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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion on Settlements and Outposts

(2009 - Present)


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What is the impact of continued Jewish settlement building on Israel's security?
              (Pew Research, May 2013)

 
Total
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Helps Security
27%
31%
4%
Hurts Security
42%
35%
84%
Makes No Difference
23%
27%
2%
Don't Know
8%
8%
10%

Which of the following steps should Israel take with regard to construction in the settlements?
              (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Full Construction Freeze
23.3%
Construction Only in Blocs To Remain
under Israeli Rule in Future
39.0%
Unliminited Construction
31.3%
Don't Know/No Answer
6.3%

Do you support or oppose dismantling most of the settlements in the territories as part of a peace agreement with the Palestinians?
              (Truman/PCPSR, October 2010)

Support
45.2%
Oppose
45.9%
DK/NA
8.8%

Should Israel agree to extend the settlement construction freeze?
              (Dahaf, September 2010)

Yes
39%
No
54%

Note: Poll included Arab Israelis.

Should construction in the territories be renewed? (IMRA, September 2010)

Everywhere
38.6%
Only in blocs
25.1%
Continue freeze
21.0%

Will Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to impose the freeze increase or reduce pressure on Israel to make additional concessions? (Maagar Mohot, December 2009)

Reduce
22%
Increase
56%
No effect on the pressure
17%
Other replies/don't know
5%

Do you think the freeze will actually last only ten months or will Netanyahu continue the freeze indefinitely? (Maagar Mohot, December 2009)

Just ten months
33%
Continue indefinitely
40%
Other replies/don't know
27%

Do you support or oppose the dismantling of most of the settlements in the West Bank as part of a peace agreement with the Palestinians? (Truman Institute/PCPSR, December 2009)

Support

49%

Oppose
43%

Do you support or oppose a freeze on construction in the West Bank settlements? (Truman Institute/PCPSR, December 2009)

Support

49%

Oppose
42%

Do you support or oppose the removal of illegal settlement posts in the West Bank? (Truman Institute/PCPSR, December 2009)

Support

58%

Oppose
32%

Do you support or oppose the refusal of IDF soldiers to serve in the West Bank? (Truman Institute/PCPSR, December 2009)

Support

27%

Oppose
66%

Do you support or oppose the evacuation of unauthorized outposts? (Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's Hakol Diburim, June 4, 2009)

For
40.1%
Against

40.4%

Don't know
19.5%

Do you support or oppose the American demand for a halt to construction in Judea and Samaria? (Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's Hakol Diburim, June 4, 2009)

Support
29.5%
Oppose
55.6%
Don't know
17.9%

Should the Government evacuate unauthorized outposts? (Geocartography Knowledge Group, June 3, 2009)

Yes
40%
No
51%
No opinion
9%

Should the Government meet the American request to freeze settlements? (Geocartography Knowledge Group, June 3, 2009)

Yes
40%
No
51%
Don't know
9%

Should Israel agree to evacuate illegal outposts and isolated settlements located in the heart of the Palestinian population if a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians depended on it? (War and Peace Index, May 2009)

Yes

53%

No
29%

Should Israel should agree to evacuate all settlements if a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians depended on it? (War and Peace Index, May 2009)

Yes
41%
No
53%

Do settlements serve or weaken Israel's interests? (War and Peace Index, May 2009)

Weaken
48%
Serve
43%

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