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Palestinian Public Opinion Polls:
Attitudes About Peace With Israel

(2000 - 2002)


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In general, do you support or oppose the current peace process between the Palestinians and Israel? Do you strongly support, somewhat support, strongly oppose or somewhat oppose? (Source: JMCC Poll)

  Total (9/93) Total (10/95) Total (12/95) Total (4/96) Total (8/96) Total (11/96) Total (12/96) Total (4/97) Total (5/97) Total (7/97) Total (8/97) Total (11/97) Total (5/98)
Strongly support               29.1 24.5 22.3 21.6 31.9 16.1
Somewhat support               43.8 44.6 46.4 46.4 42.3 47.6
Support 37.5 72.7 77.9 76.9 74.3 77.5 75.8            
Neither support nor oppose                     -- -- 13.8
Strongly oppose               11.2 12.6 13.6 13.4 9.4 11.8
Somewhat oppose               11.9 13.7 12.9 12.6 12.7 9.6
Oppose 55.9 17.8 16.1 13.4 14.0 14.0 14.7            
No opinion / do not know 7.4 9.5 6.0   11.7 8.5 9.5   0.3     2.5  
No answer       9.3       4.0 4.3 4.8 6.0 1.2 1.1
  Total (7/98) Total (8/98) Total (3/99) Total (8/99) Total (10/99) Total (5/00) Total (12/00) Total (6/01) Total (9/01) Total (3/02) Total (09/02)
Strongly support 19.0 10.9 19.5* 13.9 16.0 58.0 2.6 11.4 5.0 7.8 7.4
Somewhat support 47.0 44.7 44.5* 43.8 42.0 --   36.0 41.9 42.1 39.1
Support     63.7     -- 43.2 --      
Neither support nor oppose       19.1 21.8 --          
Strongly oppose 13.3 20.6 15.1* 10.0 8.5 39.2 19.2 26.9 22.5 21.6 28.5
Somewhat oppose 15.4 16.4 19.8* 10.9 9.6 --   20.8 26.5 27.1 23.4
Oppose     34.7     -- 32.6        
No opinion / do not know   2.9       -- 2.4        
No answer 5.3 4.6 1.6 2.3 2.1 2.8   4.9 4.1 1.6 1.6

* Similiar question asked twice in same poll

In general, do you support or oppose the current peace process between the Palestinians and Israel? Do you strongly support, somewhat support, strongly oppose or somewhat oppose? (Source: JMCC Poll)

  West Bank (8/93) West Bank (10/95) West Bank (12/95) West Bank (8/96) West Bank (11/96) West Bank (12/96) West Bank (4/97) West Bank (5/97) West Bank (7/97) West Bank (8/97) West Bank (11/97) West Bank (5/98) West Bank (7/98) West Bank (8/98) West Bank (3/99) West Bank (8/99) West Bank (10/99)
Strongly support             24.9 23.6 21.4 22.2 33.9 11.4 15.5 11.0 20.4 13.9* 16.6
Somewhat support             43.1 39.9 44.9 45.1 40.6 51.7 48.6 45.0 44.3 46.5* 42.1
Support 37.0 73.7 46.6 69.7 72.1 75.8                 63.9    
Neither support nor oppose             13.9     -- -- 14.5       18.6 21.9
Strongly oppose             13.0 14.3 14.2 12.6 10.1 12.0 14.1 19.8 14.6 9.3* 6.6
Somewhat oppose               16.1 13.9 13.9 11.9 9.4 14.5 16.5 19.4 8.8* 7.7
Oppose 54.4 17.2 16.1 15.7 16.7 14.7                 33.9    
No opinion / do not know 7.2 9.1 7.3 14.3 11.2 9.5   0.4     2.5     2.9      
No answer             5.1 5.7 5.6 6.2 1.0 1.0 7.3 4.8 2.2 2.9 2.1
  West Bank (5/00) West Bank (12/00) West Bank (6/01) West Bank (9/01) West Bank (3/02) West Bank (9/02)
Strongly support 38.3 3.6 12.4 4.7 6.3 9.0
Somewhat support --   37.5 41.7 41.8 37.8
Support -- 45.2        
Neither support nor oppose --          
Strongly oppose 38.3   22.3 19.8 20.8 28.5
Somewhat oppose --   21.6 28.9 29.2 22.7
Oppose -- 31.8        
No opinion / do not know -- 3.3        
No answer 2.2   6.2 4.9 1.9 2.0

