Peace Index

(2000)


Do you believe or not believe that in the coming years there will be peace between Israel and the Arabs?

 
  Jan. Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep* Sep** Oct Nov Dec

1. Certain there will be peace

11.7

16.7 9.5 9.2 8.5 11.5 9.7 5.3 10.0 5.4 6.4 8.5 7.8

2. Think there will be peace

32.4

20.5 22.1 24.1 24.0 29.0 34.0 32.8 29.5 24.0 24.3 26.8 30.8

3. In the middle

11.2

13.2 9.4 17.7 9.6 11.6 5.8 7.7 8.6 11.6 7.2 8.2 7.8

4. Think there will not be peace

17.0

21.7 21.2 18.3 26.2 23.2 16.5 23.2 21.2 23.6 24.1 22.3 25.6

5. Certain there will not be peace

23.5

22.3 33.6 27.0 28.8 20.9 31.5 27.5 26.7 32.0 35.4 31.4 25.6

6. Don't know/no opinion

4.2

5.6 4.2 3.7 2.9 3.8 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.3 2.5 2.8 2.4

 

In general, do you consider yourself a supporter or opponent of the peace process between Israel and the Arabs?

 

 
  Jan. Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep* Sep** Oct Nov Dec

1. Greatly opposed

12.1

13.8 10.6 10.2 8.0 9.4 9.6 9.4 10.4 12.0 10.1 8.2 3.2

2. Somewhat opposed

7.6

8.0 6.0 7.8 7.2 10.1 7.9 10.4 8.6 7.4 8.0 6.6 8.5

3. In the middle

8.3

13.8 9.2 8.9 12.0 10.5 9.7 6.5 10.0 11.6 10.3 7.2

6.2

4. Somewhat supportive

30.4

30.7 37.9 31.9 42.1 33.7 27.3 32.2 31.9 22.3 32.2 33.9 35.6

5. Greatly supportive

37.8

31.6 34.3 38.1 29.5 34.7 43.6 40.0 37.1 35.5 38.0 43.1 40.0

6. Dont know/no opinion

3.8

2.6 2.0 3.1 1.1 1.7 1.8 1.4 2.0 4.3 1.4 1.0 1.6

 

What is your opinion on the agreement that was signed in Oslo between Israel and the PLO (Agreement of Principles)?

 

 
  Jan. Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep* Sep** Oct Nov Dec

1. Heavily in favor

16.0

18.3

14.7 12.9 9.3 12.7 10.3 16.4 14.4 9.5 9.6 11.0 7.0

2. Somewhat in favor

22.5

16.8

23.9 24.5 29.8 19.4 26.0 20.0 25.1 20.9 22.0 24.4 30.0

3. In the middle

16.4

26.6

19.7 25.6 16.6 23.3 18.1 15.6 13.8 21.9 15.0 16.6 13.3

4. Somewhat opposed

14.2

10.8

11.4 11.8 12.6 18.3 18.4 12.8 13.2 7.9 16.3 13.8 15.7

5. Heavily opposed

19.1

17.5

21.9 17.7 18.9 19.0 19.3 22.6 16.2 22.3 25.6 24.6

25.0

6. Dont know/no opinion

11.7

10.1

8.4 7.5 12.9 7.4 7.9 12.7 17.4 17.4 11.4 9.6 8.7

 

Do you believe or not believe that the Oslo Agreement between Israel and the PLO will bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the coming years?

 

 
  Jan. Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep* Sep** Oct Nov Dec

1. Greatly believe

19.0

11.8

12.4 12.0 6.1 12.2 11.4 10.4 8.4 6.0 4.9 7.1 7.6

2. Somewhat believe

24.9

20.3

23.8 23.2 26.3 33.9 25.8 25.2 30.3 18.4 17.2 20.4 34.6

3. In the middle

8.9

15.5

11.6 18.8 11.1 -- 9.4 7.1 9.2 14.5 11.7 15.8 --

4. Somewhat dont believe

15.3

21.3

16.6 14.9 15.6 22.5 13.1 15.7 16.0 16.9 22.9 19.4 29.2

5. Certainly dont believe

25.0

24.5

29.1 25.8 35.3 28.5 33.9 29.2 24.0 32.6 33.6 30.5 23.3

6. Don't know/no opinion

6.9

6.6

6.5

5.4

5.6 2.9 6.4 12.3 12.2 11.6 9.7 6.9 5.4

 

What is your position regarding support for a full peace treaty between Israel and Syria in exchange for withdrawal from the Golan Heights?

 

 
  Jan. Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1. Greatly in favor

14.0

14.1

12.2 10.1 9.2 9.1 8.2 12.5 9.6 7.5 12.1 9.1

2. Somewhat in favor

9.5

15.3

9.2 13.6 14.4 14.0 15.9

11.3

15.4 14.7 13.1 19.5

3. In the middle

11.9

13.5

9.7 13.0 12.2 13.0 11.3 6.9 8.2 8.8 9.1 7.8

4. Somewhat opposed

12.2

14.9

17.0 11.5 16.0 19.0 18.8 9.8 13.8 15.5 15.9 14.3

5. Greatly opposed

46.5

39.8

48.3 48.1 44.0

42.2

42.3 54.7 47.1 50.8 46.5 44.9

6. Dont know/no opinion

5.9

2.3

3.6 3.8 3.2 2.7 3.5 4.9 16.7 2.7 3.2 4.4

 

Do you believe or not believe that in the coming years there will be peace between Israel and Syria?

 

 
  Jan. Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1. Certain there will be peace

15.2

14.0

6.7 8.6 4.2 9.7 6.5 6.1 7.4 4.0 5.4 5.0

2. Think there will be peace

32.5

22.2

23.1 23.5 22.5 29.9 40.7 35.8 29.5 24.3 25.6 31.0

3. In the middle

10.7

13.4

11.6 12.5 15.7 20.5 11.8 12.9 12.0 13.4 10.2 9.5

4. Think there will not be peace

16.4

20.4

20.9 26.0 19.9 20.5 15.4 22.4 21.0 24.9 26.2 29.2

5. Certain there will not be peace

19.1

26.0

33.9 25.4 33.3 16.3 21.8 15.3 23.2 28.3 29.0 20.2

6. Dont know/no opinion

6.0

4.1

3.8

4.0 4.4 3.1 3.7 7.5 7.0 5.1 3.6 4.4

* Poll taken on Sept. 26, 2000, prior to the beginning of the Palestinian uprising.

** Poll taken on Oct. 2, subsequent to the beginning of the Palestinian uprising.

 

The peace index project was conducted by the Tami Steinmetz Research Institute for Peace at Tel Aviv University, headed by Prof. Ephraim Ya'ar and Dr. Tamar Hermann.


Source: Tami Steinmetz Research Institute for Peace