Joint Palestinian Israeli Poll Findings about the
Palestinian Statehood Bid and the Conflict

(September 21, 2011)


The following are the results of a poll conducted jointly by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah. This joint survey was conducted with the support of the Ford Foundation Cairo office and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Ramallah and Jerusalem.

The Palestinian sample size was 1200 adults interviewed face-to-face in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip in 120 randomly selected locations between September 15 and 17, 2011. The margin of error is 3%. The Israeli sample includes 605 adult Israelis interviewed by phone in Hebrew, Arabic, or Russian between September 11-14, 2011. The margin of error is 4.0%.

Question or statement Attitude
Palestinians
Israelis
Do you believe that the United States will use its veto power in the United Nations Security Council in order to prevent the UN from admitting the state of Palestine as a UN member? Yes
77%
79%
No
16%
17%
Do you believe that if the Palestinians turn to the UN General Assembly, for recognition of a Palestinian state, they will succeed to obtain a two thirds majority? Yes
n/a
60%
No
n/a
36%
Do you think that a state of Palestine will become a UN member in September? Yes
50%
37%
No
43%
57%
Do you expect that after the Palestinians seek membership in the UN, there will be negotiations between the sides and armed confrontations will stop?* Yes
28%
10%
No
28%
38%
Expect the sides not to return to negotiations and expect armed confrontations to stop n/a
23%
49%
Do you think that if a peaceful popular revolt like in Egypt or Tunisia were to erupt against the Israeli occupation in the West Bank it would be capable of ending occupation? Yes
34%
19%
Believe that if large peaceful demonstrations were to take place in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, they would contribute to speeding the process and ending Israeli occupation n/a
54%
n/a
Do you support the mutual recognition of identity between Israelis and Palestinians? Yes
46%
58%
No
52%
36%

Among Palestinians, 73% are worried and 27% are not worried that they or a member of their family may be hurt by Israelis in their daily life or that their land would be confiscated or home demolished. Among Israelis, 58% are worried and 42% are not worried that they or their family may be harmed by Arabs in their daily life.


Source: Independent Media Review Analysis