PSR - Survey Research Unit: Poll No. 22 - Main Results in Numbers PSR POll No. 22 - Main results in numbers

PSR Poll No. 22

December 2006

 

 

Total

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

4.5

4.0

5.5

 

2) Al Jazeera

72.0

73.0

70.3

 

3) Al Hurra

0.2

0.2

0.2

 

4) Al Manar

5.9

7.8

2.7

 

5) Palestine TV

6.5

4.7

9.5

 

6) Do not watch TV

4.8

4.1

6.2

 

7) Others

2.3

1.8

3.1

 

8) Do not have a dish

3.7

4.4

2.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

01)

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

 

1) Very satisfied

4.6

4.5

4.9

 

2) Satisfied

35.2

34.3

36.8

 

3) Not satisfied

38.9

37.6

41.1

 

4) not satisfied at all

16.6

17.4

15.4

 

5) DK/NA

4.6

6.2

1.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

02)

If new presidential elections are to take place today, and Mahmud Abbas was nominated by Fateh and Ismail Haniyeh was nominated by Hamas, whom would you vote for?

 

1) Mahmoud Abbas

45.7

47.0

43.7

 

2) Ismael Haneyyeh

45.3

42.7

49.2

 

3 DK/NA

9.0

10.3

7.1

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

03)

And if the competition was between Marwan Barghouti representing Fateh and Khalid Mishaíal representing Hams, whom would you vote for?

 

1) Marwan Barghouti

56.8

56.4

57.5

 

2) Khalid Mishaíal

35.8

35.0

37.0

 

3) No Opinion/ Donít know

7.4

8.6

5.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

04)

Are you satisfied or not satisfied with the performance of the Hamas government in the following areas:

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

04-1

Enforce law and order and end anarchy

 

1) Highly satisfied

2.8

2.9

2.6

 

2) Satisfied

23.9

21.9

27.4

 

3) Not satisfied

49.6

49.2

50.3

 

4) Not satisfied at all

19.8

20.3

18.8

 

5) DK/NA

3.9

5.6

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

04-2

Carry out reforms and fight corruption

 

1) Highly satisfied

4.5

4.4

4.7

 

2) Satisfied

30.3

27.2

35.8

 

3) Not satisfied

45.4

46.6

43.2

 

4) Not satisfied at all

15.7

16.1

15.1

 

5) DK/NA

4.1

5.8

1.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

04-3

Reduce constraints of occupation and confront settlements and the wall

 

1) Highly satisfied

2.7

2.9

2.4

 

2) Satisfied

23.4

20.2

28.9

 

3) Not satisfied

51.6

52.3

50.4

 

4) Not satisfied at all

18.2

19.0

16.9

 

5) DK/NA

4.1

5.6

1.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

04-4

Improve economic conditions such as solving the salary problem and fight poverty

 

1) Highly satisfied

2.3

2.7

1.6

 

2) Satisfied

20.2

18.1

23.9

 

3) Not satisfied

49.5

48.9

50.6

 

4) Not satisfied at all

23.8

24.6

22.4

 

5) DK/NA

4.1

5.6

1.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

04-5

The overall performance of the government

 

1) Highly satisfied

3.4

3.7

3.0

 

2) Satisfied

29.5

26.8

34.3

 

3) Not satisfied

44.8

45.0

44.6

 

4) Not satisfied at all

17.5

18.2

16.3

 

5) DK/NA

4.7

6.4

1.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

05)

Now that efforts to form a national unity government, in which Fateh, Hamas, and other factions and parties would participate, have failed, do you agree or disagree with the demand that the government led by Hamas should resign?

 

1) Certainly agree

16.5

15.7

17.9

 

2) Agree

31.2

31.4

30.9

 

3) Disagree

33.0

32.1

34.7

 

4) Certainly disagree

13.6

13.7

13.4

 

5) DK/NA

5.6

7.1

3.1

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

06)

President Mahmud Abbas said that talks to form a national unity government have reached a dead end and that he is studies various options. Tell us if you agree or disagree with the following options:

6-1)

Go to new presidential and parliamentary elections

 

1) Certainly agree

14.1

14.3

13.7

 

2) Agree

46.4

48.3

42.9

 

3) Disagree

26.3

21.2

35.1

 

4) Certainly disagree

10.3

12.0

7.4

 

5) DK/NA

3.0

4.2

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

6-2)

