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

(Updated January 2016)

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