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Israeli Public Opinion Polls: Peace Index Polls

(Updated May 2016)

Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Peace Index Polls

(Updated January 2017)


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What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority?
(Peace Index - December 2011; April 2012; October 2013; September 2014; November 2015; December 2016)

 
 
Strongly Favor
Moderately Favor
Moderately Oppose
Strongly Oppose
Don't Know
General Public 2011
28.4%
39.1%
18.4%
11.4%
2.8%
2012
30.0%
40.6%
13.8%
11.9%
3.6%
2013
32.2%
33.0%
17.3%
13.7%
3.8%
2014
31.3%
26.0%
14.3%
23.2%
5.3%%
2015
30.6%
31.2%
17.4%
15.7%
5%
2016
28.5%
34.1%
14.5%
15.4%
7.4%
 
 
Strongly Favor
Moderately Favor
Moderately Oppose
Strongly Oppose
Don't Know
Jews 2011
29.1%
39.1%
16.5%
12.2%
3.1%
2012
30.0%
40.1%
13.3%
12.3%
4.3%
2013
25.1%
35.2%
19.1%
16.1%
4.4%
2014
27.8%
26.0%
14.3%
24.7%
5.7%
2015
24.8%
35.7%
18.9%
17.2%
3.5%
2016
24.2%
36.9%
15.9%
15.3%
7.7%
 
 
Strongly Favor
Moderately Favor
Moderately Oppose
Strongly Oppose
Don't Know
Arabs 2011
24.4%
38.9%
28.9%
6.7%
1.1%
2012
30.0%
43.3%
16.7%
10.0%

--

2013
67.3%
21.8%
8.2%
1.7%
1.0%
2014
53.9%
16.8%
14.4%
12.8%
2.2%
2015
59.7%
9.0%
10.0%
8.2%
13.1%
2016
50.2%
20.2%
7.6%
16.2%
5.8%

Do you believe that negotiations between Israel & the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace in the coming years?
(Peace Index - December 2011;April 2012; October 2013; September 2014; November 2015; December 2016)

 
 
Strongly Believe
Somewhat Believe
Somewhat Don't Believe
Don't Believe at All
Don't Know
General Public 2011
5.8%
22.2%
32.1%
38.8%
1.2%
2012
7.4%
24.3%
33.8%
33.3%
1.4%
2013
6.7%
22.8%
24.8%
43.7%
2.0%
2014
8.8%
18.0%
17.9%
52.6%
2.8%
2015
6.2%
18.3%
28.7%
44.4%%
2.3%
2016
6.1%
24.2%
31.3%
36.0%
2.4%
 
 
Strongly Believe
Somewhat Believe
Somewhat Don't Believe
Don't Believe at All
Don't Know
Jews 2011
6.0%
23.3%
31.3%
38.6%
0.8%
2012
7.5%
24.3%
35.0%
31.9%
1.2%
2013
5.0%
20.4%
25.5%
47.6%
1.5%
2014
7.8%
16.5%
17.9%
55.0%
2.7%
2015
4.6%%
16.5%
31.1%
46.6%
1.2%
2016
5.1%
23.0%
35.4%
34.0%
2.6%
 
 
Strongly Believe
Somewhat Believe
Somewhat Don't Believe
Don't Believe at All
Don't Know
Arabs 2011
4.4%
15.6%
36.7%
40.0%
3.3%
2012
6.7%
24.4%
36.7%
40.0%

2.2%

2013
15.4%
34.9%
20.8%
24.6%
4.3%
2014
15.0%
27.6%
17.9%
36.7%
2.9%
2015
14.4%
27.5%
16.7%
33.3%
8.1%
2016
11.4%
30.3%
10.8%
46.1%
1.4%

In your opinion, under Trump’s administration will Israel be able to keep building in the settlements?

 (Peace Index, December 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
I'm sure it will be
16.7%
60.1%
23.9%
I think it will be
54.4%
20.1%
48.7%
I think it will not be
14.6%
1.9%
12.5%
I'm sure it will not be
2.6%
9.1%
3.7%
Don't know
11.7%
8.8%
11.3%

In the wake of the Security Council’s condemnatory resolution, in your opinion should or should not Israel cease the construction in the territories?

 (Peace Index, December 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
I'm sure it should not
35.8%
11.5%
31.8%
I think it should not
26.3%
8.1%
23.3%
I think it should
13.6%
9.2%
12.9%
I'm sure it should
15.6%
61.8%
23.3%
Don't know
8.6%
9.4%
8.8%

In your opinion, did the condemnatory UN Security Council resolution on Israeli settlement construction in the territories stem mainly from hostility toward Israel or from a principled position on the issue in keeping with international law?

