PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 12 Poll 4 English
 
Results of Poll # (12)

 

24-27 June 2004

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

31) And what do the majority of Palestinians think on this issue? In their opinion, who came out the winner in the armed conflict so far?

1) Most Palestinians think Israel is the winner

17.3

20.6

11.5

2) Most Palestinians think the Palestinians are the winner

47.8

40.2

60.8

3) Most Palestinians think Both sides are winners

2.2

2.9

1.0

4) Most Palestinians think Neither side is a winner

25.8

30.0

18.6

5) DK/NA

6.9

6.2

8.0

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

32) And what do the majority of Israelis think on this issue? In their opinion, who came out the winner in the armed conflict so far?

1) Most Israelis think Israel is the winner

51.0

53.8

46.2

2) Most Israelis think the Palestinians are the winner

20.2

14.7

29.7

3) Most Israelis think Both sides are winners

1.7

1.8

1.6

4) Most Israelis think Neither side is a winner

18.7

21.3

14.0

5) DK/NA

8.3

8.3

8.5

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

33) With regard to the Roadmap plan initiated by the US European Union Russia and the UN, do you think it has collapsed or do you think there is still room to implement it?

1) Definitely the Roadmap has collapsed

40.5

40.0

41.3

2) Think the roadmap has collapsed

26.3

28.2

22.9

3) Think it has not collapsed and room exist for its implementation

24.6

23.3

26.9

4) Definitely It has not collapsed, room exists for its implementation

3.5

4.3

2.1

5) No opinion/ Do not know

5.2

4.2

6.8

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

34) What do you expect to happen now after the Israeli government decision regarding Sharon plan for disengagement from the Gaza Strip and the acceptance of the Egyptian initiative by the Palestinian leadership?

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

20.4

21.3

19.0

2) Negotiations will resume but some armed attacks will continue

51.7

51.2

52.5

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

21.2

20.6

22.3

4) DK/NA

6.7

7.0

6.2

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

35) Would you say that these days your security and safety, and that of your family, is assured or not assured?

1) Completely assured

3.3

3.8

2.3

2) Assured

19.9

18.7

22.1

3) Not assured

48.5

51.0

44.1

4) Not assured at all

28.1

26.1

31.5

5) DK/NA

0.2

0.4

0.0

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

36) In your view, are officials and others involved in or accused of corruption often charged or brought to account?

1) Certainly yes

5.5

6.2

4.3

2) Yes

22.6

26.6

15.7

3) No

42.2

45.4

36.5

4) Certainly no

25.9

17.4

40.6

5) DK/NA

3.8

4.3

2.9

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

37) There are internal and external calls for wide and fundamental domestic reforms and changes in the institutions and authorities of the Palestinian Authority. Do you support or oppose these calls?

1) Strongly support

36.5

30.0

47.5

2) Support

55.9

61.7

45.9

3) Oppose

4.9

5.5

3.9

4) Strongly oppose

0.8

0.6

1.0

5) No opinion/ do not know

2.0

2.2

1.7

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

38) In your view, does the PA carry out these days wide and fundamental domestic reforms and changes in its institutions and authorities?

1) Certainly yes

6.1

5.4

7.2

2) Yes

33.6

38.9

24.4

3) No

39.1

39.7

37.9

4) Certainly no

14.2

8.9

23.4

5) DK/NA

7.1

7.1

7.0

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Strongly support

43.7

33.6

61.2

2) Support

42.3

50.1

28.7

3) Oppose

10.5

11.8

8.3

4) Strongly oppose

1.1

1.1

1.0

5) No opinion/ do not know

2.5

3.5

0.8

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1 Strongly support

42.3

32.9

58.5

2 Support

40.5

46.8

29.5

3 Oppose

13.5

15.3

10.3

4 Strongly oppose

1.1

1.4

0.6

5 No opinion/ do not know

2.6

3.5

1.0

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

41) Concerning armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, I….

1) Strongly support

23.1

15.9

35.5

2) Support

27.0

28.5

24.4

3) Oppose

42.0

46.6

34.1

4) Strongly oppose

5.2

5.2

5.2

5) No opinion/ do not know

2.7

3.7

0.8

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

42) With regard to call for a cessation of violence by both sides, I

1) Support it

79.0

79.1

78.9

2) Oppose it

17.9

17.1

19.4

3) No Opinion/ Don't know

3.1

3.8

1.7

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

43) 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

55.0

56.9

51.7

2) Oppose

40.7

38.7

44.2

3) Don’t Know /No answer

4.3

4.4

4.1

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Definitely yes

26.0

19.7

36.8

2) Yes

42.9

46.9

36.2

3) No

24.5

28.4

18.0

4) Definitely no

3.9

2.4

6.4

5) Don’t Know /No answer

2.7

2.6

2.7

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

45) And what do the majority of Palestinians think on this issue? Does the majority think, or does not think, that armed confrontations have so far helped achieve Palestinian rights in a way that negotiations could not?