Dismiss the current government and appoint a new non Hamas prime minister

 

1) Certainly agree

10.3

10.4

10.2

 

2) Agree

42.4

42.6

42.1

 

3) Disagree

34.6

32.4

38.4

 

4) Certainly disagree

9.0

9.7

7.8

 

5) DK/NA

3.7

5.0

1.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

6-3)

Declare a state of emergency and form an emergency government

 

1) Certainly agree

7.7

8.3

6.6

 

2) Agree

45.0

46.4

42.5

 

3) Disagree

33.9

30.2

40.2

 

4) Certainly disagree

8.7

8.5

9.1

 

5) DK/NA

4.8

6.6

1.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

6-4)

Conduct a referendum on dissolving the parliament and conducting early parliamentary elections

 

1) Certainly agree

12.8

12.4

13.4

 

2) Agree

54.0

56.1

50.4

 

3) Disagree

23.0

19.3

29.5

 

4) Certainly disagree

7.3

8.1

5.9

 

5) DK/NA

3.0

4.1

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

07)

Hamas believes that PA president does not have the right to issue a decree calling for early legislative elections while Fateh believes that the president has the right to do so. What do you say?

 

1) definitely has the right

15.2

15.6

14.5

 

2) has the right

40.7

39.5

42.8

 

3) does not have the right

28.6

26.8

31.8

 

4) definitely does not have the right

9.0

9.7

7.8

 

5) DK/NA

6.4

8.4

3.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

08)

If the president called for early legislative elections and Hamas asked you to boycott those elections while Fateh asked you to participate in them, would you participate or boycott?

 

1) Definitely boycott

12.3

12.8

11.6

 

2) Boycott

22.4

20.9

24.9

 

3) Participate

44.0

43.1

45.6

 

4) Definitely participate

11.2

11.8

10.1

 

5) DK/NA

10.1

11.4

7.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

10)

 

If new elections are held today and the same lists that took part in the last PLC elections were nominated, for whom would you vote?

 

1) alternative

2.1

2.5

1.3

 

2) independent Palestine

3.0

3.5

2.1

 

3) Abu Ali Mustafa

3.6

4.0

2.8

 

4) Abu al Abbas

0.5

0.6

0.3

 

5) freedom and social justice

0.1

0.2

 

6) change and reform

35.8

31.7

42.7

 

7) national coalition for justice and democracy

0.1

0.2

0.0

 

8) third way

1.7

2.2

0.8

 

9) freedom and independence

0.5

0.8

0.0

 

10) Palestinian justice

0.4

0.6

0.0

 

11) Fateh

42.4

43.4

40.8

 

12) none of the above/ DK/NA/ Do not remember

9.9

10.4

9.1

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

11)

In general, how would you describe conditions of the Palestinians in the Palestinian areas these days?

 

1) Very good

0.2

0.1

0.2

 

2) Good

2.3

2.1

2.6

 

3) So so

6.2

5.9

6.7

 

4) Bad

26.9

29.9

21.7

 

5) Very bad

64.0

61.5

68.5

 

6) DK/NA

0.3

0.4

0.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

12)

If Israel agrees to conduct peace negotiations with a Hamas-led PA, do you think the Hamas-led PA should or should not negotiate with Israel?

 

1) certainly it should negotiate

22.7

21.7

24.4

 

2) it should negotiate

39.1

39.2

38.9

 

3) it should not negotiate

24.6

23.7

26.0

 

4) certainly it should not negotiate

9.1

9.7

8.1

 

5) DK/NA

4.6

5.8

2.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

13)

There is a proposal that after the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and the settlemnet 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 Palestinians people. Do you agree or disagree to this proposal?

 

1) Definitely agree

9.0

10.7

6.1

 

2) agree

48.7

49.9

46.6

 

3) disagree

28.1

25.6

32.5

 

4) definitely disagree

11.9

10.8

14.0

 

5) DK/NA

2.2

3.0

0.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

14)

 

 

 

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

51.7

53.6

48.3

 

2) Majority opposes

36.1

34.5

38.9

 

3) DK/NA

12.2

11.9

12.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

15)

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

44.4

41.9

48.7

 

2) Majority opposes

37.7

39.0

35.4

 

5) DK/NA

17.9

19.1

15.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16)

Generally, do you see yourself as:

 

 

 

 