 (Peace Index, December 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
Hostility towards Israel
52.9%
14.5%
46.5%
Principled position on the issue keeping with international law
28.5%
52.2%
32.4%
Both to the same degree
8.9%
4.9%
8.3%
Neither
.8%
8.2%
2%
No answer/don't know
8.9%
20.2%
10.8%

With the start of 2017, do you feel optimistic or pessimistic about your personal future?

 (Peace Index, December 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
Very optimistic
20.7%
47.9%
25.2%
Somewhat optimistic
49.2%
28.8%
45.8%
Neither optimistic or pessimistic
15.9%
12.1%
15.3%
Somewhat Pessimistic
8.9%
5.4%
8.3%
Very Pessimistic
3.4%
3.9%
3.5%
No answer/don't know
1.9%
1.9%
1.9%

In the Israeli-Palestinian sphere, is U.S. president-elect Trump, in your opinion...?

 (Peace Index, November 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
More in favor of Israel
48.5%
59.7%
50.3%
More in favor of the Palestinians
1.3%
1.1%
1.3%
Neutral
21.6%
13.8%
20.3%
Not in favor of either
6.8%
3.6%
6.3%
No answer/don't know
21.8%
21.8%
21.8%

And what, in your opinion, will the new U.S. administration do regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the next two or three years?

 (Peace Index, November 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
Not intervene in the conflict
21.6%
32.1%
23.3%
Try to persuade both sides to compromise
47.2%
42.2%
46.4%
Pressure both sides to reach an agreement
17.2%
22.4%
18.1%
No answer/don't know
14.1%
3.3%
12.3%

Some fear that Trump’s election will lead to a rise in antisemitism in the U.S. In your opinion, is this fear justified?

 (Peace Index, November 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
Very justified
4.6%
11.9%
5.8%
Moderately justified
26.3%
19.8%
25.2%
Not so justified
35.6%
7.8%
30.9%
Not justified at all
19.1%
49.7%
24.2%
No answer/don't know
14.4%
10.7%
13.8%

Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the U.S., recently said that “Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel…. We look forward to working… with all of the members of the Trump administration… and making the U.S.-Israel alliance stronger than ever.” In your opinion, is good cooperation likely between the Israeli government and the Trump administration?

 (Peace Index, November 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
I'm sure it is
25.5%
60.5%
31.3%
I think it is
55.0%
19.2%
49.0%
I think it's not
7.1%
9.2%
7.4%
I'm sure it's not
0.9%
5.5%
1.6%
No answer/don't know
11.6%
5.7%
10.6%

In your opinion, is it desirable or undesirable for Israel to renew the talks on a peace agreement with the Palestinians?

 (Peace Index, October 2016)
 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
I'm sure it's desirable
28.2%
52.6%
32.3%
I think it's desirable
37.6%
19.1%
34.5%
I think it's undesirable
17.5%
.9%
14.7%
I know it's undesirable
13.6%
20.5%
14.8%
No answer/don't know
3.1%
6.9%
3.7%

Who, in your opinion, will be elected U.S. president - Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
(Peace Index, October 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Trump
25%
21%
24.3%
Clinton
55.4%
56.6%
55.6%
Don't know/refuse
19.5%
22.4%
20%

And which candidate’s election is preferable from Israel’s standpoint?
(Peace Index, October 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Trump
26.5%
10.7%
23.9%
Clinton
41.9%
41.3%
41.8%
Both the same
9.7%
27.5%
12.7%
Neither
4.9%
3.2%
4.6%
Don't know/refuse
16.9%
17.3%
17%

Who do you want to win the U.S. presidential elections in November: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
(Peace Index, September 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Trump
34.2%
11.2%
30.4%
Clinton
43.1%
58%
45.6%
Don't know/refuse
22.7%
30.8%
24.1%

Which of the two candidates, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, if elected, will be better from the standpoint of the Israeli government’s policy?
(Peace Index, September 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Trump
38.5%
13.6%
34.3%
Clinton
33.4%
39.8%
34.5%
Both
6.7%
31%
10.8%
Neither
5.2%
--
4.4%
Don't know/refuse
16.2%
15.6%
16.1%

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this sentence: The state of Israel today enables all the citizens of the state, without distinction of age, gender, religion, or nationality, to feel that the state belongs to them equally?
(Peace Index, March 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Don't agree at all
22.3%
47.4%
26.5%
Don't agree that much
34%
13.5%
30.5%
Moderately agree
30.5%
6.1%
26.4%
Strongly agree
10.1%
31.5%
13.6%
Don't know
3.2%
1.6%
2.9%

Are you for or against cooperation between Israel and Turkey in the fight against terror? (Peace Index, March 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly in favor
23.5%
33.9%
25.2%
Moderately in favor
39.9%
28.5%
38%
Moderately against
14%
11.2%
13.5%
Strongly against
10.5%
10.2%
10.5%
Don't know
12.2%
16.2%
12.8%

