PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 17 Poll 17 full

PSR Poll No. (17)

07-09 September 2005

 

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West Bank

Gaza Strip

00 ) From among the following satellite news stations, which one you watched most during the last two months?

1) al Arabia

6.5

5.9

7.6

2) al Jazeera

63.2

62.3

64.9

3) al Hurra

0.3

0.1

0.6

4) al Manar

6.9

8.0

4.8

5) Palestine TV

7.2

5.5

10.3

6) Do not watch TV

6.7

6.4

7.1

7) others

3.1

4.3

1.1

8) Do not have a dish

6.0

7.3

3.6

9) DK/NA

0.1

0.2

0.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

1) With regard to the upcoming parliamentary elections, what are your expectations regarding the outcome of these elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council? Who are the likely winners, those nominated by Hamas, Fateh, the Left, Independents, or those nominated by their families?

1) Fateh candidates

49.4

50.3

47.7

2) Hamas and Islamic Jihad candidates

32.4

30.9

35.1

3) leftest candidates (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

1.0

1.3

0.4

4) Independent candidates

2.8

3.3

1.9

5) family candidates

2.3

2.8

1.5

6) Other candidates

0.7

0.6

0.8

7) DK/NA

11.4

10.8

12.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

2) Do you intend to participate in the upcoming legislative elections?

1) Yes

74.2

72.6

77.01

2) No

24.0

25.1

21.8

3) DK/NA

1.8

2.2

1.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

3) If you participate in the legislative elections and if you were asked to vote to election or factional lists, to which of the following would you vote?

1) Hamas and Islamic Jihad list/s

30.2

28.8

32.8

2) Fateh list

47.4

47.7

47.0

3) leftest list (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

2.6

3.4

1.1

4) New lists that might include independents and others

6.0

6.6

4.8

5) Other lists (specify: ------- )

2.7

2.8

2.4

6) DK/NA

11.1

10.6

11.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

4)From among the following factors, which one is the most important in determining your vote for one list against another?

1) the political party or faction it belongs to

18.9

15.7

24.7

2) The ability of the list to reach a peace agreement with Israel

14.0

15.4

11.6

3) The ability of the list to insure the continuation of the intifada

3.7

4.0

3.0

4) The ability of the list to improve economic conditions

14.7

14.2

15.6

5) The ability of the list to fight corruption and implement reform measures

23.5

23.1

24.2

6) The ability of the list to enforce law and order

8.0

9.1

5.9

7) The ability of the list to protect national unity

9.5

10.9

7.0

8) The ability of the list to protect refugee rights in negotiations

6.2

6.0

6.5

 

1.5

1.5

1.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

5) The following is a list of problems confronting the Palestinians today, tell us which one is the most important problem?

1) Spread of unemployment and poverty

40.0

35.5

48.6

2) The continuation of the occupation and its daily practices

25.4

30.3

16.2

3) Internal anarchy/ chaos

8.3

8.2

8.4

4) The spread of corruption and lack of internal reforms

25.1

24.5

26.3

5) Others (specify--- )

0.5

0.7

0.2

6) DK/NA

0.6

0.8

0.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

6)If we looked at the following political factions/ parties, which one is the most able to:

6-1) Improving economic conditions

1) Hamas/Islamic Jihad

31.2

28.1

37.1

2) Fateh

46.2

48.0

42.9

3) leftest list (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

2.4

3.4

0.6

4) New lists that might include independents and others

7.6

8.1

6.7

5) others (specify ---- )

12.5

12.4

12.6

 

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West Bank

Gaza Strip

6-2) Fighting corruption and implementing reforms

1) Hamas/Islamic Jihad

45.7

42.8

51.2

2) Fateh

37.1

37.6

36.2

3) leftest list (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

2.4

3.5

0.4

4) New lists that might include independents and others

6.3

7.3

4.4

5) others (specify ---- )

8.5

8.9

7.8

 

Total

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Gaza Strip

6-3) Pushing the peace process forward

1) Hamas/Islamic Jihad

21.3

19.5

24.7

2) Fateh

63.7

64.5

62.2

3) leftest list (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

2.2

2.8

1.1

4) New lists that might include independents and others

4.4

4.8

3.6

5) others (specify ---- )

