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Attitudes of East Jerusalem Palestinians

Note: We are presenting raw data. When available, we provide some or all of the crosstabs (i.e., breakdowns by various categories such as party ID). To analyze the data, we encourage users to read the entire study and the methodology used. Results and reliability can be affected by such things as sample size, question wording, and question order. Responses may also be influenced by context and timing; for example, if the survey is conducted during a war.

With states offering their citizens certain rights and requiring certain responsibilities, and supposing that there's an agreement on a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians, which citizenship would you choose? (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2015
2017
2018
2019
2020
2022
A citizen of Israel, with equal rights and responsibilities with its other citizens
52%
21%
 
24%
15%
48%
A citizen of the state of Palestine, with equal rights and responsibilities with its other citizens
45%
77%
95%
76%
70%
43%
A citizen of Jordan, with equal rights and responsibilities with its other citizens
 
 
 
 
 
9%
DK/No answer
 
 
 
 
15%
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*In June 2022, among West Bankers, the comparable figures are Israel, 25%; Palestine, 65%; Jordan, 10%.

It would be better for us if we were part of Israel, rather than in Palestinian Authority or Hamas ruled lands. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
 
West Bank
East Jerusalem
Agree
29%
64%
Disagree
64%
36%
DK/No answer
8%
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Palestinians should push harder to replace their own political leaders with more effective and less corrupt ones. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Agree
63%

 

 

 

Right now, the Palestinians should focus on practical matters like jobs, health care, education, and everyday stability, not on big political plans or resistance options. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Agree
62%

 

 

 

Right now, the Palestinians need to pay much more attention to countering extremist Islamic trends in our own society. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Agree
62%

 

 

 

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is mostly just for politicians or old people, and I just don’t think about it very much. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2019
2020
2022
Agree
41%
29%
65%
Disagree
60%
70%
33%

 

 

 

 

 

The Palestinians should move to a new intifadah and make armed struggle their top priority. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Disgree
61%

 

 

 

Attacks on any Israeli civilians, including settlers, are bad. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Agree
68%

 

 

 

Why hasn't anew intifadah erupted? (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Most people are more preoccupied with their personal lives than with politics
 

 

 

 

I hope some day we can be friends with Israelis, since we are all human beings after all. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
 
West Bank
East Jerusalem
Agree
26%
54%

 

 

 

 

 

Arab governments should take a more active role in Palestinian-Israeli peacemaking, offering incentives to both sides to take more moderate positions. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Agree
79%

 

 

 

The Palestinians should look more to other Arab governments, like Jordan or Egypt, to help improve our situation. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Agree
57%

 

 

 

Which of the following is the thing you would like the U.S. to do on the Palestinian issues these days? (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2017
2018
2019
2020
2022
Help get Arab states more involved in solving the Palestinian problem
9%
7%
 
 
 
Increase economic aid to the Palestinians
10%
13%
11%
 
8%
Put pressure on Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians
55%
15%
15%
12%
34%
Put pressure on the PA and Hamas to be more democratic and less corrupt
8%
16%
14%
17%
33%
Stay out of Palestinian and Middle East affairs altogether
18%
45%
57%
56%
21%
DK/No answer
 
 
 
7%
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sincerely worry that Israel wants to destroy the al-Aqsa mosque and harm our religion. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2019
2020
2022
Agree
84%
68%
69%
Disagree
16%
20%
22%

 

 

 

 

 

We should demand Palestinian rule over all of Jerusalem, east and west, rather than share or divide any part of it with Israel. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Agree
64%

 

 

 

When I think about the occupation, I get so angry that I wish all Israelis would disappear. (Washington Institute, June 6-21, 2022).

 
2022
Agree
74%