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Palestinian Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion Toward the Intifada

(2000 - 2005)


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Do you think that Al-Aqsa Intifada that started four years ago is finished or still exists? (JMCC, May 2-7, 2005)

Still exists
49.8
Is finished
46.5
No answer
3.7

Do you support the resumption of military operations against Israeli targets as a suitable response within the current political conditions, or do you reject it and find it harmful to Palestinian national interests? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC))  

 
December 2000
May 2005
I see it as suitable response within the current political conditions
 72.1
36.2
I oppose it and see it as harmful to Palestinian national interests 
16.8
57.2
I don’t know
7.4
4.2
No answer
3.7
1.3

Do you strongly support , somewhat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose the continuation of the Al Aqsa Intifada in the West Bank and Gaza? (JMCC)

 
June 2004
May 2005
Strongly support
32.2
14.5
Somewhat support
37.5
38.8
Somewhat oppose
16.8
30.8
Strongly oppose
10.4
13.3
No answer
3.1
2.6

In your opinion, what is the final goal of the recent Intifada, is it to improve negotiations conditions for Palestinians, end the occupation on the basis of 242 resolution and establish a Palestinian state or others? (JMCC, June 2004)

Improves negotiations conditions for Palestinians
7.1
End the occupation on the basis of 242 resolution and establish a Palestinian state
42.3
Liberate all the Palestinians lands
45.5
Others
0.5
I don't know
3.8
No answer
0.8

After more than three years of the Intifada have passed, are you very optimistic, somewhat optimistic, somewhat pessimistic or very pessimistic against the Intifada goal achievement which you have choose in the above question? (JMCC, June 2004)

Very optimistic 5.9
Somewhat optimistic 40.8
Somewhat pessimistic 29.0
Very pessimistic 20.9
No answer 3.4

Do you support the resumption of the military operations against Israeli targets as a suitable response within the current political conditions, or do you reject it and find it harmful to Palestinian national interests? (JMCC, June 2004)

A suitable response within the current political conditions 65.4
I reject it and find it harmful to Palestinian national interests 26.9
Others 0.2
I don't know 6.2
No answer 1.3

Are you for the resumption of the military operations only inside Israel, only inside the occupied territories or inside Israel and the occupied territories? (JMCC, June 2004)

Inside Israel only 21.3
Inside the occupied territories only 13.4
Inside Israel and the occupied territories 39.5
I am not for the resumption of the military operations 19.9
No answer 5.97

Do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose stopping all military operations types inside Israel? (JMCC, June 2004)

Strongly support
11.3
Somewhat support
18.5
Somewhat oppose
27.4
Strongly oppose
36.2
I don't know / No opinion
5.2
No answer
1.4

What is your feeling towards suicide bombing operations against Israeli civilians, do you support it, somewhat support it, somewhat oppose it, or strongly oppose it? (JMCC)

 
June 2004
May 2005
Strongly support
30.1
17.9
Somewhat support
32.0
31.8
Somewhat oppose
12.0
32.3
Strongly oppose
19.5
15.7
No answer
1.2
2.3

In recent weeks there is a sharp decrease in the level of violence exerted by both sides. In your opinion should Palestinians continue nevertheless the suicide bombings inside Israel if an opportunity arises? (Source: PCPSR, June 2004)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Definitely yes 21.9 15.3 33.3
Yes 36.7 38.1 34.3
No 31.6 35.3 25.2
Definitely no 5.5 6.4 3.9
Don't know 4.3 4.9 3.3

Who came out the winner so far in the ongoing armed conflict that has started in September 2000 between Israel and the Palestinians? (Source: PCPSR, June 2004

 
Total
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Israel
16.0
18.5
11.8
The Palestinians
39.6
31.5
53.6
Both
4.6
5.3
3.3
Neither
37.2
41.6
29.7
Don't know
2.6
3.1
1.6

Do you support or oppose the continuation of the current Palestinian Intifada? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)  

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
Support 70.1 66.8  75.9
Oppose 17.8 18.3 16.8
I don't know 8.9 10.7 5.9
No answer 3.2 4.2 1.4

The current Intifada includes popular characteristics such as the demonstrations and military characteristics. In your opinion, are you with the continuation of a popular or military Intifada or both of them together? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)  

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
I am with the continuation of a popular resistance Intifada 15.5 20.0 7.7 
Iam with the continuation of a military resistance Intifada 18.5 16.3 22.3
I am with both a popular and military resistance Intifada 54.5 49.5 63.0
I don't know 8.0 10.0 4.5
No answer 3.5 4.2 2.5

Some believe that the Intifada is the best path at achieve our national goals and end the occupation, others believe that the negotiations are the best way to do so. There are some who believe that the continuation of the Intifada and negotiations together is the method to achieve Palestinian national goals. What in your opinion is the best way to achieve Palestinian national goals? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)  

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
Only the Intifada 28.4 24.2 35.7 
Only negotiations 12.1 14.2 8.4
Intifada and negotiations together 52.0 53.1 50.2
I don’t know 5.3 5.8 4.5
No answer 2.2 2.7 1.2

What about suicide operations? Do you see them as a suitable response within the current political conditions or do you oppose them and see them harmful to national interests? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)  

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
I see them suitable response within the current political conditions 66.2  61.5 74.3
I oppose them and see it as harmful to Palestinian national interests 22.2 24.5 18.2
I don’t know 7.8 9.0 5.9
No answer 3.8 5.0 1.6

How satisfied are you with Arab solidarity with the Intifada. Would you say you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or totally dissatisfied? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)  

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
Very satisfied  7.1 5.7 9.5
Somewhat satisfied 31.9 26.1 41.8
Somewhat dissatisfied 27.4 29.1 24.3
Totally dissatisfied 33.1 38.3 24.1
I don't know 0.3 0.5 0.0
No answer 0.2 0.3 0.3

There will be elections held soon in Israel, which from a Palestinian viewpoint is better an Israeli government headed by the Labor Party (Barak) or an Israeli government headed by the Likud Party (Sharon or Netanyahu), or both of them are bad? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)  

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
An Israeli government headed by the Labor Party (Barak) 6.6  6.2 7.3
An Israeli government headed by the Likud Party (Sharon or Netanyahu) 4.1 5.8 1.1
Both are bad 86.0 83.7 90.0
No answer 3.3 4.3 1.6

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? (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)  

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
Biased manner towards the Palestinian   1.0 1.3 0.5
Neutral manner 3.1 4.1 1.4
Biased manner towards the Israelis 95.1 93.4 98.0
I don't know 0.7 0.9 0.1
No answer 0.1 0.3 0.0

How optimistic or pessimistic are you about the future in general? Would you say you are: (The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC), December 2000)    

  Total  West Bank Gaza Strip
  n= 1199 n=759 n=440
Very Optimistic  3.8 4.0 3.4
Optimistic 45.0 47.3 41.1
Pessimistic 37.0 35.6 39.5
Very Pessimistic 13.2 11.9 15.5
No answer 1.0 1.2 0.5

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