Palestinian Youth Poll on the Intifada

Administered by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

(2003)


Table 1: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Main Reason of the Eruption of Al-Aqsa Intifada, Sex and Region, 2003

Reasons Sex & Region
Gaza Strip West Bank Palestinian Territory
Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes
The Reluctance of Israelis
in Meeting their
Obligations Regarding
Troops Redeployment
8.9 4.2 6.5 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 7.0 8.0
The Israeli Colonies (Settlements) 3.5 5.3 4.4 3.1 4.5 3.8 3.3 4.8 4.0
The Israeli Frequent
Violations of the
Palestinian Human Rights
8.3 4.0 6.1 12.0 6.9 9.4 10.6 5.7 8.1
The Failure of Camp
David Negotiations (July
2000)
1.9 1.1 1.5 1.3 3.5 2.4 1.5 2.5 2.0
Sharon’s Visit to Al-Aqsa
Mosque (Sept. 2000)
74.8 82.2 78.6 72.4 74.4 73.4 73.3 77.6 75.5
Hard Economic Conditions 2.5 1.0 1.7 1.5 1.1 1.3 1.9 1.1 1.5
Others 0.1 2.2 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.5 1.3 0.9
Totals 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 2: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Main Reason of the Eruption of Al-Aqsa Intifada, Age and Sex, 2003

Reasons Age and Sex
Females Males Both Sexes
20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11
The Reluctance of Israelis
in Meeting their
Obligations Regarding
Troops Redeployment
9.7 9.3 6.9 9.6 11.6 7.1 4.3 3.5 10.7 8.2 5.6 6.4
The Israeli Colonies (Settlements) 3.3 2.7 2.6 5.2 2.4 4.7 6.0 7.2 2.8 3.7 4.3 6.2
The Israeli Frequent
Violations of the
Palestinian Human Rights
10.3 8.3 12.4 12.9 6.0 7.3 3.5 5.2 8.1 7.8 8.0 8.9
The Failure of Camp
David Negotiations (July
2000)
2.5 1.3 0.9 1.3 6.2 1.9 1.0 0.3 4.3 1.6 1.0 0.8
Sharon’s Visit to Al-Aqsa
Mosque (Sept. 2000)
72.9 76.8 73.7 66.6 71.3 76.4 83.5 81.2 72.2 76.6 78.5 74.2
Hard Economic Conditions 1.0 1.2 3.2 2.8 1.8 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.4 0.8 2.1 2.0
Others 0.3 0.4 0.3 1.6 0.7 2.2 0.8 1.3 0.5 1.3 0.5 1.5
Totals 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 3: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Perception Towards Al-Aqsa Intifada as a Suitable Tool to Achieving the Palestinian Aims in Attaining Independence, Sex and Region, 2003

Opinion Sex and Region
Gaza Strip West Bank Palestinian Territory
Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes
Yes 59.8 66.1 63.0 55.6 63.2 59.4 57.2 64.3 60.8
No 40.2 33.9 37.0 44.4 36.8 40.6 42.8 35.7 39.2
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 4: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Perception Towards Al-Aqsa Intifada as a Suitable Tool to Achieving the Palestinian Aims in Attaining Independence, Age and Sex, 2003

Opinion Age & Sex
Females Males Both Sexes
20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11
Yes 59.0 60.6 52.5 54.0 65.9 65.2 65.0 59.6 62.5 62.9 58.7 56.9
No 41.0 39.4 47.5 46.0 34.1 34.8 35.0 40.4 37.5 37.1 41.3 43.1
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 5: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Perception Towards Intifada, Sex and Region, 2003