Do you agree or disagree with the opinion that in order to fight terror effectively, one can ignore human and civil rights? (Peace Index, March 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly agree
19.2%
3%
16.5%
Moderately agree
29.8%
--%
24.8%
Moderately disagree
26.3%
4%
22.6%
Don't agree at all
20.1%
86.1%
31.1%
Don't know
4.6%
3%
5%

(For Jews only) In his weekly lesson, Sephardi chief rabbi Yitzhak Yosef addressed the issue of neutralizing terrorists and said it is a commandment to kill a terrorist who comes at one with a knife. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? (Peace Index, March 2016)

 
Israeli Jews
Don't agree at all
16.1%
Don't agree so much
13.8%
Moderately agree
22.5%
Strongly agree
44%
Don't know
3.6%

After the latest terror attacks, Prime Minister Netanyahu said that worldwide terror and Palestinian terror are the same phenomenon and are fed by the same sources. Others claim that they are two different phenomena: worldwide terror is fed by radical Islam while Palestinian terror is fed by the desire to get free of the Israeli occupation. With which position do you agree more? (Peace Index, March 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
With Netanyahu: they are a single phenomenon fed by the same sources
64%
13.3%
55.6%
Not with Netanyahu: they are two different phenomenon, one fed by radical Islam and one resisting Israel
29.7%
65.2%
35.7%
Don't know
6.2%
21.4%
8.7%

To what extent do you fear that you or one of the people who are important to you will be harmed in the current wave of terror attacks? (Peace Index, March 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Greatly fear
32.7%
47.2%
35.2%
Moderately fear
36.3%
28.9%
35%
Don't fear much
23.4%
10%
21.2%
Don't fear at all
5.5%
12.9%
6.7%
Don't know
2%
1%
1.9%

 

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War. Some claim that the time has come for Israel to formally annex all the territories conquered in the war that it still holds. Do you support or oppose this?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Strongly support
25%
Somewhat support
20.3%
Somewhat oppose
19.4%
Strongly oppose
25.4%
Don't know
10%

What, in your opinion, are the chances that in the coming years the international community will impose substantial pressures on Israel to put an end to its control of the territories?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very high chances
14.6%
4.1%
12.8%
Somewhat high chances
41.2%
18.4%
37.4%
Somewhat low chances
25.7%
49.8%
29.7%
Very low chances
12%
20.3%
13.4%
Don't know
6.5%
7.4%
6.7%

In your assessment, does the international community’s criticism of Israeli policy in the territories take equally into account the national interests of both sides, the Israeli and the Palestinian?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure it does
2.3%
24.3%
6%
I think it does
10.3%
22.7%
12.4%
I think it doesn't
27.8%
13.1%
25.3%
I'm sure it doesn't
54%
25.5%
49.2%
Don't know
5.6%
14.4%
7.1%

Recently the U.S. ambassador told Prime Minister Netanyahu that his country is concerned about Israel’s unequal application of the law toward Jews and Palestinians on the West Bank. In your opinion, does Israel indeed apply the law unequally toward Jews and Palestinians on the West Bank?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure it does
16.3%
68.1%
25%
I think it does
22.9%
9.8%
20.7%
I think it doesn't
24.1%
1.9%
20.4%
I'm sure it doesn't
28.7%
12.4%
26%
Don't know
8%
7.9%
8%

Opposition chairman Isaac (Buji) Herzog recently said, “I want to separate from the Palestinians as much as possible, as quickly as possible” and proposed building a large wall between Jerusalem and the nearby Palestinian villages because, at the moment, there is no partner for peace talks on the other side. Do you agree or disagree with Herzog’s position?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly agree
21.6%
0%
18%
Moderately agree
27%
6.0%
23.5%
Don't agree so much
23.3%
17.1%
22.3%
Don't agree at all
21%
75%
30%
Don't know
7.1%
1.8%
6.2%

Do you support or not support Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu holding a meeting within a short time?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Don't support it at all
17.9%
5.7%
15.9%
Don't support it much
12.2%
4.3%
10.9%
Moderately support it
34.3%
43.1%
35.8%
Strongly support it
32.4%
41.7%
34%
Don't know
3.2%
5.1%
3.5%

In principle, do you support or not support the solution of two states for two peoples?
(Peace Index, December 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Don't support it at all
25.4%
8.5%
22.6%
Don't support it much
17.8%
10.3%
16.5%
Moderately support it
30.4%
48.4%
33.4%
Strongly support it
21.9%
31.5%
23.5%
Don't know
4.5%
1.3%
4.0%

What, in your opinion, are the chances that such a solution will be implemented in the next ten years?
(Peace Index, December 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very high chances
2.5%
4.4%
2.8%
Moderately high chances
8.5%
10.7%
8.9%
Moderately low chances
41.9%
40.2%
41.6%
Very low chances
42.0%
35.3%
40.9%
Don't know
5.1%
9.3%
5.8%