*Similiar question asked twice in similiar poll

In general, do you support or oppose the current peace process between the Palestinians and Israel? Do you strongly support, somewhat support, strongly oppose or somewhat oppose? (Source: JMCC Poll)

  Gaza Strip (8/93) Gaza Strip (10/95) Gaza Strip (12/95) Gaza Strip (8/96) Gaza Strip (11/96) Gaza Strip (12/96) Gaza Strip (4/97) Gaza Strip (5/97) Gaza Strip (7/97)
Strongly support             35.9 26.0 23.9
Somewhat support             45.0 52.9 49.2
Support 38.4 70.8 80.8 81.9 85.4 82.5      
Neither support nor oppose                  
Strongly oppose             6.7 9.7 12.5
Somewhat oppose             10.2 9.4 11.4
Oppose 58.3 19.7 15.9 11.1 10.3 13.2      
No opinion / do not know 3.3 9.5 3.3 7.0 4.3 4.3      
No answer             2.2 2.0 3.0
  Gaza Strip (8/97) Gaza Strip (11/97) Gaza Strip (5/98) Gaza Strip (7/98) Gaza Strip (8/98) Gaza Strip (3/99) Gaza Strip (8/99) Gaza Strip (10/99) Gaza Strip (5/00) Gaza Strip (12/00) Gaza Strip (6/01) Gaza Strip (9/01) Gaza Strip (3/02) Gaza Strip (9/02)
Strongly support 20.5 28.5 24.5 25.2 10.8 18.0* 14.0 15.0 55.7 0.9 9.8 5.5 10.2 4.8
Somewhat support 48.5 45.2 40.2 44.1 44.1 45.0* 38.9 36.8     33.4 42.3 42.5 41.4
Support           63.4       39.8        
Neither support nor oppose -- -- 12.7       19.9 21.5            
Strongly oppose 14.8 8.1 11.5 11.8 21.8 16.0* 11.2 11.8 40.4   34.8 27.0 22.7 28.6
Somewhat oppose 10.5 14.2 9.9 17.0 16.3 20.3* 14.6 12.8     19.5 22.5 23.6 24.8
Oppose           36.1       34.1        
No opinion / do not know   2.3     3.0                  
No answer 5.7 1.7 1.2 1.9 4.0 0.5 1.4 2.1 3.9   2.5 2.7 0.9 0.4

* Similiar question asked twice in same poll

Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree that at a certain point peace will be achieved between Palestinians and Israelis? (Source: JMCC Poll, September 2002)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
N=1199
N=759
N=440
Strongly agree
 6.0
 7.6
3.2 
Somewhat agree
34.0
31.9
37.7
Somewhat disagree
30.1
27.7
34.3
Strongly disagree
23.2
23.6
22.5
No answer 
6.7
9.2 
2.3

How optimistic or pessimistic are you towards the recent peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis? Do you Strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose? (Source: JMCC Poll, March 2002)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Strongly support
6.5 
 0.7
7.3 
Somewhat support
 40.1
 39.4
 41.1
Somewhat oppose
 28.8
 30.8
 25.5
Strongly oppose
 22.4
 21.0
 24.8
No answer 
 2.2
2.8 
 1.4

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat calls for a cease-fire. There are those who believe that this decision is justified in the current circumstances and others who believe that this decision is unjustified in the current circumstances, what is your opinion? (Source: JMCC Poll, December 2001)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
 
n= 1201
n=761
n=440
Cease-fire is justified in the current circumstances
34.9
 34.7
35.2
Cease-fire is unjustified in the current circumstances
57.6
55.1
62.0
No opinion/ no answer
7.5
10.2
2.8

Do you believe that US envoy Zinni will succeed in his mission of a cease-fire and return Palestinians and Israelis to the negotiating table? (Source: JMCC Poll, December 2001)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
 
n= 1201
n=761
n=440
Yes
16.6
 15.5
18.4
No
73.7
72.7
75.5
No answer
9.7
11.8
6.1

 

Total

West Bank

Gaza Strip

In the long run how do you see the prospects for a Palestinian Israeli agreement (Source: PSR, July 2001)

1) In the long run, an agreement similar to the Palestinian position presented at Camp David and Taba will be reached

4.5

4.4

4.5

2) A compromise between the Palestinian and Israeli positions at Camp David and Taba will be reached

14.0

14.9

12.5

3) An agreement more favorable to the Israelis than the one discussed at Camp David and Taba will be reached

16.1

16.0

16.2

4) An agreement more favorable to the Palestinians than the one discussed at Camp David and Taba will be reached

