PSR - Survey Research Unit: Poll No. 26 - Main Results in Numbers PSR - Survey Research Unit

PSR Poll No. 26

11-16 December 2007

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

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

 

1) Al Arabia

8.6

7.9

10.0

 

2) Al Jazeera

53.2

61.3

39.1

 

3) Al Hurra

0.2

0.3

0.0

 

4) Al Manar

1.7

2.2

0.8

 

5) Palestine TV

13.5

8.6

22.0

 

6) Al-Aqsa TV

11.3

6.3

20.0

 

7) Do not watch TV

6.1

6.5

5.4

 

8) Others

2.4

3.2

1.0

 

9) Do not have a dish

2.8

3.5

1.7

 

9) No Opinion/Donít know

0.2

0.3

0.0

 

 

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

8.1

6.9

10.1

 

2) Satisfied

41.5

42.3

40.1

 

3) Not satisfied

32.9

30.8

36.5

 

4) not satisfied at all

12.8

14.2

10.4

 

5) DK/NA

4.7

5.8

2.9

 

 

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

55.8

56.2

55.3

 

2) Ismael Haneyyeh

36.7

35.2

39.0

 

3 DK/NA

7.4

8.6

5.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

03)

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

 

1) Marwan Barghouti

63.4

64.5

61.5

 

2) Ismael Haneyyeh

32.2

29.7

36.1

 

3) No Opinion/ Donít know

4.4

5.7

2.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

05)

 

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

 

1) alternative

1.3

1.5

0.8

 

2) independent Palestine

3.4

4.4

1.8

 

3) Abu Ali Mustafa

3.7

4.4

2.6

 

4) Abu al Abbas

0.1

0.2

 

5) freedom and social justice

0.2

0.2

 

6) change and reform

30.5

28.7

33.3

 

7) national coalition for justice and democracy

0.2

0.3

 

8) third way

0.8

1.1

0.2

 

9) freedom and independence

0.3

0.4

0.3

 

10) Palestinian justice

0.1

0.2

 

11) Fateh

49.0

46.9

52.3

 

12) none of the above/ DK/NA

10.5

11.7

8.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

06)

Hamas carried out a military step in mid June against security headquarters belonging to the PA in the Gaza Strip and succeeded after that in controlling the Strip. Do you approve or disapprove of what Hamas did?

 

1) Strongly approve

5.2

5.1

5.5

 

2) Approve

16.1

13.5

20.5

 

3) Disapprove

44.6

42.7

47.8

 

4) Strongly disapprove

29.6

33.6

22.7

 

5) DK/NA

4.5

5.1

3.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

07)

President Mahmud Abbas dismissed the government of Ismail Haniyeh after the Gaza events about three months ago. But the prime minister of the dismissed government remained in his position in the Gaza Strip. Do you approve or disapprove of his decision to stay in his position?

 

1) Strongly approve

8.1

7.9

8.4

 

2) Approve

33.9

31.6

38.0

 

3) Disapprove

37.4

35.8

40.0

 

4) Strongly disapprove

14.4

16.8

10.2

 

5) DK/NA

6.3

8.0

3.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

08)

Moreover, President Abbas appointed an emergency government headed by Salam Fayyad. After the ending of the emergency period and due to the inability of the PLC to convene, the government of Fayyad became a care taker one. Do you approve or disapprove of the continued functioning of this government?

 

1) Strongly approve

8.4

8.0

9.0

 

2) Approve

42.9

43.5

41.7

 

3) Disapprove

31.2

29.1

34.9

 

4) Strongly disapprove

8.5

8.9

7.9

 

5) DK/NA

9.1

10.5

6.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

09)

Now after the events in the Gaza Strip and the separation between the Palestinian authorities in Gaza and the Palestinian authorities in the West Bank, what do you expect to happen in the future? Will the separation remain or will the two authorities be unified?