If, despite the difficulties in recent years, the two-state solution were to reach the stage of implementation, would you then want to see a closed border between the two states with guarded passages and entry permits, or an open border so that people from both sides could pass freely from one state to the other?
(Peace Index, December 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Closed border
67.1%
18.9%
59.1%
Open border
25.1%
80.2%
34.3%
Don't know
7.8%
.9%
6.6%

Do you agree or disagree with the claim that the Jews' historical, religious, and cultural bond to the land and the Palestinians' historical, religious, and cultural bond to the land are equally strong?
(Peace Index, December 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Agree
20.6%
41.3%
24.0%
Disagree: the Palestinians have a stronger bond to the land
1.3%
27.0%
5.6%
Disagree: the Jews have a stronger bond to the land
72.2%
15.9%
62.8%
Don't know
5.8%
15.8%
7.5%

Lately it is often claimed that the Jewish groups committing attacks against Palestinians are marginal groups that represent only a small minority of the national-religious public. Do you agree or disagree with this claim?
(Peace Index, December 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly agree
47.2%
26.5%
43.7%
Moderately agree
26.2%
33.4%
27.4%
Moderately disagree
11.4%
9.4%
11.1%
Strongly disagree
8.0%
16.7%
9.4%
Don't know
7.2%
14.1%
8.3%

Some say Israel is becoming more Jewish and less democratic. To what extent do you agree or disagree with that statement?
(Peace Index, December 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly disagree
27.0%
6.0%
23.5%
Moderately disagree
22.7%
12.7%
21.0%
Moderately agree
26.2%
39.4%
28.4%
Strongly agree
18.4%
26.8%
19.8%
Don't know
5.7%
15.1%
7.3%

In your opinion, with the current state of affairs, should Jews be permitted or prohibited from praying on the Temple Mount?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I know they should be permitted
30%
1.9%
25.3%
I think they should be permitted
27%
4.8%
23.3%
I don't think they should be permitted
19.1%
6.4%
17%
I am sure they shouldn't be permitted
19.6%
74.7%
28.8%
Don't know
4.3%
12.2%
5.6%

In your opinion, how long can the current state of Israeli-Palestinian relations continue without a peace agreement before a third Intifada erupts?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Up to one year
44.5%
26.1%
41.5%
Two to three years
20.3%
4.9%
17.7%
More than three years
26%
47.8%
29.6%
Don't know
9%
21.2%
11.2%

What, in your opinion, are the chances that if a peace settlement based on the two-state formula is not reached in the near future, the Palestinian leaders will not just threaten to dissolve the Palestinian Authority but actually do so, leaving Israel with the responsibility for governing the Palestinian population of the West Bank?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very low chances
41.1%
53%
43.1%
Moderately low chances
32.3%
18.3%
29.9%
Moderately high chances
12.9%
10.8%
12.6%
Very high chances
6.1%
2.1%
5.4%
Don't know
7.6%
15.9%
9%

In your opinion, will the international community keep avoiding an intervention even if the current Israeli-Palestinian state of affairs continues, or is a substantial international intervention, aimed at pushing the sides to sign an agreement, likely in the foreseeable future?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Keep avoiding
48.3%
55%
49.4%
Bold intervention likely
41%
28.2%
38.8%
Don't know
10.7%
16.8%
11.8%

Which of the following two possibilities will better ensure, in your opinion, the future of the state of Israel?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Annexing territories, one state
36.3%
22%
34%
Divide land, independent Palestinian state
46.3%
64%
49.2%
Don't know/decline to answer
17.5%
14%
16.8%

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement that the idea of two states for two peoples is dead?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly agree
22.8%
34.3%
24.7%
Moderately agree
23.3%
22.8%
23.2%
Moderately disagree
29.4%
10.6%
26.3%
Strongly disagree
20.6%
24.5%
21.3%
Don't know/decline to answer
3.9%
7.7%
4.6%

In his recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Netanyahu again expressed support for the idea of two states for two peoples. In your opinion, is Netanyahu genuinely committed and interested in the two-states-for-two-peoples solution?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
It is a genuine commitment
29.9%
8%
26.3%
It is not a genuine commitment
59.2%
72.5%
61.5%
Don't know/decline to answer
10.8%
19.5%
12.3%

Some claim that because of the extensive Israeli building in the territories and the growth of the settlements, there is no possibility of evacuating most of the Israelis from Judea and Samaria and therefore any agreement that is signed, if it is signed, will have to take into account the fact that at least the large settlement blocs will remain under Israeli sovereignty. What is your opinion on this claim?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews
Israeli Arabs
General Public
Strongly agree
40.4%
26.6%
38.1%
Moderately agree
27.2%
15.6%
25.3%
Moderately disagree
12%
9.4%
11.6%
Strongly Disagree
11.8%
27.8%
14.5%
Don't know
8.6%
20.5%
10.6%