1) Religious

46.8

42.5

54.4

 

2) somewhat religious

49.3

53.0

42.7

 

3) not religious

3.4

4.0

2.3

 

4) DK/NA

0.5

0.4

0.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

17)

Generally, do you see yourself as:

 

1) supportive of the peace process

68.7

64.7

75.7

 

2) opposed to the peace process

12.7

11.5

14.7

 

3) between support and opposition

17.5

22.5

8.8

 

4) DK/NA

1.1

1.2

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

18)

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

32.2

35.1

27.1

 

 

2) continuation of occupation and its daily practices

22.3

26.0

15.8

 

3) internal anarchy

20.4

16.1

27.8

 

 

4) spread of corruption and lack of internal

reforms

23.5

20.8

28.3

 

5) others (specify: ----------- )

1.4

1.7

1.0

 

6) No Opinion /Donít know

0.2

0.4

0.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

19)

Based on what you have heard or seen regarding the performance of the Executive Force, which is under the command of the interior minister and is deployed in the Gaza Strip, how do you evaluate its performance?

 

1) positive, contributing to the enforcement of law and order

29.8

22.2

43.0

 

 

2) negative, contributing to further chaos and anarchy

51.1

52.7

48.3

 

3) DK/NA

19.1

25.1

8.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

20)

If you were to look at the domestic social agenda of Hamas, particularly regarding women dress, you would say its goal is:

 

1) to impose the Islamic Sharia dress code, the Hijab, in public life

15.4

15.9

14.6

 

 

2) will not impose the Sharia dress, but will encourage women to wear it

47.3

48.8

44.7

 

3) will not interfere in the dress of women and will maintain the status quo

33.3

30.9

37.7

 

4) DK/NA

4.0

4.5

3.1

 

 

 

 

 

21)

Now after the election of Mahmud Abbas as president of the Fateh movement, do you think this will lead to:

 

1) real reform steps in the movement

28.8

29.3

27.9

 

2) no change will take place within Fateh and things will stay as they are now

31.6

30.8

32.9

 

3) there will be further deterioration in Fateh and reforms will be impeded

29.5

28.2

31.8

 

4) DK/NA

10.2

11.8

7.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22)

When Palestinians and Israelis return to final status negotiations the following items might be presented to negotiators as the elements of a permanent compromise settlement. Tell us what you think of each item then tell us what you think of all combined as one permanent status settlement

1. An Israeli withdrawal from all of the Gaza Strip and the evacuation of its settlements. But in the West Bank, Israel withdraws and evacuates settlements from most of it, with the exception of few settlement areas in less than 3% of the West Bank that would be exchanged with an equal amount of territory from Israel in accordance with the attached map {show map}.

2. An independent Palestinian state would be established in the areas from which Israel withdraws in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip; the Palestinian state will have no army, but it will have a strong security force but an international multinational force would be deployed to insure the safety and security of the state. Both sides will be committed to end all forms of violence directed against each other.

3. East Jerusalem would become the capital of the Palestinian state with Arab neighborhoods coming under Palestinian sovereignty and Jewish neighborhoods coming under Israel sovereignty. The Old City (including al Haram al Sharif) would come under Palestinian sovereignty with the exception of the Jewish Quarter and the Wailing Wall that will come under Israeli sovereignty.

4. With regard to the refugee question, both sides agree that the solution will be based on UN resolutions 194 and 242 and on the Arab peace initiative. The refugees will be given five choices for permanent residency. These are: the Palestinian state and the Israeli areas transferred to the Palestinian state in the territorial exchange mentioned above; no restrictions would be imposed on refugee return to these two areas. Residency in the other three areas (in host countries, third countries, and Israel) would be subject to the decision of the states in those areas. The number of refugees returning to Israel will be based on the average number of refugees admitted to third countries like Australia, Canada, Europe, and others. All refugees will be entitled to compensation for their "refugeehood" and loss of properties.

5. When the permanent status agreement is fully implemented, it will mean the end of the conflict and no further claims will be made by either side. The parties will recognize Palestine and Israel as the homelands of their respective peoples 6. The Palestinian state will have sovereignty over its land, water, and airspace. But Israeli will be allowed to use the Palestinian airspace for training purposes, and will maintain two early warning stations in the West Bank for 15 years. The multinational force will remain in the Palestinian state for an indefinite period of time and its responsibility will be to insure the implementation of the agreement, and to monitor territorial borders and coast of the Palestinian state including its international border crossings.

