.6

4. Ahmad Yassin

7.6

7.7

7.5

5. Farouq Kaddomi

4.7

4.9

4.4

6. Marwan Bargouthi

21.1

21.7

19.9

7. Ahmad Qurai'

1.3

1.7

0.6

8. Mahmoud Abbas

3.3

3.7

2.5

9. No one, will decide later

17.6

17.0

18.6

10. I will not participate

12.9

15.4

8.6

11. Others

4.4

4.1

4.9

12. No Opinion / Don't Know

1.6

1.6

1.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1. PPP

1.0

1.4

0.2

2. PFLP

3.2

3.6

2.6

3. Fateh

25.6

27.0

23.2

4. Hamas

22.2

20.3

25.5

5. DFLP

1.3

1.6

0.8

6. Islamic Jihad

4.7

6.2

2.0

7. Fida

0.1

0.1

0.0

8. Independent Islamists

4.2

4.1

4.3

9. Independent Nationalists

5.2

4.2

7.0

10. None of the above

31.6

30.5

33.4

11. Others

0.9

0.9

1.0

 

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