To what extent, in your assessment, is the U.S. administration committed at present to maintaining Israel's security?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very committed
27.9%
62.9%
33.7%
Moderately committed
38%
16%
34.4%
Not so committed
26.3%
.9%
22.1%
Not committed at all
6%
3.6%
5.6%
Don't know
1.8%
16.6%
4.3%

A year after Operation Protective Edge, in your opinion was Israel's decision to launch the operation right or not right?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very right
49.5%
6.6%
42.4%
Moderately right
30.6%
4.3%
26.3%
Not so right
9.7%
29.5%
13.0%
Not at all right
5.8%
39.5%
11.4%
Don't know
4.3%
20.1%
7%

In your opinion, how is Prime Minister Netanyahu's campaign to foil the nuclear deal with Iran in the U.S. Congress affecting U.S.-Israeli relations?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Greatly damaging them
17.3%
7.6%
15.7%
Moderately damaging them
30.8%
9.7%
27.3%
Neither damaging nor contributing
36.8%
35%
36.5%
Moderately contributing to them
6.6%
11%
7.3%
Greatly contributing to them
1.7%
4.2%
2.2%
Don't know
6.7%
32.6%
11%

In your opinion, how is Prime Minister Netanyahu's campaign to foil the nuclear deal with Iran in the U.S. Congress affecting Israel's relations with the American Jewish community?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Greatly damaging them
9.6%
4.3%
8.7%
Moderately damaging them
19.7%
7.6%
17.7%
Neither damaging nor contributing
43.4%
30.4%
41.3%
Moderately contributing to them
11.4%
10.7%
11.3%
Greatly contributing to them
5.7%
3.3%
5.3%
Don't know
10.2%
43.6%
15.8%

What, in your opinion, is the chance that the campaign Netanyahu is waging will succeed and the U.S. Congress will not approve the deal?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
No chance
27.4%
10.4%
24.6%
Moderately small chance
36.7%
30.3%
35.6%
Medium chance
21.7%
13.9%
20.4%
Moderately large chance
3.3%
5.5%
3.6%
It will probably succeed
3%
5.7%
3.5%
Don't know
3%
34.3%
12.3%

To what extent are you sure or not sure that Prime Minister Netanyahu is right when he describes the deal as an existential threat to Israel?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Not sure at all
5.8%
18.6%
7.9%
Moderately unsure
18.3%
26.9%
19.7%
Moderately sure he is right
30.2%
17.9%
28.2%
Sure he is right
42.5%
4.3%
36.2%
Don't know
3.2%
32.3%
8%

To what extent, in your opinion, is Hamas currently interested or not interested in keeping the border with Israel quiet?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Not at all interested
31.7%
7.1%
27.6%
Somewhat interested
25.1%
12.1%
22.9%
Moderately interested
28.9%
24.5%
28.1%
Strongly interested
9.8%
11.2%
10.1%
Don't know
4.5%
45%
11.2%

In your opinion, is Hamas currently capable or incapable of controlling the other organizations that are now in Gaza?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure it is capable
13%
17.5%
13.8%
I think it is capable
34.1%
20%
31.7%
I think it is incapable
28.9%
10.2%
25.8%
I'm sure it is incapable
17.5%
12%
16.6%
Don't know
6.5%
40.2%
12.1%

Do you support or oppose Israel signing a long-term truce with Hamas, which would include Israel granting Hamas access to a seaport and opening the commercial crossings to Gaza?
(Peace Index, September 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly favor
5.9%
61.6%
15.1%
Moderately favor
19.5%
23.0%
20.1%
Moderately oppose
22.5%
1.9%
19.1%
Strongly oppose
47.3%
3.9%
40.1%
Don't know
4.9%
9.7%
5.7%

What is your opinion of this statement: The countries of the world make demands for moral behavior on Israel that they do not make on other countries that are in situations of conflict?
(Peace Index, May 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Agree
71%
Disagree
29%

How would you describe the state of Israel's relations with the international community?
(Peace Index, May 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Not very good/Not good at all
69%
20.7%
6.8%
Moderately good/Very good
29%
58%
21.2%

In your opinion, what are the chances that a right-wing government will give the green-light for Israel to attack Iranian nuclear facilities, considering the progress made so far between Iran and the P5+1 on a framework for a nuclear agreement?
(Peace Index, April 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly favor
6.5%
8.8%
6.8%
Moderately favor
23.3%
10.7%
21.2%
Moderately oppose
34.5%
35.0%
34.6%
Strongly oppose
24.3%
13.0%
22.4%
Don't know
11.4%
32.6%
14.9%