 

1) the two authorities will be unified in the next few months

35.6

24.7

54.7

 

2) the two authorities will be unified but within a year or two

21.7

25.9

14.5

 

3) the two authorities will not be unified soon or in the next two years

17.2

19.6

13.2

 

4) separation between the West Bank and Gaza will be consolidated and will become permanent

16.9

19.2

12.9

 

5) DK/NA

8.5

10.6

4.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

10)

After the separation between Gaza and the West Bank, Hamas and the government of Ismail Haniyeh remained in power in Gaza and considered itself the legitimate government while president Abu Mazin formed a new government headed by Salam Fayyad and it too considered itself legitimate. What about you, which of the two government you consider legitimate, the government of Haniyeh or the government of Abu Mazin and Fayyad?

 

1) Haniyehsí government is the legitimate one

26.8

23.2

33.2

 

2) Abu Mazinís and Fayyad government is the legitimate one

36.8

36.4

37.5

 

3) Both governments are legitimate

10.7

11.9

8.6

 

4) Both governments are not legitimate

21.1

22.6

18.4

 

5) DK/NA

4.6

5.9

2.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

11)

Fateh and Hamas and the two authorities in Gaza and the West Bank are currently engaged in a competition to win public support and confidence through the use of media such as Palestine TV and al Aqsa TV stations. When you hear news from the two sides, which side you trust more, the news spread by Hamas and Haniyehís government or the news spread by Fateh and the Abu Mazinís and Fayyadís government?

 

1) Trust Hamas and Haniyehís government

19.4

16.7

24.2

 

2) Trust Fateh and Abu Mazinís and Salamís governemtn

24.2

22.5

27.1

 

3) Trust both sides

4.5

4.9

3.7

 

4) Trust neither side

45.9

47.8

42.6

 

5) DK/NA

6.0

8.1

2.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

12)

Do you think Hamas plans to take control of the West Bank by force in the same way it took control over the Gaza Strip?

 

1) Certainly it plans to do that

20.0

18.7

22.4

 

2) it plans to do that

21.4

20.8

22.5

 

3) it does not plan to do that

37.4

35.9

40.0

 

4) Certainly it does not plan to do that

9.1

9.6

8.4

 

5) No opinion/Donít know

12.0

15.1

6.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

13)

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

 

1) Very good

1.9

2.3

1.2

 

2) Good

6.0

6.4

5.4

 

3) So so

5.9

5.8

6.1

 

4) Bad

30.3

33.7

24.2

 

5) Very bad

55.0

50.3

63.1

 

6) DK/NA

0.9

1.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

14)

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

 

1) Very good

5.6

3.0

10.1

 

2) Good

24.9

18.9

35.5

 

3) So so

26.5

31.0

18.5

 

4) Bad

28.4

34.0

18.6

 

5) Very bad

12.1

12.7

11.1

 

6) DK/NA

2.5

0.5

6.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

15)

Generally, do you see yourself as:

 

1) Religious

48.9

40.2

64.1

 

2) Somewhat religious

47.0

55.3

32.6

 

3) Not religious

3.6

3.8

3.4

 

4) DK/NA

0.4

0.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

16)

Generally, do you see yourself as:

 

1) Supportive of the peace process

68.7

64.4

76.2

 

2) Opposed to the peace process

16.0

16.8

14.6

 

3) Between support and opposition

14.7

17.9

9.2

 

4) DK/NA

0.6

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

17)

Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of President Abu Mazin?

 

1) Yes

77.8

77.4

78.4

 

2) No

12.7

10.6

16.5

 

3) DK/NA

9.5

12.0

5.1

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

18)

If yes, will this corruption in PA institutions under the control of President Abu Mazin increase, decrease or remain as it is in the future?

 

1) Will increase†††

42.2

48.6

31.3

 

2) Will remain as it is

14.3

14.4

14.1

 

3) will decrease

36.8

29.9

48.8

 

4) DK/NA

6.7

7.2

5.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

19)

Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions under the control of Ismail Haniyehís government?

 

1) Yes

57.9

57.4

58.8

 

2) No††

26.7

23.7

32.0

 

3) DK/NA

15.3

18.9

9.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

20)

If yes, will this corruption in PA institutions under the control of Ismail Haniyehís government increase, decrease or remain as it is in the future?

