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Israeli Public Opinion Polls: Views on the Establishment of a Palestinian State

(Updated January 2016)

Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Views on the Establishment of a Palestinian State

(Updated August 2016)


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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?
(PCPSR, June 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very Low
49.1%
31.6%
46.5%
Low
28.4%
41.8%
30.4%
Medium
13.3%
20%
14.3%
High
3.8%
2.7%
3.6%
Very High
1.3%
1.3%
1.3%
Don't know
4.1%
2.7%
3.9%

There is a proposal that after the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and the settlement of all issues in dispute, 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?
(PCPSR, June 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Definitely Agree
11.3%
23.6%
13.1%
Agree
51.5%
44.4%
50.4%
Disagree
19.5%
15.1%
18.6%
Definitely Disagree
12.4%
14.2%
12.7%
Don't know
5.6%
2.7%
5.2%

Do you support or oppose the solution based on the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, known as the two-state solution?
(PCPSR, June 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Definitely Support
15%
32.9%
17.7%
Support
38.4%
54.2%
40.8%
Oppose
21.5%
9.8%
19.7%
Definitely Oppose
15.7%
1.8%
13.6%
Don't know
9.4%
1.3%
8.2%

In principle, do you support or not support the solution of two states for two peoples?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Don't support it at all
25.4%
8.5%
22.6%
Don't support it much
17.8%
10.3%
16.5%
Moderately support it
30.4%
48.4%
33.4%
Strongly support it
21.9%
31.5%
23.5%
Don't know
4.5%
1.3%
4.0%

What, in your opinion, are the chances that such a solution will be implemented in the next ten years?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very high chances
2.5%
4.4%
2.8%
Moderately high chances
8.5%
10.7%
8.9%
Moderately low chances
41.9%
40.2%
41.6%
Very low chances
42.0%
35.3%
40.9%
Don't know
5.1%
9.3%
5.8%

If, despite the difficulties in recent years, the two-state solution were to reach the stage of implementation, would you then want to see a closed border between the two states with guarded passages and entry permits, or an open border so that people from both sides could pass freely from one state to the other?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Closed border
67.1%
18.9%
59.1%
Open border
25.1%
80.2%
34.3%
Don't know
7.8%
.9%
6.6%

Which of the following two possibilities will better ensure, in your opinion, the future of the state of Israel?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Annexing territories, one state
36.3%
22%
34%
Divide land, independent Palestinian state
46.3%
64%
49.2%
Don't know/decline to answer
17.5%
14%
16.8%

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement that the idea of two states for two peoples is dead?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly agree
22.8%
34.3%
24.7%
Moderately agree
23.3%
22.8%
23.2%
Moderately disagree
29.4%
10.6%
26.3%
Strongly disagree
20.6%
24.5%
21.3%
Don't know/decline to answer
3.9%
7.7%
4.6%

In his recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Netanyahu again expressed support for the idea of two states for two peoples. In your opinion, is Netanyahu genuinely committed and interested in the two-states-for-two-peoples solution?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
It is a genuine commitment
29.9%
8%
26.3%
It is not a genuine commitment
59.2%
72.5%
61.5%
Don't know/decline to answer
10.8%
19.5%
12.3%

Do you support the establishment of an independent, viable Palestinian state alongside Israel, also known as the two state solution?
(PCPSR, June 2015)

 
June 2015 Israelis 
June 2015 Palestinians 
June 2014 Israelis 
June 2014 Palestinians 
Yes
51%
51%
62%
54%
No
43%
48%
34%
46%

Recently more and more European parliaments have been calling on their governments to officially recognize the Palestinian state. In your opinion, does recognition of a Palestinian state before a peace agreement has been signed contribute to Israel’s national interest or damage it?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Contributes to the Israeli national interest
10.0%
21.1%
11.7%
Damages the Israeli national interest
69.8%
34.3%
63.9%
Does not effect the Israeli national interest
12.9%
23.2%
14.6%
Don't know/decline to answer
7.2%
22.4%
9.8%

Which of the following two possibilities would, in your opinion, better ensure the future of the state of Israel?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Annexation of the territories and the establishment in the entire territory of one state under Israeli rule
41.0%
29.4%
39.1%
A division of the land and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state beside the state of Israel
43.1%
58.8%
45.7%
Don't know/decline to answer
15.9%
11.8%
15.2%

Do you support the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state?
(PCPSR, December 2014)

 
 
Yes, I support the establishment of a Palestinian state that would have no army, but a strong security force
59%
No, I do not support the establishment of a Palestinian state that would have no army, but a strong security force
33%

Do you support the Clinton parameters for the establishment of a Palestinian state?
(PCPSR, December 2014)

 
 
Yes, I think that a Palestinian state should exist in the entirety of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, privy to the Clinton parameters presented in 2000
41%
No, I do not think that a Palestinian state should exist in the entirety of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, privy to the Clinton parameters presented in 2000
47%

In your opinion, what is the end goal of an established Palestinian state?
(PCPSR, December 2014)

 
 
To conquer the state of Israel and destroy the Jewish population there
37%
To conquer the state of Israel
18%

Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian State on the 1967 lines?
(JCPA, October 2014)

 
 
Support
 18.2%
Oppose
74.3%
Don't Know/No Answer
7.5%

Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley?
(JCPA, October 2014)

 
 
Support
 11.5%
Oppose
74.9%
Don't Know/No Answer
13.7%

Do you support or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means the division of Jerusalem?
(JCPA, October 2014)

 
 
Support
 16.2%
Oppose
76.2%
Don't Know/No Answer
7.5%%


Sources: JCPA, Peace Index, PCPSR