What is your position on whether, in light of such progress towards a framework agreement, Israel should or should not attack Iran's nuclear facilities by itself?
(Peace Index, April 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure it should
11.7%
9.4%
11.3%
I think it should
19.1%
11.0%
17.8%
I don't think it should
32.3%
24.1%
30.9%
I'm sure it should not
27.6%
26.2%
27.4%
Don't know
9.2%
29.3%
12.6%

Are you satisfied or unsatisfied with the results of the recent election?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Not satisfied at all
28.4%
24.7%
27.8%
Not very satisfied
18.1%
29.7%
20%
Moderately satisfied
24.8%
18.2%
23.7%
Very satisfied
25.9%
6%
22.6%
Don't know/decline to answer
2.8%
21.5%
5.9%

If elections were held again today, would you vote for the same party again?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure I would
83.6%
73.4%
81.9%
I think I would
9.6%
1.9%
8.3%
I don't think I would
1.8%
3.6%
2.1%
I'm sure I wouldn't
3.7%
2.2%
3.4%
Don't know/decline to answer
1.4%
18.9%
4.3%

Before the elections Prime Minister Netanyahu said that so long as he was prime minister no Palestinian state would be established. After the elections he said he was not retracting what he had said in his Bar-Ilan speech, in which he supported the two-states-for-two-peoples solution. In your opinion, does Netanyahu sincerely support or not support the two-states-for-two-peoples solution?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Supports it
12.8%
28.7%
15.5%
Supports it but thinks it can't work in the forseeable future
22.1%
18.2%
21.4%
Doesn't support it
51.6%
26.6%
47.5%
Don't know/decline to answer
13.5%
26.5%
15.6%

Given Likud's victory in the elections and the high chances of the forming of a right-wing government that is not committed to promoting a peace agreement that would include the creation of a Palestinian state, what in your opinion are the chances that the Palestinians will launch a Third Intifada?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very Low Chances
9.8%
6.7%
9.3%
Moderately Low Chances
30.7%
41.4%
32.5%
Moderately High Chances
35.5%
11.3%
31.5%
Very High Chances
13.6%
19.1%
14.5%
Don't know/decline to answer
10.4%
21.6%
12.3%

On a scale of 1-5, with 1 meaning very poor and 5 meaning very good, what grade would you give the relations at the present time between Israel and the United States?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
1- very poor
21.7%
6.6%
19.2%
2
20.3%
11%
18.8%
3
36.8%
8.3%
32.1%
4
9.7%
9.5%
9.7%
5- very good
7.5%
50.5%
14.6%
Don't know
3.9%
14%
5.6%

Given the worsening of relations between the Netanyahu-led Israeli government and the Obama-led American administration and the growing Western criticism of Israeli policy on the Palestinian issue, what in your opinion are the chances that the United States and the West will in the near future impose a political settlement on Israel based on the two-states-for-two- peoples solution?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very Low Chances
14.5%
13.3%
14.3%
Moderately Low Chances
26.2%
15.5%
24.4%
Moderately High Chances
39.2%
29.2%
37.6%
Very High Chances
14.2%
1.4%
12.1%
Don't know/decline to answer
5.9%
40.7%
11.7%

If an attempt is made to impose a political settlement on Israel from abroad, will Israel be able to withstand it successfully?
(Peace Index, March 2015)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure it will be able to
17.6%
4.6%
15.4%
I think it will be able to
35%
13.2%
31.4%
I don't think it will be able to
26.2%
40.7%
28.6%
I'm sure it won't be able to
11.3%
23.2%
13.2%
Don't know/decline to answer
10%
18.3%
11.4%

In your view, did the political situation in Israel justify or not justify dissolving the Knesset and declaring new elections?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure it justified it
18.6%
40.7%
22.3%
I think it justified it
18.2%
29.7%
20.1%
I think it did not justify it
23.9%
18.7%
23.1%
I'm sure it did not justify it
31.4%
5.9%
27.1%
Don't know/decline to answer
7.9%
4.9%
7.4%

Between the following two issues, which is the issue that will determine which party you vote for in the upcoming elections?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Political-Security
32.8%
28.8%
32.1%
Socioeconomics
40.6%
35.6%
39.8%
Both to the same extent
18.0%
11.7%
17.0%
Other/neither
4.7%
11.2%
5.8%
Don't know/decline to answer
3.9%
12.6%
5.4%

Who, in your opinion, is best suited out of all the following individuals to serve as Israel’s next prime minister?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Netanyahu
34.4%
8.9%
30.2%
Herzog
17.7%
10.1%
16.5%
Bennett
10.5%
3.3%
9.3%
Kahlon
4.2%
4.9%
4.3%
Liberman
5.3%
2.5%
4.9%
Lapid
2.6%
2.6%
2.6%
Livni
6.3%
10.5%
7.0%
Don't know/decline to answer
18.9%
57.3%
25.3%