 

1) Will increase†††

55.2

57.6

51.2

 

2) Will remain as it is

13.5

13.6

13.3

 

3) will decrease

21.5

17.7

28.0

 

4) DK/NA

9.8

11.1

7.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

21)

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

 

1) Completely assured

8.1

5.2

13.3

 

2) Assured

38.7

38.6

38.8

 

3) Not assured††

41.9

44.0

38.2

 

4) Not assured at all

11.1

12.0

9.4

 

5) DK/NA

0.3

0.3

0.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

22)

Do current political, security, and economic conditions lead you to seek emigration abroad?

 

1) Certainly seek to emigration

13.2

9.8

19.3

 

2) Seek emigration

14.1

15.1

12.3

 

3) Do not seek emigration

29.9

27.2

34.5

 

4) Certainly do not seek emigration

42.3

47.3

33.4

 

5) DK/NA

0.5

0.6

0.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

23)

What do you expect to happen now between Palestinians and Israelis, after the Annapolis Conference?

 

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

17.6

17.0

18.5

 

2) Negotiations will resume but some armed attacks will continue

41.5

37.3

48.8

 

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

32.4

34.4

29.0

 

4) DK/NA

8.5

11.2

3.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

24)

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

6.3

6.8

5.6

 

2) agree

42.7

43.9

40.5

 

3) disagree

34.0

30.2

40.4

 

4) definitely disagree

14.5

15.6

12.5

 

5) DK/NA

2.6

3.5

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

25)

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

43.0

41.8

45.3

 

2) Majority opposes

47.5

48.0

46.8

 

3) DK/NA

9.4

10.2

8.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

26)

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

40.2

39.0

42.3

 

2) Majority opposes

48.0

48.4

47.3

 

5) DK/NA

11.9

12.7

10.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

27)

Now 40 years after the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, what in your view are the chances for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state next to the state of Israel in the next five years? Are they high, medium, low, or none existent?

 

1) None existent

26.5

25.5

28.2

 

2) Low

38.5

39.6

36.7

 

3) Medium

27.0

26.1

28.6

 

4) High

5.2

5.1

5.2

 

5) DK/NA

2.8

3.7

1.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

28)

Now, after the separation of the Gaza and the West Bank, continued functioning of the Haniyehís government in Gaza, and the formation of the Salam Fayyad government, tell us what your expectations are with regard to the following issues in the Gaza Strip.

28-1

Economic conditions such as poverty and unemployment in the Gaza Strip

 

1) Very Good

0.8

0.9

0.7

 

2) Good

4.6

4.6

4.7

 

3) Bad

36.7

40.7

29.6

 

4) Very Bad

56.6

51.9

64.7

 

5) No Opinion/ Donít know

1.3

1.9

0.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

28-2

Enforcement of law and order in the Gaza Strip

 

1) Very Good

7.9

6.1

11.1

 

2) Good

27.5

21.2

38.4

 

3) Bad

31.2

33.8

26.7

 

4) Very Bad

28.9

32.0

23.4

 

5) No Opinion/ Donít know

4.5

6.9

0.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

28-3

Status of democracy, particularly with regard to freedom of the press in the Gaza Strip

 

1) Very Good

4.3

3.3

6.1

 

2) Good

23.8

19.1

32.0

 

3) Bad

31.5

32.4

29.9

 

4) Very Bad

33.0

35.3

28.9

 

5) No Opinion/ Donít know

7.4

9.9

3.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

28-4

Safety and security for you and your family in the Gaza Strip

 

1) Very Good

-

-

12.9

 

2) Good

-

-

43.0

 

3) Bad

-

-

23.7

 

4) Very Bad

-

-

20.1

 

5) No Opinion/ Donít know

-

-

0.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

29)

And what about the same conditions in the West Bank? tell us what your expectations are with regard to the following issues in the West Bank. Tell us if you think things will improve, worsen or stay the same in the West Bank:

