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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion Regarding Peace with the Palestinians

(Updated August 2012)


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What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011; January 31, 2012, April 2012, July 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
 
2011
Jan. 2012
April 2012
2011
Jan. 2012
April 2012
July 2012
2011
Jan. 2012
April 2012
Strongly in favor
28.4%
32.0%
30.0%
29.1%
29.8%
30.0%
22.6%
24.4%
44.4%
30.0%
Moderately in favor
39.1%
40.1%
40.6%
39.1%
42.1%
40.1%
39.9%
38.9%
28.9%
43.3%
Moderately opposed
18.4%
15.5%
13.8%
16.5%
14.5%
13.3%
17.7%
28.9%
21.1%
16.7%
Strongly opposed
11.4%
9.9%
11.9%
12.2%
10.7%
12.3%
14.9%
6.7%
5.6%
10.0%
Don't know/refuse to answer
2.8%
2.6%
3.6%
3.1%
3.0%
3.3%
4.9%
1.1%
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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, December 28, 2011; January 31, 2012; April 2012, July 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
 
2011
Jan. 2012
April 2012
2011
Jan. 2012
April 2012
July 2012
2011
Jan. 2012
April 2012
Strongly believe
5.8%
5.5
7.4%
6.0%
4.3
7.5%
4.6%
4.4%
12.2
6.7%
Moderately believe
22.2%
20.2
24.3%
23.3%
20.8
24.3%
19.1%
15.6%
24.4%
Moderately don't believe
32.1%
40.7
33.8%
31.3%
41.2
35.0%
33.2%
36.7%
37.8
36.7%
Don't believe at all
38.8%
31.2
33.3%
38.6%
31.4
31.9%
41.1%
40.0%
30.0
40.0%
Don't know/refuse to answer
1.2%
2.4
1.4%
0.8%
2.3
1.2%
2.0%
3.3%
3.3
2.2%

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 do you believe or not believe there is a real chance to resolve the conflict in accordance with 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%

Please indicate how important or unimportant it is for the government to pursue each of the following objectives today. Give your answer on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being totally unimportant and 5 being very important, and the rest of the rankings in between. (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Totally UNimportant
15.0%
13.0%
26.7%
2.
6.3%
6.8%
3.3%
3.
14.1%
16.0%
3.3%
4.
18.8%
20.4%
10.0%
5. Very important
45.7%
43.7%
56.7%
6. Didn't answer
0.2%
0.2%

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%

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