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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion on Unilateral Measures

(2005 - 2006)


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Was the disengagement from the Katif Bloc (Gaza settlements) in August 2005 a right move? (Israel Radio's “Another Matter” program, September 27, 2006)

Yes
39%
No
48%
Other
13%

Today do you support or oppose the Gaza pullout? (Smith Institute / Jerusalem Post, September 17-18, 2006)

Support 38%
Oppose 55%

Who do you think has won so far in the war in the North? (Maariv, August 4, 2006)

Hizbullah
3.5%
Israel
54.8%
No one
37.7%
Don't know
4.0%

Who do you think will win the war in the North in the end? (Maariv, August 4, 2006)

Hizbullah
2.6%
Israel
73.5%
No one
19.4%
Don't know
4.4%

In your opinion, in light of what recently took place in Gaza, was the disengagement plan [AL: the retreat from Gaza] justified ? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, July 16, 2006)

Yes
44%
No
31%
Don't know
25%

Are you for or against Ehud Olmert's convergence plan? [AL: aka "consolidation plan", retreat from most of the West Bank] ? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute)

 
7/16/06
7/19/06
For
19%
28%
Against
52%
50%
Don't know
29%
22%

In your opinion, do most of the citizens of the State of Israel have enough information about Ehud Olmert's convergence plan? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, July 16, 2006)

Yes
11%
No
71%
Don't know
18%

Did your sense of security rise of decline since the disengagement from Gaza? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Rose
19%
Stayed the same
35%
Declined
45%
Don't Know
1%

It was argued that the disengagement from Gaza would improve Israel’s security standing. In your opinion did the disengagement improve or not improve Israel’s security standing? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Improve
33%
Did not improve
65%
Don't know
2%

In your opinion did the disengagement from Gaza contribute or not contribute to the rise of Hamas in the Palestinian administered territories? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Did not contribute
29%
Did contribute
65%
Don't know
6%

To what extent did Egypt fulfill its obligation to prevent smuggling of weapons and terrorists into the Gaza Strip? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Did fulfill
18%
Did not fulfill
68%
Don't know
14%

Do you support or oppose disengagement from Judea and Samaria which is called the "convergence plan?" (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Support
36%
Oppose
59%
Don't know
5%

Government officials argue that the situation in Gaza should not influence the convergence plan- do you agree or disagree with that argument? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Agree
32%
Disagree
64%
Don't know
4%

There is a possibility that in the convergence plan, civilian settlements will be removed, but the IDF will remain in place. In your opinion is this a better or worse security paradigm in comparison to the situation in Gaza? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Worse
50%
Better
34%
Don't know
16%

Will the removal of settlers make it easier or harder on the IDF to protect civilians inside pre-1967 borders from Kassam missiles? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Easier to protect
41%
Harder to protect
46%
Don't know
13%

In your opinion do you think it’s necessary to carry out a national referendum before an additional disengagement is carried out? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Yes to referendum
56%
ONo to referendum
42%
Don't know
2%

To what extent do you think that the convergence plan will expand or contract the Kassam missile threat to additional cities in Israel? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Contract the threat
20%
Expand the threat
60%
Don't know
20%

To what extent do you think that the convergence plan will strengthen or weaken extremist elements of the Palestinian Authority? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Weaken extremist elements
22%
Strengthen extremist elements
68%
Don't know
10%

In your opinion, what is the most effective way to prevent the firing of Kassam missiles? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Diplomatic activity with the Palestinians
24%
Control by the IDF of depth areas
62%
Don't know
14%

In your opinion, what is the reason that the Kassam missiles are not yet being fired from Judea and Samaria? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Operational impediments
24%
Control by the IDF
53%
Both
11%
Don't Know
12%

Do you support or oppose concessions in the Jordan Valley in the context of a Peace Treaty with the Palestinians? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Support concessions in Jordan Valley
26%
Oppose concessions in the Jordan Valley
65%
Don't know
9%

To what extent do you rely on Jordan to prevent the smuggling of weapons into the Palestinian authority? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Rely on Jordan
45%
Don’t rely on Jordan
53%
Don't know
2%

There are areas beyond the security fence that place Ben Gurion airport in Kassam missile range. Do you support or oppose concessions over these areas? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Support
14%
Oppose
80%
Don't know
6%