8.4

8.3

8.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

6-4) Insuring the continuation of Intifada

1) Hamas/Islamic Jihad

61.5

59.2

65.9

2) Fateh

24.4

26.3

20.8

3) leftest list (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

1.9

2.5

0.8

4) New lists that might include independents and others

3.1

2.7

3.8

5) others (specify ---- )

9.1

9.3

8.6

 

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Gaza Strip

6-5) protecting national unity

1) Hamas/Islamic Jihad

36.2

35.2

38.2

2) Fateh

44.3

43.9

44.9

3) leftest list (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

3.3

4.1

1.7

4) New lists that might include independents and others

5.5

5.7

5.1

5) others (specify ---- )

10.7

11.0

10.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

6-6) Protecting refugee rights in negotiations

1) Hamas/Islamic Jihad

37.4

38.3

35.8

2) Fateh

44.4

41.8

49.3

3) leftest list (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

2.8

4.0

0.4

4) New lists that might include independents and others

4.0

4.2

3.8

5) others (specify ---- )

11.4

11.8

10.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

6-7) Enforcing law and order

1) Hamas/Islamic Jihad

30.9

29.6

33.5

2) Fateh

53.5

52.8

54.7

3) leftest list (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

2.0

2.5

1.1

4) New lists that might include independents and others

4.2

4.9

2.9

5) others (specify ---- )

9.4

10.2

7.8

 

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West Bank

Gaza Strip

7)Are you satisfied or not satisfied with the performance of Mahmud Abbas since his election as president of the PA?

1) very satisfied

11.3

10.2

13.5

2) satisfied

52.2

51.0

54.5

3) not satisfied

23.0

24.3

20.4

4) not satisfied at all

9.4

9.6

8.8

5) DK/NA

4.1

4.8

2.7

 

 

 

 

8) If new presidential elections were to take place in the PA, whom do you prefere to see president of the PA?

1) Mahmoud Abbas

43.5

42.6

45.2

2) Mahoud Zahhar

20.8

20.5

21.4

3) Mustafa Barghouti

18.9

19.5

17.6

4) Others

6.3

7.2

4.6

5) No Opinion/ Don't know

10.5

10.2

11.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

9) And if you were to select a vice president, whom would you choose?

1) Mahmoud Zahhar

13.5

13.0

14.3

2) Mohammad Dahlan

9.1

5.2

16.4

3) Marwan Barghouti

23.8

26.5

18.7

4) Mustafa Barghouti

8.8

9.1

8.2

5) Ahmad Qurií

5.6

6.3

4.4

6) Ismael Haneyeh

13.3

11.0

17.6

7) Saeb Erikat

6.2

7.6

3.6

8) Farouq Qaddomi

8.1

9.6

5.3

9) Others

2.3

3.0

0.8

10) No Opinion /Donít know

9.4

8.7

10.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

10) What do you expect to happen to the Gaza Strip after the Israeli withdrawal? Will it become a big prison? Or will it become open to the world and movement or its residents free?

1) certainly it will be become a big prison

32.7

36.4

25.8

2) thinks it will become a big prison

24.0

24.3

23.5

3) think it will become open and movement free

28.7

24.9

35.7

4) certainly it will become open and movement free

4.4

3.5

6.1

5) Will remain as it is

5.9

7.5

2.9

6) DK/NA

4.2

3.4

5.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

11) And what about economic conditions in the Gaza Strip? Will they become better or worse after Israeli withdrawal?

1) certainly better

11.5

10.7

13.2

2) better

52.0

50.3

55.0

3) worse

17.5

20.3

12.4

4) certainly worse

7.2

7.2

7.1

5) Will remain as it is

8.6

9.3

7.1

6) DK/NA

3.2

2.2

5.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

12) And what about the peace process after the Israeli withdrawal? Will it become stronger or weaker?

1) certainly stronger

8.9

7.1

12.4

2) better

47.8

46.4

50.4

3) weaker

22.3

23.1

20.8

4) certainly weaker

4.4

4.7

3.8

5) Will remain the same

12.6

14.1

9.7

5) DK/NA

4.0

4.6

2.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

13) What do you think will happen to the link between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip? Will movement between the two areas become better or worse?

1) certainly better

11.8

10.2

14.7

2) better

44.9

44.3

46.0

3) worse

18.2

17.5

19.5

4) certainly worse

5.1

5.5

4.4

5) Will remain the same

15.6

18.5

10.1

5) DK/NA

4.5

4.0

5.3

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

14) Do you expect the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip to be full whereby Israel withdraws from the border strip with Egypt and the Rafah crossing? Or do you expect it to be partial whereby Israeli army remain in these areas?