Now that you have been informed of each element of the permanentcompromise settlement, tell us what you think of each of its item. Do you agree or disagree with it.

22-1)

Item #1: withdrawal to 1967borders with territorial swap

 

1) Strongly agree

7.0

7.1

6.7

 

2) Agree

54.2

50.9

60.0

 

3) Disagree

27.0

27.8

25.5

 

4) Strongly Disagree

9.7

11.7

6.1

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

2.2

2.5

1.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22-2)

Item #2: a state without an army but with international forces

 

1) Strongly agree

2.5

2.8

2.1

 

2) Agree

25.9

26.0

25.7

 

3) Disagree

53.4

52.1

55.8

 

4) Strongly Disagree

16.7

17.4

15.4

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

1.4

1.6

1.1

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22-3)

Item #3: East Jerusalem as capital of the state of Palestine after it is divided

 

1) Strongly agree

3.2

3.9

2.0

 

2) Agree

35.8

38.6

31.0

 

3) Disagree

43.9

40.4

49.9

 

4) Strongly Disagree

15.2

14.7

16.0

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

2.0

2.4

1.1

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22-4)

Item #4: refugees with five options for permanent residence

 

1) Strongly agree

2.9

3.0

2.6

 

2) Agree

38.3

38.2

38.5

 

3) Disagree

41.2

39.1

44.9

 

4) Strongly Disagree

12.9

14.5

10.2

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

4.7

5.2

3.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22-5)

Item #5: end of conflict

 

1) Strongly agree

6.8

7.2

6.2

 

2) Agree

55.8

55.3

56.7

 

3) Disagree

25.9

25.6

26.6

 

4) Strongly Disagree

8.4

8.3

8.6

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

3.0

3.6

1.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22-6)

Item #6: a sovereign state with security arrangements

 

1) Strongly agree

3.8

3.7

4.0

 

2) Agree

37.8

36.4

40.3

 

3) Disagree

40.9

41.0

40.7

 

4) Strongly Disagree

14.5

15.2

13.2

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

3.0

3.7

1.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22-7)

Item #7: the combined elements as one permanent status settlement

 

1) Strongly agree

2.6

2.8

2.1

 

2) Agree

45.2

43.4

48.3

 

3) Disagree

37.9

38.2

37.4

 

4) Strongly Disagree

11.0

11.5

10.1

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

3.4

4.0

2.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

23)

And what is the Palestinian majority opinion on this combined package for a permanent status settlement?Do most Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza support or oppose this combined final status package?

 

1) Majority supports

46.2

43.4

51.1

 

2) Majority opposes

38.6

41.1

34.2

 

3) DK/NA

15.2

15.5

14.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

24)

And what is the Israeli majority opinion on this combined package for a permanent status settlement?Do most Israelis support or oppose this combined final status package?

 

1) Majority supports

42.8

41.9

44.4

 

2) Majority opposes

39.0

39.1

38.9

 

3) DK/NA

18.2

19.0

16.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

25)

Peopleís evaluations of the future chances of the peace process and the armed struggle vary. For example, some believe that the peace process is a failure and that only way to end the occupation is the resort to armed attacks while others believe that armed attacks are responsible for the failure of the peace process. What about you? Which of the following four views you support:

 

1) the peace process is not successful in ending occupation and should be stopped in favor of resort to armed action

20.7

20.5

21.1

 

2) the peace process should not be stopped because it still might succeed, but at the same time armed action should continue

35.8

35.1

37.0

 

3) the peace process has not failed and should be given more time and in the meanwhile armed action should be stopped

27.3

29.0

24.4

 

4) armed action is responsible for the stagnation of the peace process and if it is stopped, the peace process would make progress

10.9

10.1

12.3

 

5) DK/NA

5.3

5.4

5.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26)

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:

26-1)

Item #1: Open borders to free movement of people and goods

 

1) Strongly Support

18.4

19.1

17.1

 

2) Support

63.3

63.0

63.7

 

3) Oppose

13.3

13.8

12.3

 

4) Strongly Oppose

4.2

3.3

5.9

 

5) DK/NA

0.8

0.8

1.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26-2)

Item #2: Create joint economic institutions and ventures

 

1) Strongly Support

13.2

13.0

13.6

 