Do you support or oppose the posting of UN soldiers in the Jordan Valley and other conflict areas with the IDF? (Midgam, July 9-10, 2006)

Support
35%
Oppose
60%
Don't know
5%

Do you see the government as acting properly in the situation created by the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit? (Peace Index, July 3-4, 2006)

Yes
52%
No
30%
Don't know
18%

Do you agree with the claim that it is unfair that Israel reacted to the kidnapping with such severity including the arrests of Palestinian members of parliament from Hamas, while responding with more restrained measures to the ongoing Qassam fire on Sderot? (Peace Index, July 3-4, 2006)

Agree
54%
Disagree
46%

Do you agree that Israel must always remain committed to the principle of redeeming captives? (Peace Index, July 3-4, 2006)

Yes
48%
No
30%
Don't know
22%

Do you support negotiating with Hamas in the case of the kidnapped soldier? (Peace Index, July 3-4, 2006)

Yes
50%
No
42%
Don't know
8%

Do you believe that the Palestinian attack on the tank constituted an “act of terror”? (Peace Index, July 3-4, 2006)

Yes
61%
No
32%
Don't know
7%

Do you believe that the event at Kerem Shalom was a military failure or that such incidents cannot always be avoided under the pressures in which the defense establishment operates? (Peace Index, July 3-4, 2006)

Impossible to Prevent
47%
Foul-up
40%
Don't know
13%

Do you support the Israeli assassinations of Hamas leaders? (JTA, July 7, 2006)

Support
82%
Oppose
18%

Do you support the realignment? (Smith Research and Consulting, July 2006)

Support
38%
Oppose
49%
Don't know
13%

Do you believe that the two sides will go back to negotiations and that armed confrontations will stop? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Will go back to negotiations and confrontations will stop
6%
Confrontations will not stop and will not return to negotiations
40%
Will return but some confrontations will continue
48%
Undecided
6%

Do you support or oppose the reconciliation between the two peoples after a permanent status agreement is reached and a Palestinian state is established and recognized by Israel? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
79%
Oppose
19%
Don't know
2%

Do you support or oppose the Road Map? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
52%
Oppose
43%
Don't know
5%

Do you agree or disagree that after reaching a permanent agreement to all issues of the conflict, there should be mutual recognition of Israel as the state for the Jewish people and Palestine as the state for the Palestinian people? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Agree
67%
Disagree
29%
Don't know
4%

Do you support or oppose the whole package combining the elements as one permanent status settlement? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
55%
Oppose
40%
Don't know
5%

Do you support or oppose a compromise on ending the conflict that would state that when the permanent status agreement is fully implemented, it will mean the end of the conflict and no further claims will be made by either side? With the parties recognizing Palestine and Israel as the homelands of their respective peoples? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
70%
Oppose
27%
Don't know
3%

Do you support or oppose a compromise whereby the Palestinian state would have sovereignty over its land, water, and airspace, but Israel would have the right to use the Palestinian airspace for training purposes, and would maintain two early warning stations in the West Bank for 15 years? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
52%
Oppose
44%
Don't know
4%

Do you support or oppose the establishment of an independent Palestinian state that would have no army, but would have a strong security force and would have a multinational force deployed in it to ensure its security and safety? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
63%
Oppose
36%
Don't know
1%

Do you support or oppose a Jerusalem compromise in which East Jerusalem would become the capital of the Palestinian state with Arab neighborhoods coming under Palestinian sovereignty and Jewish neighborhoods coming under Israeli sovereignty? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
37%
Oppose
60%
Don't know
3%

Do you support or oppose a refugee settlement in which both sides agree that the solution will be based on UN resolutions 194 and 242? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
43%
Oppose
53%
Don't know
3%

Do you support or oppose an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with the exception of some settlement areas in less than 3% of the West Bank that would be swapped with an equal amount of territory from Israel? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
47%
Oppose
47%
Don't know
6%

Do you support or oppose Prime Minister Olmert’s realignment plan, whereby Israel would pull out of the vast majority of the West Bank while maintaining the large settlement blocs? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Support
46%
Oppose
50%
Don't know
4%

Do you believe that the outcome of the last election grants Olmert a mandate to carry out his withdrawal plan? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Yes, I do believe
54%