1) certainly it will be full

12.1

8.9

18.3

2) think it will be full

22.3

19.3

27.9

3) think it will be partial

42.5

44.5

38.7

4) certainly it will be partial

20.1

23.5

13.7

5) DK/NA

3.0

3.8

1.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

15) How do you see the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip? Do you see it or do not you see it as the beginning of the end of the occupation and the establishment of the state?

1) certainly see it as the beginning

16.9

11.4

27.2

2) see it as the beginning

38.4

37.8

39.5

3) do not see it as the beginning

32.5

36.4

25.1

4) certainly do not see it as the beginning

9.7

11.4

6.3

5) DK/NA

2.6

2.9

1.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16) If the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip is full, would you in this case support or oppose a declaration of the establishment of a Palestinian state on the boundaries of 1967 that would start in the Gaza Strip and gradually extend to the West Bank?

1) certainly support

17.3

15.2

21.2

2) support

56.0

58.1

51.9

3) oppose

17.0

17.2

16.8

4) certainly oppose

8.2

7.6

9.2

5)DK/NA

1.5

1.9

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

17) After the completion of the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, do you expect or do not expect to see internal infighting among armed groups in the Strip?

1) certainly expect infighting

17.4

14.5

22.9

2) expect infighting

42.4

43.4

40.3

3) do not expect infighting

32.8

34.7

29.4

4) certainly do not expect infighting

4.8

4.8

4.6

5) DK/NA

2.6

2.6

2.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

18) Now that the first two phases of the local elections have taken place, what do you expect to happen in the next phases in September and December of this year? Who are the likely winners, those nominated by Hamas, Fateh, the Left, Independents, or those nominated by their families?

1) Fateh candidates

44.4

46.9

39.9

2) Hamas and Islamic Jihad candidates

41.0

36.8

48.9

3) leftest candidates (PFLP, DFLP, PPP, and al Mobadara-the Initiative )

1.2

1.6

0.4

4) Independent candidates

3.4

3.8

2.5

5) family candidates

2.9

3.9

0.8

6) Other candidates

0.8

0.8

0.8

7) DK/NA

6.4

6.3

6.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

19)Do you see Sharon's plan to evacuate the Israeli settlements from Gaza as a victory for the Palestinian armed struggle against Israel or don't you see it as a victory?

1) Definitely this is a Palestinian victory

50.0

42.7

63.7

2) Think this is a Palestinian victory

34.4

37.7

28.2

3) Think this is not a Palestinian victory

11.1

13.9

5.9

4) Definitely this is not a Palestinian victory

3.9

4.9

1.9

5) DK/NA

0.7

0.8

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

20)And how do you think most Palestinians see Sharon's plan to evacuate the Israeli settlements from Gaza? Do most Palestinians see it or don't see it as a victory for the Palestinian armed struggle?

1) Most Palestinians see it as a victory for the Palestinians

83.7

81.2

88.4

2) Most Palestinians don't see it as a victory for the Palestinians

13.5

15.7

9.5

3) DK/NA

2.8

3.1

2.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

21) And how do most Israelis see Sharon's plan to evacuate the Israeli settlements from Gaza? Do most Israelis see it or do not see it as a victory for the Palestinians?

1) Most Israelis see it as a victory for the Palestinians

52.3

50.9

55.0

1) Most Israelis do not see it as a victory for the Palestinians

43.9

45.4

41.2

3) DK/NA

3.7

3.7

3.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22)How would you evaluate the capacity of the Palestinian Authority to control matters in the Gaza Strip after Israelís disengagement there?

1) High capacity

27.5

23.5

35.2

2) Reasonable capacity

45.6

46.9

43.2

3) Low capacity

17.1

19.3

13.1

4) no capacity at all

8.1

9.1

6.1

5) DK/NA

1.7

1.2

2.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

23) What do you expect to happen with the settlements in the West Bank, in the coming years??

