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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Regarding Peace with the Palestinians

(Updated April 2014)


Israeli Polls: Table of Contents | Attitudes Toward Democracy | Polls of Israeli Arabs


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What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority?
         (Peace Index - December 2011; April 2012; October 2013; April 2014)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
2011
2012
2013
2011
2012
2013
2014
2011
2012
2013
Strongly favor
28.4%
30.0%
32.2%
29.1%
30.0%
25.1%
31.2%
24.4%
30.0%
67.3%
Moderately favor
39.1%
40.6%
33.0%
39.1%
40.1%
35.2%
28.9%
38.9%
43.3%
21.8%
Moderately oppose
18.4%
13.8%
17.3%
16.5%
13.3%
19.1%
12.6%
28.9%
16.7%
8.2%
Strongly oppose
11.4%
11.9%
13.7%
12.2%
12.3%
16.1%
22.2%
6.7%
10.0%
1.7%
Don't know
2.8%
3.6%
3.8%
3.1%
3.3%
4.4%
5.2%
1.1%
--
1.0%

Do you believe that negotiations between Israel & the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace in the coming years?
              (Peace Index - December 2011;April 2012; October 2013; April 2014)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
2011
2012
2013
2011
2012
2013
2014
2011
2012
2013
Strongly believe
5.8%
7.4%
6.7%
6.0%
7.5%
5.0%
4.3%
4.4%
6.7%
15.4%
Somewhat believe
22.2%
24.3%
22.8%
23.3%
24.3%
20.4%
19.0%
15.6%
24.4%
34.9%
Somewhat don't believe
32.1%
33.8%
24.8%
31.3%
35.0%
25.5%
21.8%
36.7%
36.7%
20.8%
Don't believe at all
38.8%
33.3%
43.7%
38.6%
31.9%
47.6%
53.4%
40.0%
40.0%
24.6%
Don't know
1.2%
1.4%
2.0%
0.8%
1.2%
1.5%
1.5%
3.3%
2.2%
4.3%

If PM Netanyahu reaches a peace agreement with the Palestinians and calls a referendum, how would you vote?

 
In Favor/Likely Favor
55%
54.5%
Opposed/Likely Oppose
25%
26.7%
Dont' Know
20%
18.8%

Will the Israelis and Palestinians stop the violence and return to the negotiating table?
           (Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research, June 2013)

Will return to negotiations; violence will stop
10%
Will return to negotiations; violence will not stop
34%
Will not return to negotiations; violence will stop
44%
Will not return to negotiations; violence will not stop
10%

Do you support or oppose the following plans and/or solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict?
        (Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research, June 2013)

 
Support
Oppose
Two-state solution
62%
33%
One binational state solution
32%
63%
Saudi Peace Plan
24%
67%
Mutual Recognition of National Identity
57%
37%

What is the one thing that Israel must never relinquish in peace negotiations with the Palestinians?
         (Israel Hayom/New Wave Research, June 2013)

Divide Jerusalem
35.5%
Right of Return
30.3%
Handing over Territory
17.6%
Evacuating Settlement Blocs
7%
Don't Know
9.7%

What is your opinion on offering the Palestinians goodwill gestures such prisoner releases, easing of travel restrictions, etc?
         (Israel Hayom/New Wave Research, June 2013)

In Favor
19.5%
Opposed
69.3%
Don't Know
11.1%

Do you support the effort of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority?
         (Israel Hayom/New Wave Research, June 2013)

Support
57%
Oppose
28.6%

To what extent, in your opinion, is renewing the peace talks with the Palestinians urgent or not urgent for Israel at present?
               (Peace Index, April 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Very urgent
26.7%
28.7%
15.6%
Moderately urgent
29.3%
28.0%
36.7%
Not so urgent
24.7%
22.0%
40.0%
Not urgent at all
16.9%
18.9%
5.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
2.4%
2.3%
2.2%

To what extent is there a chance to resolve the conflict according to the "two states for two peoples" formula in the next ten years?
               (Peace Index, April 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly believe
10.7%
11.5%
6.7%
Moderately believe
29.1%
28.7%
31.1%
Moderately don't believe
32.5%
31.0%
41.1%
Don't believe at all
25.7%
26.7%
20.0%
Don't know/refuse to answer
2.0%
2.1%
1.1%

Do you agree or disagree with the claim that if Israel continues to rule the West Bank for a long time, what will emerge in the entire Land of Israel is one state for the Jews and Palestinians that will not have a Jewish majority? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Totally agree
12.7%
13.6%
7.8%
Moderately agree
24.6%
25.0%
22.2%
Moderately disagree
34.1%
33.3%
38.9%
Totally disagree
22.3%
21.3%
27.8%
Don't know/refuse to answer
6.2%
6.8%
3.3%