2) Support

54.8

51.6

60.4

 

3) Oppose

26.0

29.3

20.3

 

4) Strongly Oppose

4.9

4.9

5.0

 

5) DK/NA

1.1

1.3

0.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26-3)

Item #3: Create joint political institutions designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

 

1) Strongly Support

4.6

4.2

5.2

 

2) Support

26.5

24.8

29.6

 

3) Oppose

51.7

53.0

49.5

 

4) Strongly Oppose

14.3

14.6

13.8

 

5) DK/NA

2.8

3.4

2.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26-4)

Item #4: Take legal measures against incitement against the Israelis

 

1) Strongly Support

3.4

3.5

3.2

 

2) Support

32.4

31.3

34.4

 

3) Oppose

47.2

48.1

45.6

 

4) Strongly Oppose

14.5

14.1

15.1

 

5) DK/NA

2.5

3.0

1.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26-5)

Item #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

1.2

1.5

0.7

 

2) Support

8.6

7.7

10.1

 

3) Oppose

58.6

58.0

59.6

 

4) Strongly Oppose

29.6

30.2

28.4

 

5) DK/NA

2.0

2.5

1.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

27)

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

4.8

5.9

2.8

 

2) Yes

27.6

27.7

27.4

 

3) No

41.5

39.2

45.4

 

4) Definitely no

25.1

26.1

23.4

 

5) DK/NA

1.1

1.1

1.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

28)

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

 

1) Definitely yes

4.9

5.6

3.8

 

2) Yes

26.9

27.1

26.6

 

3) No

40.7

38.1

45.4

 

4) Definitely no

26.3

27.9

23.4

 

5) DK/NA

1.2

1.3

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

29)

Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions?

 

1) Yes

87.0

88.3

84.8

 

2) No†† (go to Q31)

7.5

5.8

10.3

 

3) DK/NA

5.5

5.9

4.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

30)

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

 

1) Will increase†††

59.0

58.0

60.8

 

2) Will remain as it is

10.1

10.5

9.5

 

3) will decrease

21.2

21.0

21.4

 

4) DK/NA

9.7

10.6

8.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

31)

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

 

1) Completely assured

1.0

1.1

0.7

 

2) Assured

11.9

12.5

10.9

 

3) Not assured††

49.8

52.1

45.9

 

4) Not assured at all

37.3

34.3

42.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

32)

After the electoral experience that took place early this year, what is your evaluation of democracy in Palestine? Specifically, do you see in this democracy a successful system that is suited for Palestine or do you see in it a failed system that can not be implemented in Palestine?

 

1) successful, suitable to Palestine (go to Q34)

52.8

51.9

54.5

 

2) failed, unsuitable for Palestine

43.2

43.6

42.6

 

3) DK/NA

3.9

4.5

3.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

33)

If you see it as a failed system, what alternative system you think would be suitable for Palestine?

 

1) one party system, whereby one party would fully control the government and parliament

21.5

19.4

25.2

 

2) a system with a strong leader who is not accountable to a parliament

25.1

26.9

21.9

 

3) a religious system where only men of religion are able to govern

26.5

24.1

30.7

 

4) none of the above, I prefer ------------------

15.9

18.2

11.6

 

5) DK/NA

11.1

11.4

10.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

34)

In your view, fateful decisions should be in the hands of (select one only)

 

1) The PA Legislative Council

33.7

32.5

35.8

 

2) The President of the PA

25.1

25.1

25.2

 

3) The PLO National Council

6.8

7.4

5.8

 

4) The PLO Executive Committee

6.1

6.4

5.5

 

5) The PA prime minister and cabinet

15.9

13.9

19.3

 

6) None of the above

7.6

8.4

6.1

 

7) DK/NA

4.8

6.3

2.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

35)

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

15.7

11.4

23.2

 

2) Yes

33.7

36.4

29.0

 

3) No

39.9

40.1

39.6

 

4) Definitely no

8.7

10.3

6.0

 

5 DK/NA

2.0

1.8

2.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

36)

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

4.7

4.9

4.3

 

2) Support

44.4

45.4

42.8

 

3) Oppose

35.0

33.7

37.3

 

4) Strongly oppose

10.4

10.7

10.0

 

5) Donít know/No answer

5.4

5.3

5.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

37)

Do you support or oppose the current cease fire agreement in Gaza between the Palestinians and the Israelis?