1) Most settlements will be evacuated

9.7

9.5

10.1

2) Some settlements will be evacuated

29.7

27.0

34.7

3) The number of settlements will remain as it is today

6.0

5.9

6.1

4) Some settlements will be added

31.6

33.5

27.9

5) Many settlements will be added

20.1

21.3

17.9

6) DK/NA

2.9

2.7

3.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

24) If Israel disengages fully in the Gaza strip, including the evacuation of all settlements and the Philadelphi route, and if it lifts the air and sea blockade on the Gaza strip, would you under these conditions support or oppose carrying out armed attacks against Israeli targets from the Gaza Strip?

1) Definitely support

7.2

7.1

7.6

2) support

27.4

28.3

25.8

3) oppose

48.5

50.2

45.4

4) Definitely oppose

13.3

9.9

19.7

5) DK/NA

3.5

4.6

1.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

25) What do you expect to happen to the Israelis and Palestinians now after Israel evacuated all settlements in the Gaza Strip and four in the West Bank and after setting the date of January 25 for Palestinian parliamentary elections.

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

24.5

21.1

30.9

2) Negotiations will resume but some armed attacks will continue

59.7

61.2

56.9

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

11.0

12.3

8.6

4) DK/NA

4.8

5.4

3.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26) Palestinians are currently debating the issue of the collection of arms from armed Palestinian groups and factions, stipulated in the Road Map as a PA commitment. Do you support or oppose such a collection of arms?

1) Strongly support

10.9

9.5

13.4

2) support

31.3

31.4

31.1

3) oppose

39.8

40.9

37.8

4) strongly oppose

14.7

14.3

15.5

5) DK/NA

3.3

3.9

2.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

27) Who came out the winner in the ongoing armed conflict that has started in September 2000 between Israel and the Palestinians?

1) Israel

12.0

14.9

6.5

2) the Palestinians

49.0

37.0

71.4

3) Both

6.8

7.1

6.3

4) Neither

30.6

39.3

14.1

5) DK/NA

1.7

1.7

1.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

28) 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) Israel

10.7

13.6

5.3

2) the Palestinians

61.8

50.9

82.1

3) Both

3.1

3.5

2.3

4) Neither

20.8

27.8

7.8

5) DK/NA

3.6

4.2

2.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

29) 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) Israel

47.3

49.4

43.3

2) the Palestinians

30.4

24.0

42.4

3) Both

2.9

3.0

2.5

4) Neither

13.5

18.1

5.0

5) DK/NA

5.9

5.5

6.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

30) Do you support or oppose the current mutual cease fire with Israel?

1) Definitely support††

18.8

17.5

21.2

2) Support

58.0

59.2

55.9

3) Oppose

18.8

18.8

18.7

4) Definitely oppose

2.9

2.9

2.9

5) DK/NA

1.5

1.6

1.3

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

31) In his speech in front of the PLC, president Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazin) said that after the end of the occupation of the Gaza Strip, there will be only one armed force, that of the PA. After the completion of the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, do you support or oppose collection of arms from armed factions in the Gaza Strip so that the only armed force in Gaza would be that of the Palestinian security services?

1) certainly support

19.7

17.8

23.1

2) support

40.4

41.8

37.8

3) oppose

28.7

30.0

26.3

4) certainly oppose

8.3

7.3

10.1

5) DK/NA

2.9

3.0

2.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

32)If a peace agreement is reached, and a Palestinian state is established and recognized by Israel, would you support or oppose the efforts to reach full reconciliation between Israel and the Palestinian state?

1) Would strongly support

14.1

13.3

15.5

2) Would support

60.6

62.6

56.9

3) Would oppose

18.1

16.9

20.4

4) Would strongly oppose

5.5

5.0

6.3

5) DK/NA

1.7

2.1

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

33) If a peace agreement is reached and a Palestinian state is established and recognized by Israel, how soon do you think full reconciliation between the two people will be achieved?

1) Reconciliation is not possible ever

42.2

39.3

47.7

2) Only in many generations to come

21.1

21.5

20.4

3) Only in the next generation

11.9

13.0

9.9

4) Only in the next decade

5.9

6.6

4.4

5) In the next few years

12.1

12.2

11.8

6) DK/NA

6.8

7.3

5.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

34) In your opinion, is lasting peace possible between Israelis and Palestinians?

1) Definitely possible

1.8

1.5

2.3

2) Possible

27.1

28.0

25.4

3) Impossible

44.8

48.0

38.9

4) Definitely impossible

25.2

21.4

32.4

5) DK/NA

1.1

1.1

1.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

35) And what about the majority of Israelis, do they, in your opinion, believe that lasting peace is possible between Israelis and Palestinians?