Special Stands of the Intifada Sex and Region
Gaza Strip West Bank Palestinian Territory
Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes
Halting the Intifada 38.5 34.3 36.3 46.5 38.0 42.2 43.4 36.5 39.9
Diverting the intifada into a popular peaceful resistance 17.8 8.2 12.9 20.2 14.4 17.3 19.2 12.0 15.6
Diverting the intifada into Armed Resistance 15.3 35.1 25.4 14.4 28.9 21.7 14.8 31.4 23.2
Consistency with armed and peaceful struggle 28.4 22.4 25.4 18.9 18.7 18.8 22.6 20.1 21.3
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 6: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Perception Towards Intifada, Age and Sex, 2003

Special Stands of the Intifada Age and Sex
Females Males Both Sexes
20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11
Halting the Intifada 37.2 38.3 47.6 57.6 28.3 33.9 38.2 51.7 32.7 36.0 43.0 54.6
Diverting the intifada into a popular peaceful resistance 22.5 19.5 16.9 16.6 13.7 11.6 11.4 10.9 18.1 15.5 14.2 13.6
Diverting the intifada into Armed Resistance 13.4 17.4 14.9 11.9 35.1 33.0 28.6 25.8 24.3 25.4 21.6 19.1
Consistency with armed and peaceful struggle 26.9 24.8 20.6 13.9 22.9 21.5 21.8 11.6 24.9 23.1 21.2 12.7
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 7: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Perception about the Role of Youth in Directing and Steering the Intifada, Sex and Region, 2003

Having a Role Sex and Region
Gaza Strip West Bank Palestinian Territory
Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes
Yes 95.1 94.9 95.0 89.4 88.7 89.0 91.6 91.1 91.3
No 4.9 5.1 5.0 10.6 11.3 11.0 8.4 8.9 8.7
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 8: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Perception about the Role of Youth in Directing and Steering the Intifada, Age and Sex, 2003

Having a Role Age and Sex
Females Males Both Sexes
20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11
Yes 89.7 94.8 92.2 87.4 90.7 92.9 91.2 88.3 90.2 93.8 91.7 87.8
No 10.3 5.2 7.8 12.6 9.3 7.1 8.8 11.7 9.8 6.2 8.3 12.2
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 9: Percentage of the Youth (10-24) Years by Their Reaction When Watching Pictures of the Martyrs and the Wounded of Al-Intifada, Sex and Region, 2003

The Reaction Sex and Region
Gaza Strip West Bank Palestinian Territory
Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes
Weeping 74.4 54.8 64.3 70.4 35.9 53.0 71.9 43.2 57.4
Saddness 98.3 95.9 97.1 97.7 93.5 95.6 97.9 94.4 96.2
Anger 90.7 92.9 91.8 88.6 88.1 88.3 89.4 90.0 89.7
Nightmares during their sleep 43.5 38.3 40.8 40.7 24.9 32.7 41.7 30.1 35.8
Difficulties in sleeping 60.4 47.9 54.0 52.1 37.1 44.5 55.2 41.3 48.2
Feeling insecure 73.2 60.9 66.9 74.2 57.8 65.9 73.8 59.0 66.3
Feeling frustrated 62.8 49.3 55.8 60.8 51.0 55.8 61.5 50.3 55.8
Loosing appetite 60.0 59.1 59.6 51.6 41.2 46.4 54.8 48.2 51.4
Desire to Wreak (Revenge) 84.4 89.7 87.1 76.7 70.3 73.5 79.7 77.8 78.7

Table 10: Percentage of the Youth (10-24) Years by Their Reaction When Watching Pictures of the Martyrs and the Wounded of Al-Intifada, Age and Sex, 2003

