Public Opinion In Lebanon


In general, what opinion do you have of the United States? (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Very favorable
13%
Favorable
15%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable
12%
Unfavorable
12%
Very unfavorable
47%

Can you please tell me whether you personally have a much worse, somewhat worse, somewhat better, or much better opinion of the United States than you did before the recent 34-day conflict? (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Worse
64%
Better
11%

Which of these three outcomes would you most like to see with regard to Hezbollah's fighters? (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Simply disarmed
15%
Disarmed, but integrated into Lebanon's national army
47%
Neither disarmed nor integrated into Lebanon's national army
36%

In your own view, is Hezbollah's political position within Lebanon now stronger or weaker than it was before the most recent conflict? (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Stronger
64%
Weaker
23%
Don't Know/Refused
13%

Will Iran and Syria continue to ship arms to Hezbollah?* (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Yes, Iran will
68%
Yes, Syria will
66%

*Not exact question wording

Should Iran and Syria continue to ship arms to Hezbollah?* (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Yes, Iran should
38%
No, Iran should not
53%
Yes, Syria should
37%
No, Syria should not
54%

*Not exact question wording

Was the conflict mostly a political victory for Hezbollah or mostly a political defeat?* (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Mostly a political victory for Hezbollah
59%
Mostly a political defeat
27%
*Not exact question wording

Is your view of Hezbollah today better or worse than it was prior to the conflict?* (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Better
48%
Mostly a political defeat
25%
*Not exact question wording

Do you believe Hezbollah is committed to respecting the country's religious diversity?* (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Hezbollah is "very firmly" committed to seeing Lebanon maintained as a multi-faith society
55%
Hezbollah is "fairly firmly" committed to seeing Lebanon maintained as a multi-faith society
16%
Hezbollah is "not too" committed to seeing Lebanon maintained as a multi-faith society
10%
Hezbollah is "not at all" committed to seeing Lebanon maintained as a multi-faith society
13%
*Not exact question wording

Which of these groups or countries do you think was most responsible for the recent 34-day conflict? (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Israel
40%
United States
24%
Hizballah
18%
Iran
8%
Syria
5%

Which of these groups or countries do you think bears “a great deal of responsiblity” for the recent 34-day conflict? (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)
Israel
81%
United States
67%
Hizballah
36%
Iran
34%
Syria
34%

Not exact question wording

Was Israel justified in taking military action following Hizballah's kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers (and killing of three others) in early July? (Gallup, September 18-October 12, 2006)

Israel was justified in taking some military action, but went too far
24%
None of Israel's subsequent military response was justifiable
70%
Israel was justified in using all the military action it took
2%

Not exact question wording

A poll conducted by the Statistics Lebanon Ltd. Company showed the 72% of Lebanon's citizens are in favor of disarming Palestinians living in Lebanon. In addition, 54% are favor in ousting pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud from power. A little over half the country believes that Lebanon's government is on the right track in its policies. The poll also reveals that 55% of the citizens polled want the disarmament of Hizballah under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559.