1) Definitely they do

2.6

1.7

4.2

2) They do

24.7

26.4

21.6

3) They do not

50.3

52.5

46.2

4) Definitely they do not

17.7

14.5

23.7

5) DK/NA

4.7

4.9

4.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

36) After reaching a peace agreement and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, the following are steps that may be taken in order to enhance normalization between the state of Israel and a Palestinian state. For each of the suggested steps please tell me whether you support or oppose it:

36-1) Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1) Strongly Support

31.4

29.8

34.2

2) Support

55.8

57.8

51.9

3) Oppose

9.4

9.1

9.9

4) Strongly Oppose

2.6

2.1

3.6

5) DK/NA

0.8

1.0

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

36-2) Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1) Strongly Support

21.6

19.8

25.0

2) Support

48.8

49.5

47.5

3) Oppose

24.7

25.0

24.2

4) Strongly Oppose

3.7

4.3

2.5

5) DK/NA

1.2

1.5

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

36-3) Create joint political institutions designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1) Strongly Support

8.2

6.8

10.7

2) Support

27.3

28.1

25.8

3) Oppose

48.0

47.6

48.5

4) Strongly Oppose

13.4

13.9

12.4

5) DK/NA

3.1

3.5

2.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

36-4) Take legal measures against incitement against the Israelis

1) Strongly Support

5.9

4.3

8.8

2) Support

32.3

33.0

30.9

3) Oppose

45.0

44.4

46.1

4) Strongly Oppose

13.3

14.1

11.8

5) DK/NA

3.6

4.3

2.3

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

36-5) Adopt a school curriculum that recognizes Israel and teaches school children not to demand return of all Palestine to the Palestinians

1) Strongly Support

1.8

1.3

2.7

2) Support

8.0

7.8

8.2

3) Oppose

48.6

51.5

43.3

4) Strongly Oppose

39.4

37.0

43.9

5) DK/NA

2.2

2.4

1.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

37) And on a personal level, would you, under conditions of peace, invite a Israeli colleague or acquaintance to visit you in your home?

1) definitely yes

5.0

5.3

4.4

2) Yes

27.9

30.8

22.5

3) No

40.5

43.4

35.1

4) Definitely no

25.6

19.1

37.8

5) DK/NA

1.0

1.5

0.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

38) And would you, under conditions of peace, visit an Israeli colleague or acquaintance in his home?

1) Definitely yes

5.6

5.4

5.9

2) Yes

27.3

30.4

21.4

3) No

40.9

43.5

35.9

4) Definitely no

25.2

19.1

36.6

5) DK/NA

1.1

1.6

0.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

39) Concerning armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, IÖ.

1) Strongly support

10.3

7.3

16.0

2) Support

27.5

26.2

30.0

3) Oppose

52.3

55.9

45.6

4) Strongly oppose

7.5

7.9

6.9

5) DK/NA

2.3

2.8

1.5

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40) Do you believe that armed confrontations so far has helped achieved Palestinian national and political rights in ways that negotiations could not achieve?

1) Definitely yes††††

24.1

18.8

34.0

2) Yes

48.8

48.7

49.2

3) No

22.2

26.1

14.9

4) Definitely no

3.1

4.1

1.3

5) DK/NA

1.7

2.2

0.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) Yes

86.9

85.7

89.3

2) No††

8.9

9.9

7.1

3) DK/NA

4.2

4.5

3.6

 

 

 

 

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

1) Will increase†††

47.7

48.2

46.8

2) Will remain as it is

13.2

15.4

9.2

3) will decrease

33.3

30.2

38.8

4) DK/NA

5.8

6.1

5.2

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) Completely assured

4.5

0.8

11.4

2) Assured

31.0

24.6

43.2

3) Not assured††

50.9

58.4

36.8

4) Not assured at all

13.3

15.8

8.6

5) DK/NA

0.3

0.4

0.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

44) How would you evaluate the current status of democracy and human rights in the Palestinian Authority? Would you say it is:

1) Very good

4.1

3.7

4.8

2) Good

28.1

27.8

28.6

3) Fair

28.7

29.0

28.2

4) Bad

22.9

23.2

22.3

5) Very bad

15.1

14.8

15.8

6) DK/NA

1.1

1.5

0.4

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

45) After holding legislative elections in July, whom do you prefer to see as a prime minister?