In your view, which bloc of parties has the greatest chance to form the government after the upcoming elections?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
The right wing bloc
59.8%
18.8%
53.0%
The center-left bloc
24.4%
51.9%
28.9%
Don't know/decline to answer
15.8%
29.4%
18.0%

Which of the following two possibilities would, in your opinion, better ensure the future of the state of Israel?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Annexation of the territories and the establishment in the entire territory of one state under Israeli rule
41.0%
29.4%
39.1%
A division of the land and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state beside the state of Israel
43.1%
58.8%
45.7%
Don't know/decline to answer
15.9%
11.8%
15.2%

Recently more and more European parliaments have been calling on their governments to officially recognize the Palestinian state. In your opinion, does recognition of a Palestinian state before a peace agreement has been signed contribute to Israel’s national interest or damage it?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Contributes to the Israeli national interest
10.0%
21.1%
11.7%
Damages the Israeli national interest
69.8%
34.3%
63.9%
Does not effect the Israeli national interest
12.9%
23.2%
14.6%
Don't know/decline to answer
7.2%
22.4%
9.8%

In your opinion, to what extent should Israel take into account the United States’ position when it makes decisions on political-security issues?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Not at all
18.7%
30.7%
20.7%
Quite little
31.8%
28.6%
31.3%
Quite a lot
30.4%
15.8%
28.0%
A great deal
15.5%
12.8%
15.0%
Don't know/decline to answer
3.6%
12.1%
5.0%

The peace process with the Palestinians is stalled and there is no chance that it will advance in the foreseeable future. What is your opinion on that statement?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly Agree
37.3%
19.3%
34.3%
Moderately Agree
23.3%
31.4%
24.7%
Don't agree so much
64.4%
18.5%
16.7%
Don't agree at all
18.5%
20.5%
18.9%
Don't know/decline to answer
4.5%
10.3%
5.5%

Do you intend to vote during the upcoming elections?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure I will
75.4%
49.2%
71.1%
I think I will
14.1%
12.9%
13.9%
I don't think I will
3.3%
14.3%
5.1%
I know I won't
3.5%
21.3%
6.5%
Don't know/decline to answer
3.7%
2.2%
3.4%

In the current situation, peace is more important to...? 
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
Reaching peace is more important for Israel
41%
8%
Reaching peace is equally important to both
39%
63%
Reaching peace is more important for the Palestinians
16%
22%

Who is mainly responsible for the stalling of peace talks? 
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
The Palestinians are responsible for the stalled talks
48%
1%
Both sides are equally responsible for the stalled talks
41%
61%
The Israeli side is responsible for the stalled talks
9%
29%

Do you believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will bring lasting peace in the future?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Yes, these negotiations will bring peace in the future
25%
49%
29%
No, these negotiations will not bring peace in the future
74%
51%
70%

Do you favor peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians at this time?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Yes, I am in favor of peace talks
58%
90%
63%
No, I am not in favor of peace talks
39%
9%
34%

At present the Israeli government is not allowing Jews to pray on the Temple Mount so as to prevent frictions with the Muslim world. In your opinion, should the government change or not change this policy and allow prayer by Jews at the site, even if the change leads to bloodshed?
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I'm sure the policy should be changed
16.3%
17.2%
16.5%
I think the policy should be changed
22.2%
29.3%
23.4%
I think the policy should not be changed
24.7%
5.9%
21.6%
I'm sure the policy should not be changed
31.2%
28.1%
30.7%
Don't know/decline to answer
5.5%
19.5%
7.9%

Defense Minister Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon decided to bar the Palestinians from riding the buses that residents of the settlements ride. Are you for or against this decision?
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Strongly in favor
34.0%
14.1%
30.7%
Moderately in favor
21.7%
15.1%
20.6%
Moderately against
14.4%
10.3%
13.7%
Strongly against
20.1%
51.3%
25.3%
Don't know/decline to answer
9.7%
9.1%
9.6%

The ruling of most of the Haredi and national-religious rabbis is that prayer by Jews on the Temple Mount is forbidden before the coming of the Messiah and the rebuilding of the Temple. A few other rabbis think it is already permissible today to pray on the Mount. According to which ruling, in your opinion, should believing Jews act? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
According to the ruling of most of the rabbis that for now Jews should not 
pray on the Temple Mount
46.7%
60.9%
49.0%
According to the minority ruling that Jews can pray at present on the Temple 
Mount
25.6%
9.6%
23.0%
Don't know/decline to answer
27.7%
29.5%
28.0%