Do you believe that a referendum should be carried out over the contentious proposal of realignment? (Hebrew University Poll, June 26, 2006)

Yes, I do believe
58%

Do you support convergence? (Haaretz, June 7, 2006)

Support
37%
Oppose
56%
Don't know
7%

Do you think that the Convergence will be carried out or not? (Haaretz, June 7, 2006)

Yes
51%
No
32%
Don't know
17%

Do you support or oppose the plan of Kadima to evacuate settlements unilaterally as Avi Dichter proposed this week? (Haaretz, March 8, 2006)

Support
37%
Oppose
49%
Other
14%

Do you approve or disapprove of the leadership of the United States? (Gallup Poll; December 26, 2005 – January 8, 2006)

Approve
66%
Disapprove
20%
Don't know
14%

What is your impression of President George W. Bush? (Gallup Poll; December 26, 2005 – January 8, 2006)

Favorable
52%
Unfavorable
31%
Neither
15%
Don't Know
2%

After the disengagement plan was already carried out, how do you feel about it? (Maariv, October 14, 2005)

Support
59%
Oppose
34%

Do you think that Israel should continue in the coming years to evacuate additional communities in Judea and Samaria or the disengagement was enough and no more communities should be evacuated until the final agreement? (Maariv, October 14, 2005)

Continue evacuating
28%
No more evacuations
68%

Please rate the following groups according to how democratically they reacted both preceding and during Disengagement – 1= Not at all democratically, 10= Strictly democratically, Not democratically 1-4, Middle 5, Democratically 6-10 (Israel Democracy Institute, September 14-15th, 2005)

 
IDF
Police
Government
Gush Katif Residents
Moetzet Yesha General Public
Not democratic
10%
15%
38%
26%
32%
11%
Middle
8%
8%
11%
15%
17%
20%
Democratic
77%
69%
47%
54%
41%
56%
No opinion
5%
8%
4%
5%
10%
13%

Before Disengagement took place which of the following predictions did you believe? (More than one answer possible, therefore total is greater than 100%) (Israel Democracy Institute, September 14-15th, 2005)

Disengagement would take place in relative calmness
44%
There would be significant settler-initiated violence and bloodshed
22%
Disengagement would lead to civil war
16%
Disengagement would not take place in the end
11%
There would be significant IDF-initiated violence and bloodshed
10%
The settlers would use weapons against soldiers
7%
None of the above
5%

Do you support the disengagement plan? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program)

 
June 8, 2005*
June 29, 2005
July 6, 2005
July 13, 2005**
Yes
50%
53.4%
57%
52.7%
No
35%
40.2%
37%
41.2%
Other
15%
6.4%
6%
6.1%

*Are you for or against the disengagement process?
**Do you support or oppose the disengagement plan?

Are you for or against the disengagement plan? (Channel 10 Television Kol Haboker)

 
June 19, 2005
June 26, 2005
July 3, 2005
July 17, 2005
August 7, 2005
For
53%
51%
56%
53%
57%
Against
33%
33%
29%
30%
31%
Other
14%
16%
15%
17%
12%

Favor disengagement? (Maariv)

 
June 17, 2005
June 28, 2005
July 29, 2005
Yes
54%
54%
57%

Should communities in Judea and Samaria be evacuated? (IMRA, August 26, 2005)

Yes
54
No
42

Was the use of children by the settlers justified? (IMRA, August 26, 2005)

Yes
20
No
77

Do you believe the claims that the settlers that there has been a failure in how they are being treated? (IMRA, August 26, 2005)

Yes
62
No
36

Would you support additional disengagements if a settlement can't be reached with the Palestinians? (Haaretz, August 26, 2005)

Support-a lot
15
Support
16.5
Oppose
18.4
Oppose greatly
40.1
Don't know
9.4
Refuse reply
0.7

How do you feel about the settlers? (Maagar Mochot, August 26, 2005)

Negative
19
So-So
23
Positive
41
Other
13

Has you attitude towards settlers changed as a result of the disengagement? (Maagar Mochot, August 26, 2005)

No
57
Changed-good
9
Changed-bad
7
Other
27

Who do you believe more: Sharon who says that the disengagement will bring peace or Bib [Netanyahu] who says that disengagement will bring terror? (IMRA, August 25, 2005)

