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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion Toward Terrorism

(2003 - 2007)


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Do you support or oppose a large military operation in the Gaza Strip? (Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk", December 5, 2007)

Support
41.4%
Oppose
38.7%
Other
19.9%

Should Israel depose Hamas rule using force and put Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) and the Fatah movement back in power in the Gaza Strip? (Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk", December 5, 2007)

Support
38.7%
Oppose
39.0%
Other
22.3%

Are you for or against the release of 256 Palestinian prisoners as a gesture to Abu Mazen? (Maariv, July 18, 2007)

For
31%
Against
56%
No opinion
13%

Is Egypt doing enough to stop the smuggling (of arms) to Gaza? (IMRA, June, 2007)

Yes
6%
No
79%
Other
15%

Should Israel take control of the Phidelphi Corridor today? (IMRA, June, 2007)

Yes
42%
No
33%
Other
25%

Should Israel launch a military strike in Gaza today? (IMRA, June, 2007)

Yes
43%
No
42%
Maybe
15%

What is the solution to the Qassam rockets? (Geocartographia, May 29, 2007)

There is a military solution
58%
There is no military solution - only diplomatic agreement
25%
No opinion
17%

What has caused the decrease in terror attacks in recent times?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Preventive measures taken by the Israeli security forces
42%
Intentional avoidance by the Palestinians
29%
Both preventive measures taken by the Israeli security forces and the intentional avoidance by the Palestinians
10%
Neither
3%
No clear opinion
16%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you support or oppose a large scale military operation in the Gaza Strip?

 
September 15, 2006*
November 1, 2006**
Support 51% 48%
Oppose 22% 32%
Other 27% 20%
*Israel Radio's “Another Matter”
**Maagar Mohot Survey Institute

Has the Government abandoned Sderot? (Yediot Ahronot, November 24, 2006)

Yes 68%
No 26%

How should Israel deal with the problem of the Qassams? (Yediot Ahronot, November 24, 2006)

Continue military operations 18%
Conquer Gaza 30%
Negotiate with Palestinians 45%

 

 

 

If Qassams were falling in Central Israel, would Government policy be different? (Yediot Ahronot, November 24, 2006)

Same 36%
Would negotiate 14%
Would Conquer Gaza 41%

Should the residents of Sderot be evacuated? (Yediot Ahronot, November 24, 2006)

Yes 32%
No 64%

Do you think terrorism is or not a threat to your country? (Gallup International, July-September, 2006)
% that believes terrorism is a threat to their country

Colombia
97%
India
97%
Israel
93%
USA
93%
Peru
91%
UK
90%
Indonesia
89%
Russia
87%
Spain
85%
Turkey
85%
France
84%
Germany
82%
Panama
82%
Thailand
82%
Italy
80%
Canada
80%
Singapore
78%
Pakistan
76%
Denmark
73%
Venezuela
71%

In light of the quiet in the Gaza Strip what should Israel do in the case that it is easy to kill a terrorist leader? (Maariv, January 28, 2005)

Kill 35%
Don't Kill 62%

 

 

In your opinion, were the people who flew planes into New York's World Trade Center ____? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Terrorists
96%
41%
37%
Martyrs
3%
8%
22%
Freedom Fighters
--
25%
14%
Don't know
1%
27%
27%

And who do you believe planned the 9/11 attacks against the United States? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Osama bin Laden
91%
34%
46%
Saddam Hussein
2%
1%
4%
The United States
1%
13%
6%
Israel
--
11%
26%
Someone Else
2%
2%
1%
Don't Know
5%
39%
18%

Terrorism is NEVER justified under any circumstances. (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Strongly Agree
83%
58%
34%
Somewhat Agree
10%
11%
32%
Somewhat Disagree
4%
6%
18%
Strongly disagree
4%
22%
9%
Don't Know
1%
4%
7%

Hamas is a terrorist group. (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Strongly agree
90%
16%
5%
Somewhat agree
8%
11%
8%
Somewhat disagree
1%
14%
14%
Strongly disagree
--
45%
67%
Don't Know
1%
15%
6%

[Hamas are freedom fighters.] (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Strongly Agree
--
33%
51%
Somewhat Agree
--
26%
31%
Somewhat Disagree
--
10%
10%
Strongly Disagree
--
20%
5%
Don't Know
--
12%
4%

[Last year the Tulkarm Shahids Memorial Soccer Championship For Children was named After Abd Al-Al Baset Odeh, who killed 30 Israelis in a suicide bombing. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?] (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
A Good Thing
--
15%
71%
A Bad Thing
--
70%
13%
Don't Know
--
15%
17%

If the Ministry of Education wanted to name a youth soccer tournament after Baruch Goldstein who killed unarmed Palestinians in an attack, would that be a good ting or bad thing? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Good Thing
11%
4%
--
Bad Thing
83%
91%
--
Don't Know
7%
5%
--

Do you consider Palestinian bombings of Israeli buses and restaurants to be acts of terrorism? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Yes
99%
57%
10%
No
1%
31%
79%
Don't Know
--
12%
11%

Do you consider attacks by Israelis against Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders to be acts of terrorism? (PORI, September 2003)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
Palestinians
Yes
19%
76%
84%
No
79%
16%
10%
Don't Know
2%
9%
6%

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