1) Marwan Barghouti

30.1

32.3

26.1

2) Mahmoud Zahhar

22.3

21.0

24.8

3) Ahmad Quraií

8.0

8.6

6.9

4) Mohammad Dahlan

7.7

3.5

15.5

5) Mustafa Braghouti

16.8

19.0

12.6

6) Others, --------------

4.5

5.7

2.1

7) No Opinion /Donít know

10.6

9.9

12.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

46) What do you think would happen now if firing rockets at Israeli towns continued from the Gaza Strip after the completion of the Israeli withdrawal from the Strip?

1) Israel would reoccupy the Strip and stay in it

28.8

31.0

24.8

2) Israel would carry out a big military operation in the Strip and then withdraw from it

57.3

55.9

59.9

3) Israel will seek to stop the firing of the rockets by diplomatic, not military means

9.9

8.5

12.4

4) DK/NA

4.0

4.6

2.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

47) If a Palestinian-Israeli agreement is reached on new Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank including more evacuation of settlements as part of the agreement, would you support or oppose allowing settlers wishing to live under Palestinian rule?

1) Certainly support

2.9

2.8

3.2

2) support

23.2

27.4

15.3

3) oppose

47.1

48.7

44.1

4) certainly oppose

24.9

18.7

36.6

5) DN/NA

1.8

2.4

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

48) The US, Russia, the European Community and the UN, the so called "Quartet", have put forward a "Roadmap" for the implementation of a final settlement within 3 years. The plan includes political reforms in the Palestinian Authority, including a constitution and election of a strong Prime Minister, stopping the incitement and violence on both sides under the Quartet's supervision, a freeze on settlements and the establishment of a Palestinian State within provisional borders. The next phase will see negotiations on the final borders under the auspices of an international conference. Do you support or oppose this initiative?

1) Strongly support

5.4

2.8

10.3

2) Support

51.2

52.5

48.7

3) Oppose

31.2

32.2

29.2

4) Strongly oppose

8.7

8.5

9.0

5) Donít know/No answer

3.5

3.9

2.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

49) There are two approaches to solving the conflict with the Palestinians: A solution in stages over several years or a comprehensive agreement on all issues at once.

A solution in stages allows to better verify the other sideís compliance but creates an incentive for the disruption of the process along the way.

A comprehensive solution of all issues at onceis less efficient in terms of the verification of the other sideís compliance but decreases the chances that the process will fail along the way. Which approach do you prefer?

1) A solution in stages over several years

25.1

21.9

31.1

2) A comprehensive solution of all issues at once

68.8

71.6

63.4

3) (Do not read) Donít prefer any of these approaches

2.6

2.7

2.5

4) (Do not read) Not interested in an agreement

1.5

1.7

1.1

5) (Do not read) DK/NA

2.0

2.1

1.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

50) And if talks begin about a comprehensive solution to all problems at once, do you think it is possible or impossible to reach now a comprehensive compromise settlement with the current Sharon government?

1) Definitely possible

3.1

2.6

4.0

2) Think it is possible

26.7

26.1

27.7

3) Think it is impossible

51.7

53.3

48.7

4) Definitely impossible

16.1

15.2

17.9

5) DK/NA

2.4

2.8

1.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

51) And if a compromise settlement is negotiated with the current Israeli leadership, do you think prime minister Sharon is strong enough to convince the Israeli people to accept such a compromise settlement?

1) Definitely he is

13.2

11.8

15.8

2) Think he is

39.6

40.7

37.6

3) Think he is not

34.2

35.0

32.6

4) Definitely he is not

11.0

10.3

12.2

5) DK/NA

2.0

2.1

1.9

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

52) And what about the Palestinian leadership? Is Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazin)strong enough to convince the Palestinians to accept such a compromise settlement?

1) Definitely he is

10.0

9.4

11.2

2) Think he is

39.5

40.0

38.6

3) Think he is not

38.8

40.5

35.7

4) Definitely he is not

9.7

8.3

12.2

5) DK/NA

2.0

1.8

2.3

 

 

 

 

53) How soon do you think will a political settlement between Israel and the Palestinians be achieved?