Sharon
31
Netanyahu
41
Other
28

Did the implementation of the disengagement in the last two weeks make it easier or harder to carry out an additional disengagement in Judea and Samaria? (IMRA, August 25, 2005)

Easier
43
Harder
37
Other
20

With the evacuations of communities within the framework of the disengagement completed, how do you feel towards the following groups? Positive or negative? (Maagar Mochot, August 24, 2005)

 
Positive
Negative
Other
Evacuated residents
59
21
20
Settlers in general
38
39
23
Infiltrators into the communities being evacuated
12
69
19

This week the disengagement is to be completed. With the completion of the evacuation of the settlements in Gaza and northern Samaria, what is your position regarding the disengagement plan? (Haaretz, August 23-24, 2005)

Support greatly
34.4
Tend to support
17.9
Tend to oppose
7.7
Greatly oppose
30.3
Don't know
7.3
Refuse to reply
2.4

How would you describe the condition of the State of Israel today, after the evacuation of Gush Katif? (Haaretz, August 23-24, 2005)

Normal proper
23.5
Hurt/in pain
61.6
Both
6.8
Neither
4.5
Other
2.4
Refuse reply
1.2

Who is more responsible for the administrative problems of the evacuees that came up after the evacuation? (Haaretz, August 23-24, 2005)

Government/Disengagement Authority that did not take care to prepare solutions
48.6
Evacuees and their leaders that did not prepare in advance for the evacuation
25.9
Both to same extent
21.6
Don't know
3.6
Refuse to reply
0.2

In retrospect, how would you describe the settlement enterprise and the establishment of settlements in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip? (Haaretz, August 23-24, 2005)

Historic mistake
34
Necessary, Zionism realized
32.1
Controversial
26.5
Don't know
6.8
Refuse to reply
0.7

How would you term the behavior of the ministers who voted against disengagement yet remain in the government? (Haaretz, August 23, 2005; 501 Likud members surveyed)

Hypocrites
66
Responsible - want to keep government intact
20.6

Prime Minister Sharon reiterates that there will be no more additional unilateral disengagements. Do you believe him? (Haaretz, August 23, 2005; 501 Likud members surveyed)

Not at all
57
Tend not to
8.4
Tend to believe
15.7
Completely believe
14.2

Were the expressions of pain of the settlers genuine? (Yediot Ahronot, August 19, 2005)

Always
36
Mostly
37
Half
10
Mostly no
10
Never
7

Do you support the disengagement plan? (Yediot Ahronot, August 19, 2005)

Yes& leaning yes
50
No & leaning no
37
No Reply
4

Was the disengagement process as hard as you expected? (Yediot Ahronot, August 19, 2005)

Much easier
15
Easier
32
As expected
32
Harder
8
Much harder
11

What grade would you give to the police and IDF in their performance in the evacuation? (Yediot Ahronot, August 19, 2005)

Very good
62
Good
27
Bad
7
Very bad
4

How did the actions of the youth that snuck into the area impact the image of religious Zionist youth? (Yediot Ahronot, August 19, 2005)

Hurt greatly
34
Considerably
19
No effect
22
Improved
11
Greatly improved
3

Did the settlers being evacuated show responsibility during the course of the evacuation? (Yediot Ahronot, August 19, 2005)

Great responsibility
33
To an extent
35
Somewhat irresponsible
17
Greatly irresponsible
14

How would you rate the leadership of the prime minister with regards to the disengagement plan? (Yediot Ahronot, August 19, 2005)

Very good
28
Good
33
Bad
14
Very bad
22

Do you agree that the settlers failed in their struggle against the disengagement because they did not propose any alternative program to deal with the Palestinians problem? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005)

Completely agree
22
Tend to agree
19
Tend not to agree
19
Completely don't agree
32
No reply
8

Do you agree with the view that the settlers did not adjust themselves to the changing Israeli reality? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005)

Completely agree
38
Tend to agree
21
Tend not to agree
9
Completely don't agree
27
No reply
5

Should the State evacuate the settlements in Judea and Samaria within which right wing extremists reside? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005)

Certain yes
37
Think yes
18
Think no
12
Certain no
25
No reply
8

How do army and police forces relate to the settlers - too soft, too hard or right amount? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005)