29-1

Economic conditions such as poverty and unemployment in the West Bank

 

1) Very Good

2.6

1.6

5.3

 

2) Good

44.5

37.1

65.1

 

3) Bad

40.0

47.1

20.3

 

4) Very Bad

10.8

13.4

3.6

 

5) No Opinion/ Donít know

2.1

0.8

5.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

29-2

Enforcement of law and order in the West Bank

 

1) Very Good

4.6

5.5

2.0

 

2) Good

49.8

48.0

55.0

 

3) Bad

33.2

35.6

26.8

 

4) Very Bad

9.1

9.6

7.8

 

5) No Opinion/ Donít know

3.3

1.4

8.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

29-3

Status of democracy, particularly with regard to freedom of the press in the West Bank

 

1) Very Good

4.2

4.6

3.2

 

2) Good

46.6

44.8

51.6

 

3) Bad

31.8

32.3

30.3

 

4) Very Bad

12.5

13.8

8.7

 

5) No Opinion/ Donít know

4.9

4.4

6.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

29-4

Safety and security for you and your family in the West Bank

 

1) Very Good

-

3.5

-

 

2) Good

-

51.2

-

 

3) Bad

-

35.3

-

 

4) Very Bad

-

9.3

-

 

5) No Opinion/ Donít know

-

0.8

-

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

30)

There is currently talk about conducting Palestinian-Israeli negotiations with the aim of establishing a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and about 80% to 90% of the West Bank to be followed by negations between the Palestinian state and Israel on the remaining issues such as permanent borders, refugees, holy places in Jerusalem, and others. Do you support or oppose the participation of the Palestinian Authority in such negotiations?

 

1) Strongly support

9.3

8.4

10.9

 

2) support

54.0

52.8

56.1

 

3) oppose

24.8

24.7

24.9

 

4) Strongly oppose

8.0

9.4

5.7

 

5) DK/NA

3.9

4.7

2.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

31)

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

 

1) Very good

6.3

4.6

9.3

 

2) Good

36.2

36.2

36.2

 

3) neither bad nor good

19.4

21.3

16.0

 

4) Bad

22.6

22.5

22.7

 

5) Very bad

11.8

11.0

13.4

 

6) DK/NA

3.7

4.4

2.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

32)

How would you evaluate the current status of democracy and human rights in the Gaza Strip under Ismail Hanyieh government? Would you say it is:

 

1) Very good

6.0

3.8

9.8

 

2) Good

21.8

18.1

28.1

 

3) Fair

12.3

12.0

13.0

 

4) Bad

31.1

34.3

25.7

 

5) Very bad

19.9

19.6

20.3

 

6) DK/NA

8.9

12.3

3.0

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

33)

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 resoved through negotiation in a just and agreed upon manner and 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) Certainly agree

7.9

7.4

8.7

 

2) agree

56.9

55.8

58.8

 

3) disagree

23.3

23.2

23.5

 

4) Certainly disagree

8.7

9.1

8.1

 

5) DK/NA

3.2

4.6

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

34)

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

7.5

7.1

8.2

 

2) Would support

61.7

61.8

61.6

 

3) Would oppose

21.3

20.8

22.1

 

4) Would strongly oppose

7.2

7.4

7.0

 

5) DK/NA

2.2

2.9

1.1

 

 

 

 

 

35)

Now after the Annapolis meeting -- which was called for by the US and attended by the PA, Israel, and several Arab statesóhas been concluded, how do you assess its outcome? Has it succeeded or failed in pushing the peace process forward?

 

1) Certainly it has succeeded

1.2

0.6

2.1

 

2) it has succeeded

10.0

8.8

12.1

 

3) it has not succeeded or failed

20.9

22.4

18.3

 

4) it has failed

34.4

32.5

37.5

 

5) certainly it has failed

24.2

23.2

25.9

 

6) DK/NA

9.3

12.3

4.1

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

36)

And what are your expectations regarding the chances for the success or failure of the negotiations launched by Annapolis conference? Will it succeed or fail in ending Israeli occupation?