 

1) Definitely support

18.1

19.3

16.0

 

2) Support

67.3

66.3

69.1

 

3) Oppose

11.9

11.7

12.2

 

4) Definitely oppose

2.1

1.9

2.3

 

5) DK/NA

0.6

0.8

0.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

38)

Do you support or oppose expanding the agreement to include the West Bank also?

 

1) Definitely support

18.7

19.0

18.1

 

2) Support

65.9

66.3

65.1

 

3) Oppose

12.0

11.7

12.6

 

4) Definitely oppose

2.0

1.7

2.5

 

5) DK/NA

1.3

1.2

1.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

39)

Now that the Gaza cease fire has been implemented for the last few weeks, who came out the winner in the current round of the conflict?

 

1) Israel

26.7

27.5

25.4

 

2) The Palestinians

23.9

21.7

27.6

 

3) Both

17.6

14.4

23.3

 

4) Neither

28.8

33.1

21.4

 

5) DK/NA

3.0

3.4

2.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40)

Who in your opinion will gain more from the cease fire agreement?

 

1) Israel

28.7

28.0

29.9

 

2) The Palestinians

32.6

33.4

31.2

 

3) Both

25.1

24.0

27.0

 

4) Neither

11.3

12.0

10.2

 

5) DK/NA

2.3

2.6

1.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

41)

And with regard to the internal Palestinian actors, who will gain more politically from the cease fire?

 

1) Abu Mazin and Fateh

20.5

20.4

20.7

 

2) Haniyah and Hamas

15.4

13.1

19.4

 

3) Both

33.8

33.5

34.4

 

4) Neither

24.4

26.0

21.8

 

5) DK/NA

5.9

7.0

3.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

42)

What do you expect to happen now, after a cease fire with Israel has been achieved?

 

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

18.7

18.3

19.3

 

2) Negotiations will resume but some armed attacks will continue

38.1

35.8

42.1

 

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

37.4

38.8

34.9

 

4) DK/NA

5.9

7.2

3.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

43)

There is a talk about conducting Palestinian-Israeli negotiations on an interim settlement whereby a Palestinian state is established in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip while other issues, such as the refugees, would be postponed. Other people prefer negotiations that would lead to a comprehensive settlement that would lead to permanent peace and end of conflict with all issues, including refugees, resolved. Which of the two positions do you prefer: the interim settlement or the comprehensive one?

 

1) definitely the interim

1.9

1.1

3.2

 

2) the interim

13.9

13.1

15.3

 

3) the comprehensive

57.3

56.6

58.5

 

4) definitely the comprehensive

23.5

26.3

18.8

 

5) DK/NA

3.4

2.9

4.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

44)

There is also a talk about a possible Palestinian-Israeli agreement on the establishment of a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and about 80% to 90% of the West Bank to be followed by negotiations between the state of Palestine and the state of Israel to resolve all the other issues such as the permanent borders, refugees, holy places in Jerusalem, and others.Would you support or oppose such an agreement?

 

1) Definitely support

4.6

4.1

5.5

 

2) Support

53.1

53.0

53.2

 

3) Oppose

31.4

31.5

31.3

 

4) Definitely oppose

5.8

5.8

5.9

 

5) DK/NA

5.0

5.5

4.1

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

45)

If you were to evaluate the previous period of the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli towns, you would see it as:

 

1) definitely beneficiary to Palestinian interests

18.6

16.1

22.8

 

2) beneficiary to Palestinian interests

29.1

28.7

30.0

 

3) harmful to Palestinian interests

28.7

29.0

28.3

 

4) definitely harmful to Palestinian interests

19.3

20.7

16.9

 

5) DK/NA

4.3

5.6

2.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

46)

Do you know or have you heard of the Arab or Saudi peace plan?

 

1) I know more or less all the details of the plan

9.2

7.8

11.6

 

2) I generally know the plan and some of its details

15.8

15.5

16.3

 

3) I have heard of the plan but I donít know the details

30.8

31.0

30.5

 

4) I never heard of the plan

43.5

44.8

41.3

 

5) DN/NA

0.7

0.9

0.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

47)

According to the Saudi plan, Israel will retreat from all territories occupied in 1967 including Gaza the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, and a Palestinian state will be established. The refugees problem will be negotiated in accordance with UN resolution 194 which allows return of refugees to Israel and compensation. In return, all Arab states will recognize Israel and its right to secure borders, will sign peace treaties with her and establish normal diplomatic relations.Do you agree or disagree to this plan?