The Reaction Age and Sex
Females Males Both Sexes
20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11
Weeping 82.6 73.8 64.0 61.9 40.7 42.6 45.1 45.8 57.4 61.6 57.7 54.7
Saddness 98.4 98.9 96.6 97.1 92.8 96.2 93.0 95.3 96.2 95.6 97.5 94.8
Anger 93.4 91.2 85.7 84.2 92.1 93.6 88.9 81.4 89.7 92.8 92.5 87.3
Nightmares during their sleep 41.8 35.4 41.4 54.1 21.0 25.5 37.7 42.9 35.8 31.4 30.3 39.6
Difficulties in sleeping 76.9 73.7 71.9 71.7 58.5 54.9 62.3 63.5 48.2 48.7 46.9 46.5
Feeling insecure 76.9 73.7 71.9 71.7 58.5 54.9 62.3 63.5 66.3 67.6 64.1 67.2
Feeling frustrated 74.4 61.4 53.5 51.9 59.1 48.1 46.5 46.0 55.8 66.7 54.6 50.0
Loosing appetite 62.1 52.9 52.5 49.9 52.2 51.6 43.9 41.0 51.4 57.1 52.2 48.3
Desire to Wreak (Revenge) 80.3 82.7 80.2 72.0 77.1 76.7 80.7 77.4 78.7 78.7 79.6 80.5

Table 11: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Their Opinion in the Possibility of Achieving the Political Aims Through Negotiations, Sex and Region, 2003

Opinion Sex and Region
Gaza Strip West Bank Palestinian Territory
Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes
Yes (Strongly) 26.3 15.2 20.6 24.1 21.0 22.5 24.9 18.8 21.9
Yes 35.7 32.7 34.3 41.7 32.5 37.1 39.5 32.5 35.9
No 24.2 34.5 29.4 23.1 26.9 25.0 23.5 29.9 26.7
No (Strongly) 8.4 14.7 11.6 6.8 14.3 10.6 7.4 14.4 11.0
No opinion 5.4 2.9 4.1 4.3 5.3 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.5
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 12: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Their Opinion in the Possibility of Achieving the Political Aims Through Negotiations, Age and Sex, 2003

Opinion Age and Sex
Females Males Both Sexes
20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11
Yes (Strongly) 26.4 25.5 23.1 23.8 15.7 20.7 21.0 17.2 21.0 23.1 22.0 20.4
Yes 44.7 36.5 40.8 34.9 36.7 31.2 29.3 32.9 40.8 33.8 35.1 33.8
No 17.9 26.4 23.1 27.6 30.9 29.6 29.8 28.8 24.4 28.0 26.4 28.3
No (Strongly) 8.6 8.4 6.9 4.1 13.5 16.4 14.7 11.8 11.0 12.5 10.8 8.1
No opinion 2.4 3.2 6.1 9.6 3.2 2.1 5.2 9.3 2.8 2.6 5.7 9.4
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 13: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Optimism in Achieving Peace Between Palestinians and Israelis, Sex and Region, 2003

The Stand Sex and Region
Gaza Strip West Bank Palestinian Territory
Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes Females Males Both Sexes
Yes, Soon 15.9 7.5 11.6 16.0 9.7 12.8 15.9 8.9 12.3
Yes, Someday 31.9 23.1 27.4 35.9 27.8 31.8 34.4 26.0 30.1
No 48.2 66.3 57.5 45.0 57.3 51.3 46.3 60.7 53.7
No Stand 4.0 3.1 3.5 3.1 5.2 4.1 3.4 4.4 3.9
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Table 14: Percentage Distribution of the Youth (10-24) Years by Optimism in Achieving Peace Between Palestinians and Israelis, Age and Sex, 2003

The Stand Age and Sex
Females Males Both Sexes
20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11 20-24 15-19 12-14 10-11
Yes, Soon 13.3 12.4 19.7 21.9 7.7 6.7 11.3 11.5 10.5 9.5 15.6 16.5
Yes, Someday 35.5 33.5 36.8 30.8 26.6 23.0 24.4 32.7 31.0 28.1 30.6 31.8
No 48.5 51.8 39.9 40.9 63.9 66.9 58.9 47.1 56.3 59.6 49.3 44.1
No Stand 2.7 2.3 3.6 6.4 1.8 3.4 5.4 8.7 2.2 2.8 4.5 7.6
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

 


Source: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics