Palestinian Attitudes on the 2011 UN Palestinian Statehood Bid

(Updated December 2011)


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What should be the FIRST, most vital Palestinian goal? (PSR, December 17, 2011)

to end Israeli occupation inthe areas occupied in 1967 and build a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as its capital

48%

to obtain the right of return of refugees to their 1948 towns and villages
30%
to build a pious or moral individual and religious society, one that applies all Islamic teachings
14%
to establish a democratic political system that respects freedoms and rights of Palestinians
9%
* In September 2011, 59% viewed statehood within the 1967 borders as the most vital Palestinian goal.

Do you think that submitting a bid by the PLO and the PA to recognize the State of Palestine in the UN was a positive move that serves the Palestinian cause?
(Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)
Yes
77.7%
No
19.1%
No opinion/I do not know
3.2%

Do you think that the PLO and PA conducted a good diplomatic campaign when they submitted the bid of recognition at the UN? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Yes
73.0%
No
19.9%
No opinion/Don't know
7.1%

How, in your opinion, does the bid of recognition influence the Palestinian cause?(Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Positively
56.2%
No influence
21.4%
Negatively
17.6%
No opinion/Don't know
4.8%

Do you think that the Security Council will vote in favor of the creation of the Palestinian state?(Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Yes
45.4%
No
43.5%
No opinion/Don't know
11.1%

Do you think that the PLO and PA are capable of securing 9 votes in the Security Council to guarentee a recognition of the Palestinian State?(Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Yes
54.7%
No
32.5%
No opinion/Don't know
12.9%

Since the US has threatened to use the Veto at the Security Council against the recognition of the Palestinian State, do you think that the US will use the Veto?(Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Yes
67.1%
No
22.6%
No opinion/Don't know
10.4%

If the US uses the Vito at the Security Council against the recognition of the State of Palestine, do you think that the Vito will encourage Israel to proceed in its policy in the Palestinian Territories? (Al-Najah poll, October 17, 2011)

Yes
82.6%
No
11.3%
No opinion/Don't know
6.1%

Do you support or oppose the current Palestinian pursuit for state recognition at the UN? (Arab World for Research and Development, October 13, 2011)

Support
64.4%
Neutral
18.5%
Oppose
15.9%
Don't know
1.0%

Do you believe the Palestinian cause has been advanced by this initiative? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Advanced
36.6%
Set back
16.6%
Not changed
44.3%
Don't know
2.6%

Did you listen to the speech delivered by President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN on October 23, 2011? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Yes, in full
40.3%
Yes, in part
39.0%
No
20.7%

What was your assessment of the speech? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Excellent
39.9%
Good
31.0%
Average
14.7%
Weak
4.8%
Very weak
2.3%
Don't know
7.4%

How do you evaluate the position of Hamas on the UN initiative? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Positive
11.9%
Average
33.0%
Negative
44.7%
Don't know
7.4%

What should be the next political step by the Palestinian leadership with respect to statehood? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Continue to pursue recognition through the UN Security council
59.0%
Seek official observer status from the UN General Assembly
12.2%
Abandon the UN initiative and return to the negotiating table immediately
13.0%
Don't know
15.8%

Which of the following do you believe will result from the UN initiative? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Palestinian negotiating position will be strengthened
58.2%
Palestinian negotiating position will be weakened
4.4%
Nothing will change
32.6%
Don't know
4.8%

In the context of the Palestinian UN initiative, how do you view the following actors? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

 
Turkey
Egypt
Arab League
Jordan
More positive
68.2%
50.6%
42.3%
38.3%
Stayed the same
25.1%
32.3%
37.1%
39.6%
Less positive
4.4%
13.3%
16.4%
18.0%
Don't know
2.2%
3.8%
3.3%
4.1%

 
U.N. General Assembly
EU
U.N. Security Council
U.S.A.
Israel
More positive
26.1%
24.8%
19.9%
6.1%
2.3%
Stayed the same
36.9%
39.6%
37.8%
22.3%
15.9%
Less positive
33.1%
31.3%
36.7%
69.0%
79.7%
Don't know
3.9%
4.3%
5.7%
2.6%
2.1%

In the context of the Palestinian UN initiative, how do you view the following actors? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

 
Mahmoud Abbas
PLO
Palestinian National Authority
Fatah
More positive
66.4%
66.3%
63.4%
61.3%
Stayed the same
24.9%
25.8%
28.3%
28.3%
Less positive
7.7%
6.6%
9.1%
8.8%
Don't know
1.0%
1.3%
1.1%
1.6%

 
Salam Fayyad
Ismael Haniyeh
Hamas
More positive
48.9%
17.9%
14.8%
Stayed the same
36.6%
37.4%
37.7%
Less positive
10.6%
39.8%
42.8%
Don't know
3.9%
4.9%
4.8%

Do you believe the Palestinians are capable of surviving a decrease in international funding as a result of the UN initiative? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Yes
29.2%
Maybe
26.4%
No
41.8%
Don't know
2.7%

Are you willing to personally sacrifice (a decrease in your income or salary) in order to reduce Palestinian dependency on foreign aid? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Yes
35.4%
To a certain extent
27.7%
No
41.8%
Don't know
3.1%

Do you think that Israel is serious about its threats to cut off Palestinian tax money due to the Palestinian leadership's decision to resort to the UN? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Yes
71.4%
No
23.5%
Don't know
5.1%

Do you think that the US is serious about its threats to cut off Palestinian tax money due to the Palestinian leadership's decision to resort to the UN? (AWRAD, October 13, 2011)

Yes
67.3%
No
26.9%
Don't know
5.8%

 




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