 

1) Definitely agree

8.9

8.4

9.8

 

2) Agree

50.5

50.7

50.2

 

3) Disagree

27.7

28.2

26.6

 

4) Definitely disagree

10.0

9.3

11.3

 

5) DK/NA

2.9

3.4

2.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

48)

Do you know or have you heard of Prime Minister Olmertís recent speech in which he outlined the concessions Israel is willing to make to the Palestinians

 

1) I know more or less all the details of the plan

6.2

5.2

8.1

 

2) I generally know the plan and some of its details

15.8

17.4

13.0

 

3) I have heard of the plan but I donít know the details

21.0

20.2

22.4

 

4) I never heard of the plan

56.3

56.7

55.5

 

5) DN/NA

0.7

0.5

1.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

49)

In his speech Olmert said that in return for true peace Israel will be willing to evacuate vast territories and settlements located in them. In your opinion. does this statement bring peace closer or further away?

 

1) Closer

39.4

37.1

43.6

 

2) Further away

37.1

36.1

38.9

 

3) Doesnít make any difference

18.7

21.3

14.2

 

4) DK/NA

4.7

5.5

3.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

50)

Do you know or have you heard of Prime Minister Isamil Haniyehís recent speech in which he outlined Hamasí plan for a long term Hudna or truce with Israel?

 

1) I know more or less all the details of the plan

16.4

13.7

21.1

 

2) I generally know the plan and some of its details

17.7

17.3

18.5

 

3) I have heard of the plan but I donít know the details

25.4

24.6

26.6

 

4) I never heard of the plan

40.0

43.5

33.9

 

5) DN/NA

0.6

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

51)

Haniyeh said that in return for an Israeli withdrawal to the borders of 1967 and the establishment of a Palestinian state, Hamas would be ready to give Israel a long term Hudna or truce for ten years or more. In your opinion, does this statement bring peace closer or further away?

 

1) Closer

59.1

55.1

66.0

 

2) Further away

22.3

23.1

20.8

 

3) Doesnít make any difference

12.9

14.5

10.0

 

4) DK/NA

5.7

7.2

3.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

52)

Which of the following political parties do you support?

 

1) PPP

1.4

1.6

0.9

 

2) PFLP

3.1

3.2

3.0

 

3) Fateh

32.3

31.7

33.3

 

4) Hamas

29.3

25.4

36.0

 

5) DFLP

1.0

1.4

0.2

 

6) Islamic Jihad

1.6

1.8

1.1

 

7) Fida

0.2

0.5

 

8) National Initiative (Mubadara)

1.0

1.2

0.7

 

9) Independent Islamists

3.3

3.9

2.3

 

10) Independent Nationalists

4.3

4.2

4.6

 

11) None of the above

22.4

25.3

17.4

 

12) Other, specify

0.2

0.4

0.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

53)

How many times a week do you happen to carry out the following activities?

53-1)

Watch news on Palestinian TV channel

 

1) Never

34.3

37.9

28.2

 

2) 1-2 times a week

24.0

24.4

23.3

 

3) 3-4 times a week

11.0

11.5

10.0

 

4) Almost every day

30.5

26.1

38.3

 

5) DK/NA

0.2

0.1

0.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

53-2)

Watch news on al Jazeera and al Arabiya channel

 

1) Never

8.9

9.5

8.0

 

2) 1-2 times a week

11.7

12.7

9.8

 

3) 3-4 times a week

9.9

10.2

9.5

 

4) Almost every day

69.1

67.3

72.0

 

5) DK/NA

0.4

0.3

0.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

53-3)

Read newspaper

 

1) Never

52.3

50.2

56.1

 

2) 1-2 times a week

25.6

26.2

24.6

 

3) 3-4 times a week

8.1

8.5

7.5

 

4) Almost every day

13.4

15.1

10.3

 

5) DK/NA

0.6

1.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

53-4)

Listen to news on radio

 

1) Never

36.4

45.5

20.7

 

2) 1-2 times a week

16.3

16.7

15.6

 

3) 3-4 times a week

8.4

8.4

8.4

 

4) Almost every day

38.5

29.2

54.5

 

5) DK/NA

0.4

0.1

0.8

 

 

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