 

1) certainly will succeed

1.2

0.8

1.9

 

2) will succeed

21.0

19.3

23.8

 

3) will fail

47.5

48.3

46.0

 

4) certainly will fail

22.0

21.6

22.7

 

5) DK/NA

8.3

9.9

5.6

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

37)

Is president Mahmud Abbas strong enough to be able to negotiate a permanent settlement with the Israeli side including a permanent agreement on borders, refugees and Jerusalem?

 

1) certainly yes

4.7

4.4

5.3

 

2) yes

33.9

32.9

35.6

 

3) no

41.2

42.2

39.5

 

4) certainly no

16.2

15.6

17.2

 

5) DK/NA

4.0

4.9

2.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

38)

And if he succeeds in reaching a permanent agreement on all the issues, does Abbas has the capacity to implement the agreement on the ground?

 

1) certainly yes

5.1

4.9

5.5

 

2) yes

37.2

37.9

36.1

 

3) no

38.8

38.2

40.0

 

4) certainly no

13.0

11.6

15.5

 

5) DK/NA

5.8

7.5

2.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

39)

In your view, is it possible or impossible these days to reach a compromise permanent status agreement with the Olmert government?

 

1) Certainly possible

2.5

2.2

3.0

 

2) Possible

29.2

28.7

30.1

 

3) Impossible

43.7

39.5

51.0

 

4) Certainly impossible

19.9

23.7

13.3

 

5) DK/NA

4.7

5.9

2.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

40)

And if Olmert succeed in reaching a permanent agreement with the Palestinian side, does he have the capacity to implement it on the ground?

 

1) certainly yes

3.6

4.0

2.9

 

2) yes

27.5

27.3

27.9

 

3) no

43.6

40.5

48.8

 

4) certainly no

20.2

21.4

17.9

 

5) DK/NA

5.1

6.7

2.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

41)

The Joint Palestinian-Israeli statement issued during the Annapolis conference stated that the two sides will engage in permanent status negotiations aiming at reaching a peace treaty based on the establishment of two states: the state of Palestine and the state of Israel. Do you approve or disapprove of this goal?

 

1) certainly approve

5.0

4.9

5.3

 

2) approve

53.1

54.3

51.1

 

3) disapprove

29.3

27.2

33.1

 

4) certainly disapprove

8.9

8.7

9.2

 

5) DK/NA

3.7

5.0

1.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

42)

The joint statement also stated that the two sides will seek to conclude the permanent status negotiations before the end of 2008. Do you think they will indeed succeed in achieving that on the period indicated?

 

1) certainly will succeed

1.3

1.0

1.7

 

2) will succeed

21.8

18.4

27.7

 

3) will not succeed

53.7

53.2

54.7

 

4) certainly will not succeed

18.5

21.6

13.0

 

5) DK/NA

4.7

5.8

2.8

 

 

 

 

 

43)

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 permanent compromise settlement, tell us what you think of each of its item. Do you agree or disagree with it.

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

43-1)

Item #1: withdrawal to 1967borders with territorial swap

 

1) Strongly agree

4.6

4.9

4.2

 

2) Agree

51.2

49.1

54.8

 

3) Disagree

26.1

26.5

25.3

 

4) Strongly Disagree

15.7

16.7

14.1

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

2.4

2.8

1.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

43-2)

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

 

1) Strongly agree

1.7

2.2

0.9

 

2) Agree

21.0

21.2

20.8

 

3) Disagree

47.9

44.8

53.2

 

4) Strongly Disagree

28.3

30.4

24.6

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

1.1

1.4

0.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

43-3)

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

 

1) Strongly agree

2.2

2.6

1.5

 

2) Agree

33.5

34.6

31.6

 

3) Disagree

37.3

35.4

40.6

 

4) Strongly Disagree

25.7

25.8

25.6

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

1.2

1.6

0.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

43-4)

Item #4: refugees with five options for permanent residence

 

1) Strongly agree

2.4

2.8

1.7

 

2) Agree

37.0

37.3

36.4

 