In your opinion, at present is there or is there not a chance of reaching a settlement that will be acceptable to both sides in which both Muslims and Jews will be able to pray on the Temple Mount? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
There is at present a chance to reach a settlement
31.3%
28.8%
30.9%
There is no chance because of the Muslim side
30.0%
8.9%
26.5%
There is no chance because of the Jewish side
4.1%
20.8%
6.9%
There is no chance because of both sides
29.1%
33.9%
29.9%
Don’t know/decline to answer
5.5%
7.5%
5.9%

And in the framework of a comprehensive peace agreement, in your opinion is there or is there not a chance of reaching a settlement that would be acceptable to both sides in which both Muslims and Jews would be able to pray on the Temple Mount? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
There is at present a chance to reach a settlement
45.0%
33.9%
43.1%
There is no chance because of the Muslim side
26.2%
24.0%
25.9%
There is no chance because of the Jewish side
1.7%
9.9%
3.0%
There is no chance because of both sides
21.4%
18.7%
21.0%
Don’t know/decline to answer
5.7%
13.5%
7.0%

Recently there have been severe terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis. Do you think this is the beginning of another widespread, organized intifada or just acts of terror on local initiative?
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I think this is the beginning of a widespread, organized intifada
31.8%
23.4%
30.4%
I think these are acts of terror on local initiative
57.8%
31.7%
53.5%
Don't know/decline to answer
10.4%
44.9%
16.1%

Some claim that the right way to prevent such acts of terror is to renew the peace talks. Others think the right way to prevent them is to cease the political contacts for peace. Which way, in your opinion, is more right? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Renewing the peace talks
52.5%
81.2%
57.2%
Ceasing the political contacts for peace
33.1%
5.7%
28.5%
Continuing in the same way
4.6%
6.4%
4.9%
Don't know/decline to answer
9.8%
6.7%
9.3%

How would you define at present the relations between the Israeli government and the U.S. administration headed by President Obama? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very poor
21.7%
16.4%
20.8%
Moderately poor
47.0%
15.9%
41.8%
Moderately good
26.1%
17.0%
24.6%
Very good
1.7%
33.2%
7.0%
Don’t know/decline to answer
3.6%
17.4%
5.9%

And what about the relations between the Israeli people and the American people?
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very poor
3.0%
0%
2.5%
Moderately poor
8.3%
7.7%
8.2%
Moderately good
62.8%
37.8%
58.7
Very good
19.1%
31.4%
21.1%
Don’t know/decline to answer
6.8%
23.0%
9.5%

Who, in your opinion, is more responsible for the ongoing crisis in relations between the Israeli government headed by Netanyahu and the U.S. administration headed by President Obama? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
The Israeli side
29.7%
34.0%
30.4%
The American side
46.6%
9.6%
40.4%
Both sides to the same extent
17.8%
33.0%
20.3%
Don’t know/decline to answer
6.0%
23.5%
8.9%

In Defense Minister Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon’s most recent visit to the United States last week, most of the senior officials in the U.S. administration refused to meet with him because of the critical statements he had made in the past about U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. What is your position on this measure by the Americans?  
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very justified
9.6%
12.3%
10.1%
Moderately justified
22.8%
27.6%
23.6%
Not so justified
22.4%
17.5%
21.6%
Not justified at all
38.2%
11.4%
33.8%
Don’t know/decline to answer
6.9%
31.2%
10.9%

In your opinion, what was the main reason that Netanyahu recently gave an order to renew construction in the territories: a real belief that renewing the construction will serve Israel’s national interests, or the desire to strengthen his status with the right wing and the settlers? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
A real belief that renewing construction will serve the Israeli national 
interests
21.8%
13.9%
20.5%
The desire to strengthen his status with the right wing and the settlers 
64.0%
51.9%
62.0%
Both to the same extent
7.9%
18.8%
9.7%
Don’t know/decline to answer
6.3%
15.4%
7.8%

In your opinion, what are the chances that if the crisis in relations continues, U.S.-Israeli relations will deteriorate to the point that the United States is no longer the very close ally of Israel? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
Very high chances
6.9%
7.7%
7.0%
Moderately high chances
16.6%
6.5%
14.9%
Moderately low chances
38.9%
33.2%
37.9%
Very low chances
33.4%
38.9%
34.3%
Don’t know/decline to answer
4.2%
13.7%
5.8%

Recently the Swedish government officially recognized the Palestinian state. Would recognition of a Palestinian state by additional countries in the world, even though there is no peace agreement between the sides, harm or not harm Israel’s national interests? 
(The Peace Index, November 2014)

 
Israeli Jews 
Israeli Arabs 
General Public 
I’m sure it would harm them
27.2%
22.8%
26.5%
I think it would harm them
34.2%
31.4%
33.7%
I think it wouldn’t harm them 
20.9%
24.0%
21.4%
I’m sure it wouldn’t harm them
14.2%
7.9%
13.1%
Don't know/decline to answer 
3.6%
13.9%
5.3%

Sources:The Peace Index