1) A political settlement is not possible ever

35.9

33.4

40.8

2) only in many generations to come

28.0

30.4

23.5

3) only in the next generation

9.7

10.1

8.8

4) only in the next decade

4.1

4.3

3.8

5) in the next few years

16.0

16.4

15.3

6) DK/NA

6.2

5.4

7.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

54) Many claim credit for the Israeli decision to disengage from the Gaza Strip. Tell us who among the following is the party who had the greatest credit for the Israeli dthe Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip?

1) PA

20.7

22.0

18.3

2) Hamas

40.2

39.4

41.6

3) Fateh

10.5

11.0

9.7

4) Others ----------------------

22.3

21.1

24.4

5) DK/NA

6.3

6.4

6.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

55)There is a proposal that after the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and the settlement of all issues in dispute, including the refugees and Jerusalem issues, there will be a mutual recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the Palestinian people. Do you agree or disagree to this proposal.

1) Definitely agree

9.6

9.0

10.7

2) Agree

53.7

56.6

48.3

3) Disagree

24.5

24.7

24.2

4) Definitely disagree

10.3

7.3

16.0

5) DK/NA

1.8

2.4

0.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

56) And what is the Palestinian majority opinion on this issue? Do most Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza support or oppose 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

52.7

55.2

48.1

2) Majority opposes

39.7

37.0

44.9

5) DK/NA

7.6

7.9

7.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

57) And what is the Israeli majority opinion on this issue? Do most Israelis support or oppose 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

42.8

42.0

44.3

2) Majority opposes

48.2

48.5

47.7

5) DK/NA

8.9

9.5

7.8

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

58) And what is the majority opinion on this issue among Israeli Arabs? Do most Israeli Arabs support or oppose 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

64.4

66.3

60.8

2) Majority opposes

26.1

24.5

29.1

5) DK/NA

9.5

9.2

10.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

59) Do you expect Israel to carry out further unilateral disengagements from additional areas in the West Bank in the future?

1) certainly it will

11.1

9.6

13.9

2) it will

48.4

48.4

49.6

3) it will not

28.5

31.0

23.7

4) certainly it will not

7.0

6.5

7.8

5) DK/NA

4.7

4.5

5.0

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

60) If Israel does carry out further unilateral disengagement from additional Palestinian areas in the West Bank, would you welcome or not welcome such a step?

1) Definitely welcome

8.3

7.3

10.3

2) welcome

28.5

27.2

31.1

3) not welcome

46.1

47.6

43.3

4) Definitely not welcome

9.9

9.9

10.1

5) DK/NA

7.1

8.1

5.3

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

61) There is a talk about the PA building new cities and neighborhoods in the evacuated areas in the Gaza Strip after the completion of the Israeli withdrawal, with funding coming from UAE and Saudi Arabia. If such construction is to take place, do you wish to leave your current home and move to the new areas if this was available to you?

1) Definitely will move

6.4

1.9

14.7

2) will move

11.2

9.9

13.7

3) will not move

47.7

50.0

43.4

4) Definitely will not move

33.1

36.1

27.6

5) DK/NA

1.5

2.0

0.6

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

62) In your view, what was the single most important factor in the Israeli decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip?

1) Attacks by Palestinian resistance

57.0

50.4

69.3

2) Israeli wish to strengthen settlements in the West Bank

13.1

15.2

9.2

3) an attempt to derail the peace process, especially the Road Map

10.7

10.6

10.9

4) Get rid of one an a quarter million Palestinians to insure a Jewish majority

15.2

19.3

7.6

5) others (specify ----)

0.9

0.7

1.3

6) DK/NA

3.1

3.8

1.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

63) During the years of the intifada, have you participated in acts of resistance or opposition against occupation?

1) Yes

37.7

33.8

44.8

2) No

57.7

60.6

52.4

3) DK/NA

4.6

5.6

2.7

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

1) PPP

0.7

0.7

0.6

2) PFLP

2.2

2.6

1.5

3) Fateh

38.5

37.8

39.9

4) Hamas

27.3

25.0

31.7

5) DFLP

0.9

1.0

0.6

6) Islamic Jihad

3.7

3.7

3.8

7) National Inititiative (Mubadara)

0.8

1.1

0.2

8) Independent Islamists

3.2

3.6

2.5

9) Independent Nationalists

4.9

5.4

4.0

10)None of the above

16.6

17.8

14.5

11) Other, specify ------††

1.1

1.3

0.6

 

 

 

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