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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion Toward Terrorism

(2008 - 2010)


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Are you worried that you or your family may be harmed by Arabs in daily life? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR)

 
August 2009
December 2009
Yes
50%
57%

Which of the following is closest to your opinion on prisoner swaps? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR, December 2009)

Israel should pay almost any price to return prisoners of war home since this is the moral obligation of the state which sent them to war.
52%
Israel should not free "terrorists" who killed Israelis in "terrorist" acts inside Israel since this will encourage further abductions and acts of "terror".
35%

Do you support or oppose the release of Israeli Arabs who carried out violent attacks within Israel in return for the release of Gilad Shalit? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR)

 
August 2009
December 2009
Support
63%
58%
Oppose
27%
36%

Do you support or oppose talks with Hamas if needed to reach a compromise agreement with the Palestinians? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR)

 
March 2009
August 2009
December 2009
Support
50%
52%
53%
Oppose
48%
44%
42%

Do you support or oppose talks with a national unity government composed jointly of Hamas and Fatah if such a government is reestablished? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR)

 
March 2009
August 2009
December 2009
Support
69%
66%
66%
Oppose
27%
30%
27%

Do you support or oppose return to Palestinian-Israeli final status negotiations before cessation of Palestinian violence? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR, March 1-7, 2009)

Support
40%
Oppose
58%

Do you think Israel should or should not negotiate with Hamas? (War & Peace Index, February 2009)

Support negotiations
45.2%
Oppose negotiations
50.7%
No opinion/I don't know
4.2%

Do you support the prisoner exchange deal Israel signed with Hezbollah in an effort to free kidnapped IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, even though it means releasing all the Lebanese prisoners it holds, including Samir Kuntar? (War & Peace Index)

 
June 2008
July 2008
Yes
38%
60%
No
46%
32%

Do you support the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the militant groups in the Gaza Strip, which entails the release of numerous Palestinian prisoners in return for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit? (War & Peace Index, July 2008)

Yes
70%
No
20%

Do you believe the Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Hamas will be good for Israel? (War & Peace Index, July 2008)

Yes
45%
No
48%

Should the calm agreement with Hamas have been conditioned on the release of Gilad Shalit? (Dahaf for Yediot Ahronot, June 19, 2008)

Yes
78%
No
15%
No reply
7%

As long as there is no information as to whether Regev and Goldwasser are alive, are you for a deal according to which Kuntar is released? (Dahaf for Yediot Ahronot, June 19, 2008)

Yes
65%
No
27%
No reply
8%

If it turns out with certainty that Goldwasser and Regev are dead, should we agree to the deal? (Dahaf for Yediot Ahronot, June 19, 2008)

Yes
61%
No
32%
No reply
7%

Do you support or oppose the calm agreement with Hamas? (Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk," June 18, 2008)

Support
40.6%
Oppose
32.9%
No position
26.5%

You think that the calm will continue for a short time (days) or a long time (months)? (Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk," June 18, 2008)

Short
74.8%
Long
17.1%
Don't know
8.1%

What do you prefer the government of Israel do: reach a ceasefire deal with Hamas or continue the war against it? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk")

 
March 5, 2008
May 18, 2008
June 11, 2008
Deal
36%
33%
33%
War
54%
56%
44%
Other replies
10%
11%
23%

Do you think the government of Israel should sign a ceasefire agreement with Hamas even without the release of Gilad Shalit? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk," May 18,2008)

No
57%
Yes
24%
Other replies
19%

Should the IDF act today to physically destroy Hamas leaders? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk," May 18, 2008)

No
22%
Yes
49%
Other replies
29%

Should the IDF launch today a large scale land operation in Gaza despite the possibility of IDF soldiers being hurt? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute for Israel Radio's "It's All Talk," May 18, 2008)

No
38%
Yes
51%
Other replies
11%

What is a suitable response to the rocket fire coming from Gaza? (War & Peace Index, February 2008, March 3-4, 2008)

Support the policy of restraint
4%
Support negotiating a ceasefire
17%
Re-occupy Gaza and stay there for an unlimited time
26%
Support a limited operation in Gaza, after which the IDF would depart
33%

 


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