Too soft
13
Too hard
19
Right amount
62
No reply
6

What option do you prefer after the completion of the disengagement? (Haaretz, August 12, 2005)

Elections as soon as possible
24.5
Immediately renew negotiations with the PA
21.8
Government immediately handles social problems
47.5
Other
1.2
Don't know
5.0

If the withdrawal from Gaza and northern Samaria succeeds would you support or oppose additional unilateral withdrawals from areas of Judea and Samaria? (Haaretz, August 12, 2005)

Certain yes
21.4
Think yes
7.4
Maybe yes maybe no
21.4
Oppose
12.3
Certain oppose
28.8
Refuse reply
8.8

In the course of the weeks during which the disengagement is carried out which of the three options would you choose? (Haaretz, August 12, 2005)

Stay at home and watch from afar
69.0
reach Gush Katif to give moral support
15.4
Escape overseas as far as possible from the action
9.6
Other
3.7
Don't know
2.3

How would you term the struggle led by the leaders of the settlers against disengagement and the prime minister? (Haaretz, August 12, 2005)

Legitimate and proper
49.6
Attempt to foil democratically accepted decisions
38.7
Other
3.2
Don't know
8.6

Recently settler leaders said harsh things agasint disengagement such as "dictatorial process". Do you think that such words influenced the Jewish terrorist who carried out the attack in Shfaram? (Haaretz, August 12, 2005)

Certainly yes
26.4
Some connection possible
27.0
No connection
37.2
Don't know
9.4

Who showed more responsibility in the clashes between disengagement protesters and police in recent weeks? (Haaretz, August 12, 2005)

Police
39.7
Protest leaders
25.3
Both same extent
17.5
Neither
3.8
Don't know
13.7

How would you prefer the evacuees to behave? Leave willingly or physically struggle? (“Maagar Mochot”, August 12, 2005)

Leave
65.0
Struggle
13.0
Other
22.0

How do you think the evacuation will be carried out? Without any violence, violence but no bloodshed, bloodshed? (“Maagar Mochot”, August 12, 2005)

No violence
11
Violence
58
Bloodshed
17
Other
14

Will the State succeed in carrying out the evacuation or will the settlers succeed in preventing the evacuation? (Maariv, August 12, 2005)

Evacuation succeeds
76
Doesn't succeed
13
Don't know
11

Would the disengagement have been stopped if Netanyahu had resigned earlier? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005; sample of residents of Gush Katif and northern Samaria)

Yes
63
No
29
Don't know
8

How will you act on evacuating day? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005; sample of residents of Gush Katif and northern Samaria)

Resist with force
11
Passive resistance
50
Won't oppose
14

Is the public sensitive to the situation of the settlers? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005; sample of residents of Gush Katif and northern Samaria)

Mostly yes
39
Mostly no
13

Have you prepared alternative housing? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005; sample of residents of Gush Katif and northern Samaria)

Yes
29
No
71

Will Jews hurt Jews? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005; sample of residents of Gush Katif and northern Samaria)

Certain yes
3
Think yes
18
Think no
35
Certain no
38

When do you plan to leave? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005; sample of residents of Gush Katif and northern Samaria)

Before 15th
10
15-17
31
Don't plan to
55

What is your feeling before the evacuation? (Yediot Ahronot, August 12, 2005; sample of residents of Gush Katif and northern Samaria)

Optimistic
48
Ready for clash
7
Fear/desperation
38

Who will gain the most from the implementation of the disengagement? (Maagar Mochot, August 10, 2005)

Sharon
45
Netanyahu
14
Both equally
8
Other
33

Should the disengagement plan be carried out in one stage, as decided, or in four stages? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, August 3, 2005)

Yesha Council
9%
Prime Minister
10%
All
5%
Police
6%
Israeli democracy
11%
None
36%
Other
23%

Summarizing the demonstration that took place in Sderot against the disengagement, who do you think was the big winner? [IMRA: The police initially banned the rally and then claimed there would be an unspecified limit to the size of the rally and then ultimately allowed the rally without any restrictions.] (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, August 3, 2005)

One
37%
Four
30%
Not at all
20%
Other
13%

Should the prime minister advance the disengagement? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, July 27, 2005)

 
June 29, 2005*
July 6, 2005
July 13, 2005**
Yes
34.5%
33%
35.7%
No
52.9%
63%
51.8%
Other
12.6%
4%
12.5%