7.6

7.0

8.5

5) This is the end to the peace process and No agreement will be reached in the years to come

45.6

43.2

49.6

6) No Opinion/ Don't know

12.2

14.4

8.7

From your point of view list the following Israeli violation from the most harmful to the least harmful; closure and checkpoints, assassination, invasion of the PNA areas, settlers' attacks, killing or shelling? (Source: JMCC Poll, September 2001)

a. First Rank  

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Closure and checkpoints
26.0
25.1
27.7
Assassination
34.3
35.2
32.7
Invasion of the PNA area
9.1
9.1
9.1
Settlers' attacks
4.7
4.5
5.0
Killing
9.2
9.9
8.0
Shelling
14.4
12.8
17.3
No answer
2.3
3.4
0.2

b. Second Rank  

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Closure and checkpoints
16.1
14.5
18.9
Assassination
26.7
27.7
25.0
Invasion of the PNA area
16.1
16.4
15.7
Settlers' attacks
8.8
10.9
5.2
Killing
16.9
15.8
18.6
Shelling
13.3
11.3
16.6
No answer
2.1
3.4
0.0

c. Third Rank
 

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Closure and checkpoints
10.9
10.2
12.3
Assassination
15.9
15.7
16.1
Invasion of the PNA area
17.3
17.7
16.6
Settlers' attacks
17.5
20.2
13.0
Killing
17.4
16.8
18.6
Shelling
18.8
16.1
23.4
No answer
2.2
3.3
0.0

d. Fourth  Rank
 

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Closure and checkpoints
10.4
10.6
10.2
Assassination
9.6
8.6
11.4
Invasion of the PNA area
16.9
14.9
20.5
Settlers' attacks
21.0
20.4
21.8
Killing
22.5
24.47
18.6
Shelling
17.4
17.3
17.5
No answer
2.2
3.5
0.0

e. Fifth  Rank
 

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Closure and checkpoints
13.0
13.9
11.6
Assassination
6.3
5.5
7.7
Invasion of the PNA area
20.0
17.8
23.9
Settlers' attacks
22.8
20.2
27.3
Killing
17.0
18.1
15.2
Shelling
18.4
20.8
14.3
No answer
2.5
3.7
0.0

f. Sixth  Rank
 

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Closure and checkpoints
21.9
22.8
20.2
Assassination
4.8
3.4
7.2
Invasion of the PNA area
18.3
20.7
14.1
Settlers' attacks
22.8
20.1
27.5
Killing
14.5
11.2
20.2
Shelling
15.1
17.7
10.7
No answer
2.6
4.1
0.1

If the case of the two sides Palestinian and Israeli reach a peaceful agreement you are satisfied with. So you support or oppose normal relationship between Israel and Palestine or it doesn't make any difference? (Source: JMCC Poll, September 2001)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Support
 20.1
18.3 
 23.2
Oppose
 48.4
 47.0
 50.9
It doesn't make any difference
 23.4
 23.9
 22.5
I don't know
 6.1
 8.4
 2.0
No answer 
2.0 
 2.4
1.4

In general are you willing to negotiate with Israeli people or groups? (Source: JMCC Poll, September 2001)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Yes I have a will
 11.9
11.1 
 13.2
No I don't have a will
 61.2
 60.8
 61.8
The situation is not suitable
 20.5
 20.4
 20.5
I don't know
 4.3
 5.1
 2.7
No answer 
2.1 
 2.6
1.8

Under the current conditions, some believe that the peace process is dead and there is no chance of resuming the negotiations, while others see that the peace process is passing through difficult conditions with an unclear future and there is another group that believes that the peace process is still alive and there is a possibility of resuming negotiations? (Source: JMCC Poll, June 2001)

 
Total (4/01)
Total (6/01)
Total (9/01)
Total (12/01) 
Total (3/02) Total (12/02) Total (4/03) Total (10/03)
n=1199
n= 1201
n=1198
n= 1201
  n=1200   n=1198
The peace process is dead and there is no chance of resuming negotiations
29.7 
 27.4
14.9
35.7
29.4 37.1 37.6 39.0
The peace process is passing through difficult conditions with an unclear future
43.8
50.1
40.6
46.5
49.7 43.6 45.0 44.7
The peace process is still alive and there is a possibility of resuming the negotiations
19.1
17.9
13.9
14.8
16.6 15.1 13.1 13.6
Impossible to reach a peace with the Jews   --   --
0.3 
     
