Peace Index

(2001)


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

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

1. Certain there will be peace

6.6 5.4 5.7 5.2 6 3.4 4.4 5.1 4.2 2.2 4.8 6.4

2. Think there will be peace

21.9 22.5 17.9 20.6 18 23.4 15.5 18.8 15.6 18.7 16.4 16.5

3. In the middle

8.5 10.4 4.9 9.5 7.6 9.3 4.8 4.7 12.8 10.5 7.7 12.8

4. Think there will not be peace

28.8 27.7 26.0 25.0 23.4 20.2 25.2 24.3 29.1 28.4 29.0 27.4

5. Certain there will not be peace

32.0 31.1 44.9 37.5 42 36.0 46.7 46.1 36.6 37.9 39.3 35.4

6. Dont know/no opinion

2.2 3.0 0.6 2.2 3 7.7 3.4 1.0 1.8 2.4 2.7 1.6

 

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 Oct Nov Dec

1. Greatly opposed

10.7 8.0 10.6 8.1 11.6 9.3 8.5 10.0 10.3 9.5 11.2 9.3

2. Somewhat opposed

6.2 7.6 8.9 7.3 9.2 12.1 8.5 6.3 7.9 9.5 5.2 8.5

3. In the middle

8.5 4.0 5.5 7.7 7.4 6.5 5.4 6.1 12.3 8.9 10.3 9.7

4. Somewhat supportive

37.2 30.7 27.8 28.8 24 26.9 29.0 29.2 37.0 35.5 33.3 37.6

5. Greatly supportive

35.2 47.2 43.9 45.8 45.8 42.4 47.1 46.9 30.8 34.7 38.9 33.1

6. Dont know/no opinion

2.2 2.6 3.3 2.2 2.0 2.8 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.2 1.8

 

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 Oct Nov Dec

1. Heavily in favor

8.3 8.4 8.9 9.7 12.4 7.7 9.9 7.6 7.1 10.1 10.6 8.0

2. Somewhat in favor

19.5 21.1 18.7 21.2 19.2 21.4 18.3 18.8 16.6 17.3 14.5 15.1

3. In the middle

17.1 19.7 14.4 14.3 12.2 13.1 11.9 8.6 23.5 23.0 21.7 19.3

4. Somewhat opposed

15.7 13.7 13.6 14.5 11.0 10.7 10.7 10.8 12.5 18.5 13.2 14.5

5. Heavily opposed

27.2 23.3 33.9 27.2 34.0 35.8 37.8 44.7 33.2 25.6 29.2 32.6

6. Dont know/no opinion

12.1 13.7 10.6 13.1 11.2 11.3 11.3 9.4 7.1 5.6 10.8 10.5

 

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 Oct Nov Dec

1. Greatly believe

6.0 5.8 5.5 4.2 5.4 3.4 4.6 2.9 3.0 3.8 3.1 3.6

2. Somewhat believe

18.7 14.7 13.0 16.7 14.8 13.1 11.3 11.6 9.7 10.1 10.6 11.9

3. In the middle

12.9 13.5 8.9 10.1 10.0 11.3 7.0 8.2 12.5 13.1 12.0 14.3

4. Somewhat dont believe

18.3 23.7 17.9 18.8 16.2 13.7 17.9 18.0 21.1 24.8 20.5 16.4

5. Certainly dont believe

36.0 32.1 46.7 42.3 47.4 49.7 48.5 52.7 50.2 43.5 47.0 46.9

6. Dont know/no opinion

8.1 10.2 8.1 7.9 6.2 8.9 10.7 6.5 3.6 4.8 6.8 6.9

 

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

9.5 10.8 11.2 9.7 12.2 4.6 8.0 9.8 7.1 9.9 11.6 9.5

2. Somewhat in favor

12.7 16.3 15.0 13.7 12.6 18.8 15.5 13.5 14.0 17.3 16.3 10.5

3. In the middle

8.3 10.8 8.1 9.3 7.6 8.5 6.8 5.3 11.5 11.9 11.4 14.7

4. Somewhat opposed

11.9 16.1 13.6 12.9 13.6 13.5 9.1 9.8 16.6 16.7 11.2 14.7

5. Greatly opposed

50.5 42.2 48.2 50.0 50.4 48.5 55.7 56.5 48.0 41.9 45.0 47.9

6. Dont know/no opinion

7.0 3.8 3.9 4.4 3.6 6.1 5.0 5.1 2.8 2.4 4.5 2.8

 

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

4.0 2.8 3.7 4.0 4.0 3.4 4.6 2.7 3.2 1.6 2.5 3.6

2. Think there will be peace

21.9 28.1 22.0 25.0 20.4 23.4 22.3 26.3 15.6 17.7 19.7 20.4

3. In the middle

17.7 14.9 11.2 12.3 12.2 9.3 8.7 8.0 17.0 15.3 14.7 18.4

4. Think there will not be peace

27.8 27.5 23.0 21.8 20.0 20.2 22.9 22.2 31.8 31.9 30.4 30.3

5. Certain there will not be peace

22.5 20.3 36.0 30.8 39.0 36.0 33.6 35.1 27.9 26.6 25.5 22.8

6. Dont know/no opinion

6.2 6.4

3.9

6.2 4.4 7.7 8.0 5.7 4.5 6.9 7.2 4.6

 

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