1) Most Palestinians think armed confrontations have helped

62.1

57.1

70.7

2) Most Palestinians do not think armed confrontations have helped

29.8

33.9

22.8

3) DK/NA

8.1

9.0

6.4

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

46) 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

15.8

15.1

17.0

2) Support

56.3

60.1

49.7

3) Oppose

21.1

19.4

24.0

4) Strongly oppose

5.3

3.6

8.3

5) DN/NA

1.4

1.7

1.0

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

47) 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

42.7

36.7

53.1

2) Only in many generations to come

17.2

17.1

17.6

3) Only in the next generation

12.4

16.3

5.6

4) Only in the next decade

5.9

7.7

2.9

5) On the next few years

13.8

14.5

12.4

6) No Opinion /Don’t know

8.0

7.7

8.5

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

48) 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 that 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:

48-1 Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1) Strongly support

25.8

26.2

25.0

2) Support

58.2

58.8

57.2

3) Oppose

12.2

12.1

12.4

4) Strongly oppose

3.0

2.2

4.3

5) DN/NA

0.8

0.7

1.0

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

48-2 Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1) Strongly support

16.5

16.1

17.1

2) Support

50.0

50.4

49.2

3) Oppose

27.6

28.5

26.0

4) Strongly oppose

4.4

3.6

5.8

5) DN/NA

1.6

1.4

1.9

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

48-3 Create joint political institutions (such as a parliament. designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1) Strongly support

6.0

7.1

4.1

2) Support

25.0

26.9

21.7

3) Oppose

50.6

52.0

48.3

4) Strongly oppose

14.4

10.0

21.9

5) DN/NA

4.0

4.1

3.9

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

48-4 Take legal measures against incitement against Israel

1) Strongly support

4.3

4.9

3.3

2) Support

29.0

27.3

32.0

3) Oppose

48.4

51.7

42.6

4) Strongly oppose

15.4

12.7

20.0

5) DN/NA

2.9

3.4

2.1

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

48-5 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

2.6

0.2

2) Support

7.4

9.4

4.1

3) Oppose

49.2

55.5

38.5

4) Strongly oppose

39.5

30.1

55.7

5) DN/NA

2.1

2.4

1.4

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Haidar Abdul Shafi

9.9

8.5

12.4

2) Yasser Arafat

49.2

46.6

53.7

3) Others (specify ---- )

4.5

4.7

4.1

4) None of the above

25.0

26.2

22.9

5) I will not participate

10.5

13.1

6.0

6) No Opinion / Don't Know

0.9

1.0

0.8

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Saeb Erikat

9.3

9.1

9.7

2) Hanan Ashrawi

4.7

5.5

3.3

3) Haidar Abdul Shafi

6.4

4.7

9.3

4) Farouq Kaddomi

3.6

3.8

3.3

5) Marwan Bargouthi

25.4

24.4

27.3

6) Ahmad Quarai’

5.7

6.7

3.9

7) Mahmoud Abbas

3.0

3.0

2.9

8) Mohammad Dahlan

3.6

1.0

8.1

9) No one, will decide later

22.9

23.3

22.3

10) I will not participate

10.1

12.7

5.6

11) Others (--------------)

3.0

4.1

1.2

12) No Opinion / Don't Know

2.2

1.7

3.1

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

51) In your opinion, is there a freedom for the press in our country?

1) Yes

20.2

19.4

21.5

2) To some extent

37.0

38.1

35.1

3) No

40.0

39.9

40.1

4) DK/NA

2.8

2.5

3.3

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

52) In your opinion, can people in the West Bank and Gaza today criticize the PA without fear?

1) yes

50.2

47.5

55.0

2) no

45.4

47.4

41.9

3) DK/NA

4.4

5.2

3.1

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

53) If you want to evaluate the status of democracy and human rights in the Palestinian Authority, you would say it is:

1) very good

3.9

4.9

2.3

2) good

20.8

23.7

15.7

3) not good and not bad

27.0

24.9

30.6

4) bad

26.2

26.4

25.8

5) very bad

19.5

17.5

22.9

6) DK/NA

2.6

2.5

2.7

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Yes

86.7

86.6

87.0

2) No

7.0

7.7

5.8

3) Don’t Know /No answer

6.3

5.8

7.2

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) Will increase

51.9

50.1

55.0

2) Will remain as it is

14.4

17.1

9.7

3) Will decrease

25.5

24.7

27.0

4) No opinion /Don't know

8.2

8.1

8.3

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

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

1) PPP

0.8

0.7

0.8

2) PFLP

2.6

2.8

2.3

3) Fateh

27.5

27.9

26.9

4) Hamas

24.0

21.4

28.5

5) DFLP

0.9

1.2

0.4

6) Islamic Jihad

5.7

6.7

3.9

7) Fida

0.1

0.1

0.0

8) Independent Islamists

5.4

5.5

5.2

9) Independent Nationalists

6.1

7.4

3.7

10) None of the above

25.8

25.5

26.4

11) Other, specify ------  

1.2

0.8

1.9

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

57) An Israeli court has completed the trial of Marwan Barghouti (member of the PLC and Fateh’s Secretary General) and sentenced him to several life sentences. How in your view did the trial affect the image of Barghouti?

1) Did not affect it positively or negatively

25.6

31.7

15.1

2) I see him more qualified to be a Palestinian leader

66.6

58.8

80.2

3) I see him less qualified to be a Palestinian leader

4.1

5.3

2.1

4) DK/NA

3.7

4.3

2.7

 

Total%

West  Bank%

Gaza Strip%

58) During the last few months, Israel has assassinated tow of Hamas leaders, Shaykh Ahmad Yasin and Dr. Abdul Aziz Rantisi. Now after the passing of several months, would you say these assassinations have weakened or strengthened Hamas so far?

1) Strengthened Hamas

36.0

34.4

38.6

2) Weakened Hamas

39.1

40.6

36.4

3) Did not affect Hamas

21.9

21.6

22.3

4) DK/NA

3.1

3.4

2.7

 

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