The Jews do not want peace   --   --
0.3 
     
The peace process was born dead   --   --
0.4
     
Negotiations are a  waste of time   --   --
0.2
     
Negotiations based on right principles    --   --
0.1
     
Other
0.5
0.6
 
0.5
  0.7 1.0 0.9
I don't know
6.3
3.2
2.9
2.4
2.6 2.1 2.7 1.8
No answer
0.6
0.8
0.7
0.1
0.4 1.4 0.6 0.0

Under the current conditions, some believe that the peace process is dead and there is no chance of resuming the negotiations, while others see that the peace process is passing through difficult conditions with an unclear future and there is another group that believes that the peace process is still alive and there is a possibility of resuming negotiations? (Source: JMCC Poll, June 2001)

 

 
West Bank (4/01)
West Bank (6/01)
West Bank (9/01)
West Bank (12/01)
West Bank (3/02) West Bank (12/02) West Bank (4/03) West Bank (10/03)
n=759
n=761
n=758
n=761
  n=760   n=758
The peace process is dead and there is no chance of resuming negotiations
27.0
25.1
43.7
36.7
31.9 
37.6 39.3 34.3
The peace process is passing through difficult conditions with an unclear future
43.6
52.4
37.9
44.5
48.6 
42.5 42.8 46.2
The peace process is still alive and there is a possibility of resuming the negotiations
20.3
17.3
13.6
14.8
14.3 
14.2 12.1 16.4
Impossible to reach a peace with the Jews   --   ---
0.4 
     
The Jews do not want peace   --   --
0.3 
     
The peace process was born dead   --   --
0.1
     
Negotiations are a  waste of time   --   --
0.3
     
Negotiations based on right principles    --   --
0.1
     
Other
0.7
0.4
 
0.3
  1.1 1.4 1.3
I don't know
7.8
4.2
3.8
3.5
3.6 2.9 3.7 1.8
No answer
0.6
0.6
1.0
0.2
0.3 1.7 0.7 0.0

Under the current conditions, some believe that the peace process is dead and there is no chance of resuming the negotiations, while others see that the peace process is passing through difficult conditions with an unclear future and there is another group that believes that the peace process is still alive and there is a possibility of resuming negotiations? (Source: JMCC Poll, June 2001)

 
Gaza Strip (4/01)
Gaza Strip (6/01)
Gaza Strip (9/01)
Gaza Strip (12/01)
Gaza Strip (3/02) Gaza Strip (12/02) Gaza Strip (4/03) Gaza Strip (10/03)
n=440
n=440
n=440
n=440
  n=440   n=440
The peace process is dead and there is no chance of resuming negotiations
34.3
31.4
38.9
34.1
25.2 36.1 34.5 47.0
The peace process is passing through difficult conditions with an unclear future
44.1
46.1
45.2
49.8
51.4 45.5 48.6 42.0
The peace process is still alive and there is a possibility of resuming the negotiations
17.0
18.9
14.3
14.8
20.5 16.6 14.8 8.9
Impossible to reach a peace with the Jews   --   -- 0.2      
The Jews do not want peace   --   -- 0.2      
The peace process was born dead   --   -- 0.2      
Negotiations are a  waste of time   --   --        
Negotiations based on right principles    --   ---        
Other
0.2
0.9
 
0.9
  0.0 0.2 0.2
I don't know
3.6
1.6
1.4
0.4
0.9 0.7 1.1 1.8
No answer
0.8
1.1
0.2
0.0
0.7 1.1 0.8 0.1

What do you think about the Israeli-Palestinian negotiation process, would you say strongly support it, support it, oppose it or strongly oppose it? (Source: JMCC Poll, December 2000)

 
Israeli Total 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arab
n= 1004
n=503
n=501
Strongly support
11.9
10.5
 20.9
Support
51.7
51.5
55.2
Oppose
23.7
24.9
14.8
Strongly oppose
10.3
10.7
6.4
Dont' Know
2.4
2.4
2.7

What's your opinion of the Oslo agreement? Would you say that you strongly support it, support it, oppose it, or strongly oppose it? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)  

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
Strongly support it  3.2 4.5 0.9
Support it 35.8 37.3 33.2
Oppose it 36.0 34.4 38.9
Strongly oppose it 18.5 15.4 23.9
No answer 6.5 8.4 3.1

The United States acts as the sponsor of the peace process and a mediator in the negotiations. Do you believe that it is conducting its mediation in a biased manner towards the Palestinians, in a neutral manner of in a biased manner towards the Israelis? (Source: JMCC Poll)  