Who won in the test of strength between the security forces and the disengagement opponents at Kfar Maimon? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, July 27, 2005)

Security forces
47.6%
Opponents
34.1%
Other
18.3%

Do you support or oppose the possibility of using soldiers (in please of or in addition to police) to maintain order at various events within the Green Line? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, July 27, 2005)

Support
12.7%
Oppose
68.1%
Don't know
19.2%

Are you for or against postponing the disengagement plan? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program)

Yes
49.7%
No
40.2%
Don't know
10.1%

Do you support or oppose disengagement? (Yediot Ahronot, July 1, 2005)

Support
62%
Oppose
31%

How does the blocking of roads affect you opinion on disengagement? (Yediot Ahronot, July 1, 2005)

No impact
57%
Increase support
27%
Increase opposition
15%

Is it legitimate to refuse to evacuate communities? (Yediot Ahronot, July 1, 2005)

Yes
41%
No
54%
Other
8%

Is the blocking of roads legitimate? (Yediot Ahronot, July 1, 2005)

Yes
16%
No
80%
No reply
4%

How do you feel towards the residents of Gush Katif? (Yediot Ahronot, July 1, 2005)

Anger
16%
Pity
44%
Identification
29%
No reply
3%

Will the disengagement be accompanied by bloodshed? (Yediot Ahronot, July 1, 2005)

Yes
44%
No
48%
No reply
8%

Will the disengagement be carried out in the end? (Yediot Ahronot, July 1, 2005)

Completely
47%
Partially
29%
No
17%
No reply
7%

Could the State of Israel be swept into anarchy during the implementation of disengagement? (Makor Rishon, June 29, 2005)

Yes
48%
No
45%
Other
7%

Should there be an emergency regime during the disengagement period? (Makor Rishon, June 29, 2005)

Yes
38%
Maybe
14%
No
35%
Other
13%

Does the road blocking taking place today by disengagement opponents change your position on disengagement? (Channel 10 Television “Kol Haboker,” June 29, 2005)

Yes
11%
No
83%
Other
6%

Do you support the immediate evacuation of “Maoz Hayam” in Gush Katif? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, June 29, 2005)

Yes
54.9%
No
33.5%
Other
11.6%

Which of the following protest activities by the opponents of disengagement are legitimate (% yes)? (Maariv, June 17, 2005)

Protests and marches
85%
Distributing orange ribbons at crossroads
78%
Soldiers refusal
29%
Block roads during rush hour
15%

In light of the renewed terror attacks should the disengagement be postponed? (Makor Rishon, June 24, 2005)

Yes
30%
No
52%
Other
18%

After the withdrawal from Gaza, will the IDF be able to act with a free hand in Gaza or will there be international restrictions than will not enable the IDF to act freely in Gaza? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, June 22, 2005)

Free to act
29%
Not free
60%
Other
11%

In light of delays in the preparation of housing solutions for the evacuees from Gaza, should the disengagement be postponed by several months? (Maariv, June 17, 2005)

Yes
39%
No
51%

Do you think that in the end the disengagement plan will be carried out? (Maariv, June 17, 2005)

Yes
75%
No
16%

Are you for or against unilateral withdrawal under fire within the framework of the disengagment plan? (Makor Rishon, June 9, 2005)

Yes
37%
No
51%
Other
12%

Should the disengagement process be postponed a number of months? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, June 8, 2005)

Yes
30%
No
52%
Other
18%

Are you for or against the disengagement plan? (Israeli television program "Mishal Cham" program, June 5-6, 2005)

For
48%
Against
33%
Other
19%

Looking back, did the withdrawal from Lebanon improve Israel's situation? (Maariv, May 20, 2005)

Helped
55%
No effect
12%
Hurt
29%

Did you personally encounter a blocked road or other protest activity of the opponents of the disengagement plan? (Maariv, May 20, 2005)

Yes
22%
No
78%

Is this kind of protest by opponents of the disengagement legitimate? (Maariv, May 20, 2005)

Yes
25%
No
68%

Do you thing that blocking roads helps, has no influence or hurts the struggle against disengagement? (Makor Rishon, May 20, 2005)

Helps
11%
No effect
26%
Hurts
55%
Other
8%

Are you for or against the disengagement plan? (Makor Rishon, May 20, 2005)