If you knew that continued Israeli control of the West Bank would lead to one state for the Jews and Arabs in the entire Land of Israel that would not have a Jewish majority, would you support or oppose continued Israeli rule in the territories? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly support
7.4%
7.3%
7.8%
Moderately support
16.7%
17.4%
12.2%
Moderately oppose
34.4%
35.6%
27.8%
Strongly oppose
29.9%
27.0%
46.7%
Don't know/refuse to answer
11.6%
12.6%
5.5%

Some believe that even long-term continued rule in the territories will not prevent Israel from remaining a Jewish and democratic state. do you agree or disagree with that view? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Totally agree
20.9%
22.4%
12.2%
Moderately agree
34.3%
34.9%
31.1%
Moderately disagree
21.3%
19.2%
33.3%
Totally disagree
18.4%
19.0%
15.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
5.0%
4.5%
7.8%

Do you support or oppose the formula of 1967 borders with land swaps as a basis for an agreement with the Palestinians? (Geocartographia Institute, May 2011)

Support
27%
Oppose
61%

What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Strongly in favor
32.2%
27.5%
59.0%
Moderately in favor
34.9%
36.7%
24.5%
Moderately opposed
16.7%
17.6%
12.1%
Strongly opposed
13.5%
15.2%
3.3%
Don't know/Refused to answer
2.7%
3.0%
4.4%

What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly in favor
32.2%
32.5%
31.1%
Moderately in favor
39.0%
39.2%
37.8%
Moderately opposed
12.8%
11.9%
17.8%
Strongly opposed
13.2%
13.1%
13.3%
Don't know/Refused to answer
2.7%
3.2%

Do you believe or not believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the coming years? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Believe (strongly or moderately)
30.4%
26.5%
52.3%
Don't believe (strongly or moderately)
69.2%
73.0%
47.7%
Don't know/Refused to answer
0.3%
0.4%
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Do you believe or not believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the coming years? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly believe
7.6%
4.6%
20.0%
Moderately believe
24.5%
21.9%
32.3%
Moderately don't believe
31.7%
29.4%
17.8%
Don't believe at all
34.4%
43.6%
29.9%
Don't know/Refused to answer
1.7%
0.4%

To what extent to you believe that there is a real chance to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the next two or three years based on the principle of two states for two peoples? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly believe
4.8%
4.6%
5.6%
Moderately believe
21.3%
20.7%
24.4%
Moderately don't believe
34.3%
33.7%
37.8%
Don't believe at all
38.1%
39.3%
31.1%
Don't know/Refused to answer
1.6%
1.6%
1.1%

And in the next ten years, to what extent do you believe or not believe that there is a real chance to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the principle of two states for two peoples? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly believe
8.0%
7.5%
11.1%
Moderately believe
35.2%
35.4%
34.4%
Moderately don't believe
27.1%
25.4%
36.7%
Don't believe at all
23.7%
25.5%
13.3%
Don't know/Refused to answer
5.9%
6.2%
4.4%

Among the possibilities, what in your opinion is the main description that describes the current conflict between Israel and the Palestinians? (Peace Index, June 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Mainly a political conflict
13.7%
13.0%
17.8%
Mainly a religious conflict
13.0%
14.1%
6.7%
Mainly a territorial conflict
22.4%
20.1%
35.6%
All three to the same extent
45.1%
47.4%
32.2%
None of them
2.6%
1.9%
6.7%
Don't know/Refused to answer
3.2%
3.5%
1.1%

 

It emerged from Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the Knesset that Israel will insist on retaining the large settlement blocs in the West Bank and would be prepared to evacuate the rest of the settlements in the West Bank and Jordan Valley. What is your view of Netanyahu's position on this matter? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
This position is not sufficient to advance the peace process
23.6%
17.0%
61.0%
The position is appropriate
31.8%
33.1%
24.5%
The position is too conciliatory and dangerous to Israel
36.5%
41.3%
8.9%
Don't know/Refused to answer
8.0%
8.5%
5.6%

In your opinion, will the Palestinian leadership try to prevent or, alternatively, encourage the outbreak of a third intifada in the event that an independent Palestinian state is declared? (Peace Index, May 2011)

 
General Public
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
The Palestinian leadership will try to prevent it
36.1%
33.7%
49.9%
The Palestinian leadership will encourage it
56.1%
58.2%
44.5%
Don't know/Refused to answer
7.7%
8.1%
5.6%

Would you agree to international control of the holy places within the framework of a peace agreement? (Geocartography Knowledge Group, May 2011)

Yes
21%
No
73%
Don't know
6%

Would you oppose or support having part of Jerusalem part of a Palestinian state?
              (Geocartography Knowledge Group, May 2011)

Oppose any part
66%
Support some Arab neighborhoods
23%

Should construction be frozen in Jerusalem neighborhoods beyond the 1967 lines?
              (Geocartography Knowledge Group, May 2011)

Build
67%
Freeze
23%
Don't know
10%

Do you support or oppose a deal according to which hundreds of terrorists would be released in exchange for Gilad Shalit?
              (Dahaf, May 2011)

Support
58%
Oppose
29%

 

 

Sources: IF_NECESSARY

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