 
Total (12/00) 
Total (4/01) Total (6/01)
West Bank (12/00)
West Bank (4/01) West Bank (6/01)
Gaza Strip(12/00)
Gaza Strip (4/01) Gaza Strip (6/01)
n= 1199
n=1200 n=1201
n=759
n=760 n=761
n=440
n=440 n=440
Biased manner towards the Palestinian 
 1.0
0.4 0.2
1.3
0.4 0.3
0.5
0.5 0.2
Neutral manner
3.1
2.5 1.7
4.1
2.4 1.6
1.4
1.4 2.0
Biased manner towards the Israelis
95.1
95.3 96.4
93.4
94.9 96.3
98.0
98.0 96.6
I don't know
0.7
1.2 --
0.9
1.8 --
0.1
0.1 --
No answer
0.1
0.6 1.7
0.3
0.5 1.8
0.0
0.0 1.2

Who is more responsible for the recent deterioration in Palestinian and Israeli relation? Would you say only the Israeli side, mosly the Israeli side, only the Palestinian side, mostly the Palestinian side, both sides are responsible to the same degree, neither side is responsible? (Source: JMCC Poll, December 2000)  

 
Israeli Total 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arab
Palestinian Total West Bank Gaza Strip
n= 1004
n=503
n=501
n=1199
n=759
n=440
Only the Palestinian side
27.9
31.2
 4.4
2.8
4.0
0.9
Mostly the Palestinian side
26.5
29.8
1.4
3.1
4.1
1.4
Only the Israeli side
6.3
4.0
25.9
50.5
46.6
57.0
Mostly the Israeli side
5.5
4.2
13.6
25.4
26.6
23.4
Both sides are equally responsible to the same degree
29.4
26.6
50.0
15.8
15.8
15.7
Don't know
4.3
4.2
4.7
2.4
2.9
1.6

And if no agreement is reached by September 13 when the interim period ends and violent Israeli-Palestinian confrontations erupt in the West Bank and Gaza, would you support or oppose such confrontations? (Source: PSR, July 2000)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip

1) Strongly Support

21.3

19.4

24.2

2) Support

38.3

35.6

42.5

3) Oppose

26.9

31.5

19.9

4) Strongly Oppose

6.1

6.4

5.6

5) Not Sure

4.8

5.0

4.5

5) No Opinion/ Don't know

2.6

2.2

3.3

The deadline for reaching a permanent Israeli- Palestinian settlement ends on September 13th 2000. If no agreement is reached by then, some people see the necessity of transforming the PA into a Palestinian State at that date even if Israel objects. Others argue that the establishment of the state should wait until an agreement with Israel is reached. What do you think? (Source: PSF, July 2000)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip

1) Support waiting till reaching an agreement with Israel

36.8

34.9

39.6

2) Support Establishing a Palestinian state right after the deadline on 13 September 2000 even if no agreement was reached with Israel at that time

55.8

56.7

54.3

3) Others (specify____________)

2.9

3.2

2.5

4) No opinion /Don't know

4.6

5.2

3.6

During the current final status negotiations on borders and settlements are suggestion of compromised solutions including: Annexing part of the Palestinian territory where settlements are built on to Israel-part as final and part as temporary-and establishing a Palestinian state on the remaining part which is between 70-80 percent of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. What is your opinion of this suggested solution? (Source: JMCC Poll, June 2000)  

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1200
n=762
n=438
The mentioned solution is acceptable as a final solution for the issue of borders and settlements
3.8
4.9
 2.0
The mentioned solution should be studied and deeply thought of before making a viewpoint on it 
26.2
29.7
20.1
The mentioned solutions is rejected as a final solution to the issue of borders and settlements
64.7
58.7
75.1
I don't know
4.3
5.5
2.3
No answer 
1.0
1.2
0.5

How much is your confidence that the Palestinian leadership will continue to insist on its negotiation position represented in ending the occupation over the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, return of refugees and establishing an independent state. Are you very confident, somewhat confident, somewhat unconfident, or totally unconfident that the Palestinian leadership will hold on to its mentioned stances in the current final status negotiations? (Source: JMCC Poll, June 2000)  

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1200
n=762
n=438
Very confident that the leadership will hold on to its mentioned stances
20.3
19.4
21.9 
Somewhat confident that the leadership will hold on to its mentioned stances
28.3
27.4
29.7
Somewhat unconfident that the leadership will hold on to its mentioned stances
25.3
24.9
26.0
Unconfident at all that the leadership will hold on to its mentioned stances
20.5
21.0
19.7
I don't know
4.9
6.3
2.7
No answer 
0.7
1.0
0.0