For
60%
Against
27%
Other
13%

What is your position regarding the blocking of road by opponents of the disengagement plan? (Makor Rishon, May 20, 2005)

For
12%
Understand but don't support
21%
Oppose
58%
Other

9%

If it turns out that Hamas wins the July elections in the territories should the disengagement process be halted? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, May 18, 2005)

Yes
46.3%
No
45.9%
Other
7.8%

Should Israel destroy the houses of the Israelis that are evacuated from Gush Katif? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, May 18, 2005)

Yes
44.5%
No
48.1%
Other
7.4%

In retrospect, five years after the unilateral withdrawal from Lebanon, who was right? Ehud Barak who was prime minister at the time and initiated the withdrawal from Lebanon or Shaul Mofaz who at the time was the COS and oppose it? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, May 18, 2005)

Barak
71.5%
Mofaz
26.9%
Other
1.6%

If a satisfactory solution was offered to you would you evacuate? (Yediot Ahronot, April 15, 2005)

Yes
36%
No
61%

Of those who said no:
Would you use physical force against the evacuators?
(Yediot Ahronot, April 15, 2005)

Yes
11%
No
74%

Have you reconciled with the decision to disengage? (Yediot Ahronot, April 15, 2005)

Yes
19%
No
79%

Will the evacuation be carried out? (Yediot Ahronot, April 15, 2005)

Yes
30%
No
57%

Do you have personal plans in the case that the disengagement is implemented or do you expect there to be a common solution for the entire community? (Yediot Ahronot, April 15, 2005)

Personal plan
10%
Expect common solution
64%
Expect common solution
20%

In light of the prime minister's visit to the United States do you think that the results of the visit strengthen or weaken the justification of disengagement? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 13, 2005)

Strengthen
12.5%
Weaken
8.4%
No effect
55.1%
Other
24%

Do you think that the residents of Gush Katif should be permitted to move to live in the area of the Nitzanim dunes or that another solution should be found for them out of concern for seriously damaging the environment? (Maariv, April 8, 2005)

Let them go
53%
Don't let them
28%
Don't know
19%

Should the disengagement process be continued even if the prime minister fails to get the necessary financing on his visit to the US? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 6, 2005)

Yes
71%
No
23%
Other
6%

Do you support or oppose the instructions of the IDF Spokesperson to restrict the coverage of the evacuation of Gush Katif and northern Samaria by reporters? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, March 23, 2005)

Support
35%
Oppose
52%
Other
13%

Do you think that the reason a national referendum is being demanded is in order to prevent civil war or in order to prevent the disengagement? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, March 23, 2005)

Civil war
35%
Disengagement
55%
Other
10%

Do you think that the terror attacks will start again after the disengagement is completed? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 6, 2005)

Yes
59%
No
23%
Other
18%

Are you for or against removing the illegal outposts in Judea and Samaria after the completion of the disengagement from the Gaza Strip and Gush Katif? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, March 9, 2005)

For
69%
Against
27%
Other
4%

Should there be a national referendum on the disengagement or do the government and Knesset decisions suffice? (Maariv, March 4, 2005)

Need national referendum
43%
Don't need
53%

Do you support the evacuation of the communities and Jewish residents in the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning," February 23, 2005)

Only Gaza
12%
Only northern Samaria
1%
Both
56%
Neither
21%
Other
10%

Do you favor having a national referendum on the disengagement plan? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning")

 
2/10/05
2/9/05
10/27/04*
10/18/04
9/9/04
Yes
52%
54%
44%
57%
60%
No
37%
40%
48%
32%
17%
Other
11%
6%
8%
11%
23%

*After Knesset approved plan.