3) Disagree

36.3

34.0

40.2

 

4) Strongly Disagree

20.9

21.3

20.2

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

3.3

4.4

1.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

43-5)

Item #5: end of conflict

 

1) Strongly agree

8.7

10.5

5.5

 

2) Agree

57.4

56.8

58.5

 

3) Disagree

18.0

17.1

19.5

 

4) Strongly Disagree

14.1

13.2

15.7

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

1.8

2.3

0.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

43-6)

Item #6: a sovereign state with security arrangements

 

1) Strongly agree

6.1

6.9

4.7

 

2) Agree

44.9

44.5

45.7

 

3) Disagree

29.6

28.7

31.2

 

4) Strongly Disagree

17.3

17.2

17.6

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

2.1

2.8

0.9

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

43-7)

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

 

1) Strongly agree

2.2

2.8

1.1

 

2) Agree

45.2

42.9

49.2

 

3) Disagree

32.1

32.9

30.7

 

4) Strongly Disagree

17.2

17.2

17.2

 

5) No Opinion /Donít Know

3.3

4.2

1.7

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

44)

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

44.8

42.2

49.2

 

2) Majority opposes

46.3

47.7

44.0

 

3) DK/NA

8.9

10.1

6.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

45)

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

36.1

34.0

39.8

 

2) Majority opposes

53.2

54.2

51.5

 

3) DK/NA

10.7

11.8

8.8

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

46)

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

21.1

21.2

20.8

 

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

35.8

31.2

43.8

 

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

25.7

31.0

16.4

 

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

12.0

9.9

15.6

 

5) DK/NA

5.5

6.7

3.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

47)

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

3.3

2.9

3.9

 

2) Support

46.3

45.0

48.4

 

3) Oppose

34.8

33.3

37.4

 

4) Strongly oppose

11.1

12.2

9.1

 

5) Donít know/No answer

4.6

6.5

1.3

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

48)

The joint Palestinian-Israeli statement issued by the Annapolis meeting stated that the two sides will immediately start implementing their commitments under the Road Map and that the US will be the monitor and referee of the extent to which the two sides implement these commitments. Are you confident the Israeli side will implement its commitment under the Road Map?

 

1) certainly it will implement them

1.7

1.4

2.1

 

2) will implement them

16.1

12.6

22.1

 

3) will not implement them

52.3

50.1

56.3

 

4) certainly it will not implement them

26.2

31.4

17.2

 

5) DK/NA

3.7

4.4

2.4

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

49)

And do you think the Palestinian side under Abu Mazin and Salam Fayyadís government have the capacity to implement Palestinian commitments under the Road Map?

 

1) Certainly have the capacity

6.9

7.7

5.6

 

2) have the capacity

45.1

44.5

46.2

 

3) does not have the capacity

34.3

32.5

37.3

 

4) certainly does not have the capacity

9.2

9.7

8.4

 

5) DK/NA

4.4

5.5

2.5

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

50)

And are you confident that the Palestinian side will implement its commitments under the Road Map if Israel implements its commitments?

 

1) certainly it will implement them

14.5

16.8

10.5

 

2) will implement them

52.7

50.8

56.1

 

3) will not implement them

22.7

20.8

26.0

 

4) certainly it will not implement them

6.0

6.4

5.2

 

5) DK/NA

4.1

5.2

2.2

 

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

51)

Which of the following political parties do you support?

 

1) PPP

1.8

2.3

1.0

 

2) PFLP

3.0

3.3

2.7

 

3) Fateh

36.2

34.7

38.9

 

4) Hamas

20.5

18.8

23.6

 

5) DFLP

0.6

0.9

 

6) Islamic Jihad

1.2

1.5

0.7

 

7) National Initiative (Mubadara)

1.3

1.9

0.2

 

8) Independent Islamists

4.2

2.2

7.6

 

9) Independent Nationalists

2.7

2.9

2.5

 

10) None of the above

28.0

31.1

22.8

 

11) Other, specify

0.4

0.5

0.2

 

 

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