American Public Opinion Polls:
Unilateral Declaration of a Palestinian State

(2011-2012)


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Thinking about possible actions regarding the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians:
(Source: The Israel Project, Nov 2012)

1) Some Palestinian leaders, like Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, have suggested that the Palestinians break the stalemate and unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state without a signed peace treat with Israel:

Would you support or oppose a Palestinian unilateral declaration of independence?

April 2011
June 2011
November 2012
Support
31%
25%
27%
Oppose
51%
57%
57%
DK / NA
18%
18%
16%

2) Some Palestinian leaders, like Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, have voiced an intention to seek recognition of a Palestinian state from the United Nations this September without a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. If this issue is brought up in the UN:

Should the U.S. government support or oppose the UN resolution recognizing a unilaterally declared Palestinian state?

June 2011
Support
28%
Oppose
61%
DK / NA
11%

3) If the Palestinians do not sign a peace treaty with Israel:

Do you think the United States should or should not recognize a unilaterally-declared Palestinian state?

 
April 2011
Yes
33%
No
54%
DK / NA
12%

 

If the United Nations General Assembly votes to recognize a Palestinian state without any negotiations between Israel and Palestinians, which of the following statements do you agree with more? (The Israel Project, June 2011)

It will strengthen the position of the Palestinians;
make an agreement with Israel more likely.
34%
It will weaken the position of the Palestinians;
It will make an agreement with Israel less likely.
50%

If the United Nations General Assembly votes to recognize a Palestinian state, which of the following statements do you agree with more? (The Israel Project, June 2011)

It will help pressure Israel to make helpful concessions and make peace easier to achieve.
31%
It will only harden extremists on both sides and make peace much harder to achieve.
57%

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