How would you vote if a national referendum were held on the disengagement plan today? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning")

 
2/10/05
10/18/04
9/9/04
For
54%
62%
63%
Against
31%
26%
14%
Other
15%
12%
23%

Among those in favor of having a national referendum: (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning")

 
2/10/05
Favor disengagement
46%
Oppose
44%
Other
10%

Should a national referendum include the general Israeli population (including the Arab sector) or only the Jewish population? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning," February 10, 2005)

General population
52%
Jewish
42%
Other
6%

If a national referendum is held on disengagement and the results are that a majority favor disengagement, what difference in favor of disengagement would you consider to be a legitimate majority (replied in percentage)? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning," February 10, 2005)

Up to ten percent
54%
Eleven to twenty percent
17%
Twenty one percent and more
29%

After the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit do you support the disengagement coordinated with the Palestinian Authority? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 10, 2005)

Yes
65%
No
26%
Other
9%

Are you for or against the decision of the Knesset Finance Committee to add a billion Shekels to the compensation that will be given to the settlers who will be evacuated within the framework of the disengagement plan? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 10, 2005)

For
54%
Against
40%
Other
6%

Today after the Sharm el-Sheikh Summit are you for or against carrying out a national referendum on the disengagement plan? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 10, 2005)

For
63%
Against
21%
Other
16%

Should there be a national referendum on the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria? (Yediot Ahronot, February 8, 2005)

Certain yes
35%
Think yes
20%
Think no
16%
Certain no
27%

What is your position on the disengagement plan? (Yediot Ahronot, February 8, 2005)

Completely support
48%
Considerably support
21%
Considerably oppose
9%
Completely oppose
18%

In the wake of the large demonstration ("mother of all demonstrations") held this week, do you oppose or support the disengagement from Gaza? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 2, 2005)

Support
57.4%
Oppose
37.4%
No position
5.2%

Do you support or oppose having a national referendum before the disengagement from Gaza? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 2, 2005)

Support
53.5%
No
41.5%
Other
5.0%

What should be done with the homes in settlements after they are evacuated? (Maariv, January 28, 2005)

Demolish 55%
Transfer to the Palestinians 37%

Do you think that the prime minister should carry out a national referendum before implementing the disengagement plan in Gush Katif and the Gaza Strip? (Israeli television program "Mishal Cham," January 16-17, 2005)

Yes
53%
No
43%
Other
4%

If a national referendum on the matter of the disengagement from Gush Katif and the Gaza Strip were held today how would you vote? (Israeli television program "Mishal Cham," January 16-17, 2005)

For
64%
Against
26%
Other
10%

Do you think that the new government will succeed in implementing the disengagement plan? (Haaretz, January 14, 2005)

Certain yes
16.1%
Think yes
28.7%
Maybe yes, maybe no
21.5%
Think no
19.3%
Certain no
9.3%
Don't know
5.1%

Should Prime Minister Sharon continue with the preparations for the disengagement from Gaza, first go to a national referendum or go to new elections? (Haaretz, January 14, 2005)

Continue
38.3%
Referendum
37.5%
Elections
17.1%
Don't know
7.1%

Will the evacuation of settlements lead to the exchange of fire between settlers and soldiers? (Yediot Ahronot, January 7, 2005)

(Jews Only)

Yes
75%
No
23%

Will the protest of the settlers impact the disengagement? (Yediot Ahronot, January 7, 2005)

(Jews Only)

Cancel it
6%
Accelerate it
4%
Postpone it
42%
No impact
45%

What do you mostly think about the settlers acting against the evacuation? (Yediot Ahronot, January 7, 2005)

(Jews Only)

Dangerous people
49%
Good intentioned people-but making mistake
23%
Idealists
21%
Minority along the settlers
7%

What is the main thing that you feel towards settlers when you see pictures of them clashing with IDF soldiers? (Yediot Ahronot, January 7, 2005)

Hurting democracy
28%
Objection to their behavior
19%
Fear they will lead to civil war
18%
Identify with their struggle
16%
Understand their situation
9%
Want to join with them
6%

What should be done to those calling for refusal to carry out orders? (Yediot Ahronot, January 7, 2005)

Put on trial
35%
Information campaign
52%
Nothing
11%

Is it permissible to call for the refusal to carry out orders within the context of freedom of speech? (Yediot Ahronot, January 7, 2005)

Yes
32%
No
63%

Are you for or against preventive detention already at this point of activists from the "extreme right" who may use violence against IDF soldiers at the time of the evacuation of communities in accordance with the disengagement plan? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 5, 2005)

For
51.8%
Against
39.6%
Other
8.6%

The head of the ISS (Shabak) said that radical settlers may open fire on IDF soldiers during the evacuation. Do you agree? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, January 5, 2005)

Yes
35.5%
No
50.8%
Other
13.7%

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