There has been a lot of talk lately on the issue of declaring a Palestinian state by 13 September 2000 which is the date for reaching a final agreement. What is your opinion? Do you believe that the Palestinian leadership should declare the establishment of a Palestinian state on that date in any cas or should the declaration of establishing a state only take place if there is an agreement with Israel or the issue of declaraing a Palestinian state on that date is not important in your opinion? (Source: JMCC Poll, June 2000) 

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1200
n=762
n=438
There should be a declaration of a Palestinian state this September in any case
48.3
46.4
51.8 
There should be a declaration of a Palestinian state this September only if there is an agreement with Israel
22.3
27.0
14.2
The issue of declaring a state or not on that date is anyway not important
21.0
18.9
24.7
I don't know
6.6
6.0
7.5
No answer 
1.8
1.7
1.8

Regardless of your personal opinion, do you expect that the Palestinian leadership will declare a Palestinian state this September? (Source: JMCC Poll, June 2000) 

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1200
n=762
n=438
I expect the Palestinian leadership to declare a Palestinian state in September
37.8
35.9
41.1
I expect the Palestinian leadership not to declare a Palestinian state in September 
51.6
51.8
51.1
I don't know / I don't have an opinion 
10.2
11.9
7.3
No answer 
0.4
0.4
0.5

Why? (Source: JMCC, March 2000)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1200
n=762
n=438
Israel doesn't continue to any peace agreement and doesn't give us our rights 
6.7
5.4 
 8.9
Because there is no real peace
4.2
 5.2
 2.3
Palestine can't be two nations for two people
1.2
 0.8
 1.8
It is impossible to give up the land of Palestine because it is only for Palestinians 
4.8
 5.4
 3.7
All of what was mentioned was temporary solutions as Palestine is an Islamic land and it is ours
1.8
 2.6
 0.2
Because it is an ideological conflict
5.4
5.0
6.2
Palestine's land is not for Jews
1.3
1.2
1.6
They will learn to live together after a long period of struggle
3.7
3.8
3.4
Because it was mentioned inthe Holy Koran that is a religious conflict between the Jews and us
3.3
4.3
1.4
Friendship between Arabs and Jews is impossible
1.3
0.9
2.1
Coexistence between Arabs and Jews is not easy
1.1
1.2
0.9
If it were an independent state it might give us rights
1.5
1.7
1.1
Jews will stay our enemies
5.3
5.0
5.9
Jews are criminals and tricky
7.3
8.4
5.3
Our conflict with Israel will not end up in a peace agreement
1.1
1.3
0.7
Because Israel is a strong state
1.3
0.9
1.8
Because we want Jerusalem to stay Arabic and a State for Palestine
2.3
1.4
3.9
Peace will achieve everything
1.7
1.2
2.5
War is destruction for both sides
1.1
0.0
3.0
Peace is the solution
11.8
11.5
13.4
Others 
29.5
31.6
25.8
No answer
2.3
1.2
4.1

In your opinion, who is most responsible for failure to achieve Palestinian nationalist goals? (Source: JMCC Poll, March 2000)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
 
n= 1200
n=762
n=438
Israel
 65.3
62.6 
 69.9
Palestinian opposition 
 4.0
4.2
3.7
Palestinian Authority
 11.1
10.4
 12.3
Neighboring Arab States 
 16.0
 18.6
 11.6
No answer
3.6 
 4.2
2.5 

In your opinion, who is the most responsible for Palestinian economic problems? (Source: JMCC Poll, March 2000)  

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
 
n= 1200
n=762
n=438
Israel
 72.3
 69.9
76.5 
Palestinian opposition
 3.8
4.4
2.7
Palestinian Authority
 20.4
21.0
 19.4
No answer
 3.4
4.7 
 1.4

Turning to the issue of political Islam, would you like to see Palestinian society adhere to Islamic principles much more than it currently does, somewhat more than it currently does, about as it currently does, somewhat less than it currently does, or much less than it currently does? (Source: JMCC Poll, March 2000)  

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
 
n= 1200
n=762
n=438
Much more than it currently does
68.4 
 66.3
 71.9
Somewhat more than it currently does
 17.5
17.5
17.6
As much as it currently does
 7.8
9.0
 5.7
Somewhat less than it currently does
 1.5
 1.7
 1.1
Much less than it currently does
1.0
0.9
1.2
No answer
 3.8
4.6 
 2.5

 


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