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Palestinian Public Opinion Polls:
Attitudes Toward the Arab World

(Updated April 2015)


Palestinian Polls: Table of Contents | On Peace Prospects | On Internal Politics


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Do you think that the international coalition against Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) will succeed in defeating it?
            (PCPSR, March 2015)

 
Total
It will succeed
42%
It will fail
41.9%
Don't know/refuse to answer
16.1%

Do you think the rise of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) will have a positive or negative impact on the Palestinian cause?
            (PCPSR, March 2015)

 
Total
Positive impact
11%
Negative impact
77.1%
Don't know/refuse to answer
11.9%
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When do you think Egypt will completely open the Rafah crossing?
            (PCPSR, March 2015)

 
Total
If the Palestinian Presidential Gaurds take charge of running it
38.7%
Egypt will open it even if the situation stays as it is now
11.7%
Egypt will not open it completely under any circumstances
36.9%
Don't know/refuse to answer
12.7%

Do you believe that the group ISIS represents true Islam?
            (PCPSR, March 2015)

 
Total
ISIS is a radical group that does not represent true Islam
86%
ISIS does represent true Islam (West Bank)
5%
ISIS does represent true Islam (Gaza Strip)
13%
ISIS does represent true Islam (Total)
8%
Don't know/refuse to answer
6%

Do you feel more sympathetic with Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime or with the opposition?
            (Jerusalem Media & Communications Centre, November 2013)

 
Total
West Bank
Gaza
Assad Regime
14.4%
19.7%
5.6%
Opposition Forces
44.4%
31.1%
66.7%
Unsympathetic to Both
36.8%
43.5%
25.6%
No Answer
4.4%
5.7%
2.1%

Do you think the Arab Spring will contribute to changing the situation in the Arab World for the better?
            (Jerusalem Media & Communications Centre, November 2013)

 
Total
West Bank
Gaza
Change for the Better
28%
26%
31.3%
Change for the Worse
42.6%
43.3%
41.3%
No Change
24.1%
24%
24.2%
No Answer
5.3%
6.7%
3.2%

How do you evaluate the results of the Arab Summit held in Tunis in May 2004?
               (The Birzeit University Development Studies Programme (DSP), June 6, 2004)

Positive
3.7%
Fair
17.3%
Negative
68.9%
No opinion
10.1%

How do you evaluate the role of the Arab people in supporting Palestinians?
              (The Birzeit University Development Studies Programme (DSP), June 6, 2004)

Positive
23.8%
Fair
31.5%
Negative
41.3%
No opinion
3.4%

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