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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Views on the IDF, Society, Peace Process & Government

(Updated May 2012)


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Do you support or oppose the postponement of the elections and the formation of a national unity government of Likud and Kadima? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, May 9, 2012)

Support
39.6%
Oppose
31.9%
Don't know
28.4%

Who in your opinion is most suitable to be the next prime minister of Israel? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, May 9, 2012)

Netanyahu
39.8%
Shelley Yachimovich
11.3%
Lapid
7.2%
Mofaz
4.5%
Lieberman
4.2%
Don't know
28%

If elections were held today (expressed in Knesset seats) - TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012

Party
Projected Knesset Seats
Current Knesset Seats
Likud
30
27
Labor
20
13
Yisrael Beiteinu
12
15
Lapid (Atid) Party
12
00
Arab parties
11
11
Kadima
10
28
Shas
7
11
Yahadut Hatorah
6
5
Meretz
4
3
Nat'l Union
4
4
Jewish Home
4
3

Was the move of Netanyahu and Mofaz to establish a national unity government and postpone the elections justified in terms of the interest of the State? [Built in bias - the elections were not "postponed;" they will be as scheduled] (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Justified
50.9%
Unjustified
34.8%
Don't know
14.3%

How do you feel about the move? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Complacence
31%
Support
30.7%
Oppose
29.9%
Don't know
8.3%

What do you think was the main reason behind the decision of Mofaz ? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Political survival
70.6%
National interest
16.6%
Don't know
12.8%

Do you think that the national unity government will succeed in advancing the matters it plans to regarding changing the Tal Law and changing the system of government? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Will succeed
37.7%
Won't
46.7%
Don't know
15.6%

Does the forming of a national unity government advance the struggle of Israel against the Iranian nuclear program? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Yes
44.9%
No
39.5%
Don't know
15.6%

Will the national unity government survive to the November 2013 elections? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Yes
57.4%
No
29.1%
Don't know
15.6%

Who is the main winner of the forming of the national unity government ? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Mofaz
54.1%
Netanyahu
53.0%
Barak
18.1%

Who is the big loser from the establishment of the national unity government? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Lapid
46.6%
Shelly Yachimovich
35.8%
Arieh Deri
13.9%

In your opinion, would it or would it not be justified today to renew the protest movement? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
It would NOT be justified
36.2%
31.6%
31.1%
It would be justified
58.8%
63.3%
62.2%
Don't know/refuse to answer/Other
5.0%
4.7%
6.6%

Please indicate how important or unimportant it is for the government to pursue each of the following objectives today. Give your answer on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being totally unimportant and 5 being very important, and the rest of the rankings in between. (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

1. Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Totally UNimportant
15.0%
13.0%
26.7%
2.
6.3%
6.8%
3.3%
3.
14.1%
16.0%
3.3%
4.
18.8%
20.4%
10.0%
5. Very important
45.7%
43.7%
56.7%
6. Didn't answer
0.2%
0.2%

2. Reducing socioeconomic gaps

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Totally UNimportant
2.8%
1.0%
13.3%
2.
2.9%
2.1%
7.8%
3.
8.1%
8.6%
5.6%
4.
17.3%
18.6%
10.0%
5. Very important
68.3%
69.2%
63.3%
6. Didn't answer
0.5%
0.6%

3. Creating housing solutions at reasonable prices

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Totally UNimportant
3.9%
1.5%
17.8%
2.
2.4%
2.1%
4.4%
3.
13.0%
13.5%
10.0%
4.
17.3%
17.0%
18.9%
5. Very important
63.1%
65.6%
48.9%
6. Didn't answer
0.3%
0.3%

4. Improving Israel's security situation

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Totally UNimportant
4.1%
1.9%
16.7%
2.
4.8%
2.2%
20.0%
3.
10.6%
9.3%
17.8%
4.
16.0%
16.5%
13.3%
5. Very important
64.5%
70.2%
32.2%
6. Didn't answer      

5. Improving Israel's diplomatic situation in the international arena

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Totally UNimportant
3.9%
1.7%
16.7%
2.
5.4%
3.4%
16.7%
3.
15.7%
14.8%
21.1%
4.
21.1%
22.3%
14.4%
5. Very important
53.7%
57.7%
31.1%
6. Didn't answer
0.2%
0.2%

6. Creating a proper balance between the rights and obligations of the haredi sector and the non-haredi sector

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Totally UNimportant
9.0%
6.4%
23.3%
2.
7.4%
5.8%
16.7%
3.
16.5%
15.5%
22.2%
4.
16.4%
16.9%
13.3%
5. Very important
49.5%
53.9%
24.4%
6. Didn't answer
1.2%
1.4%

7. Creating a proper separation between wealth and government

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Totally UNimportant
6.9%
4.6%
20.0%
2.
3.1%
1.9%
10.0%
3.
17.4%
18.3%
12.2%
4.
22.8%
21.0%
33.3%
5. Very important
47.6%
51.6%
24.4%
6. Didn't answer
2.2%
2.6%

And what in your eyes is the most important objective for the government to pursue today? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians
21.6%
17.0%
47.8%
2. Reducing socioeconomic gaps
32.0%
33.9%
21.1%
3. Creating housing solutions at reasonable prices
12.0%
13.0%
6.7%
4. Improving Israel's security situation
18.9%
20.3%
11.1%
5. Improving Israel's diplomatic situation in the international arena
4.3%
4.3%
4.4%
6. Creating a proper balance between the rights and obligations of the haredi sector and the non-haredi sector
4.6%
4.8%
3.3%
7. Creating a proper separation between wealth and government
3.6%
4.1%
1.1%
8. Don't know/ Refuse to answer
2.9%
2.6%
4.4%

If the Knesset elections are moved up to an earlier date, do you think you will vote or you will not vote? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
I'm sure I will vote
66.5%
70.4%
44.4%
I think I will vote
18.3%
17.2%
24.4%
I think I will not vote
7.1%
5.8%
14.4%
I'm sure I will not vote
5.4%
4.0%
13.3%
Don't know/refuse to answer/Other
2.8%
2.6%
3.3%

If you vote in the Knesset elections, to what extent, if at all, will each of the following issues influence your decision about which party to vote for? Give your answer on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning that the issue will not influence you at all and 5 meaning that it will greatly influence you. (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

1. The leader of the party

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
11.9%
9.1%
27.8%
2.
2.4%
2.3%
3.3%
3.
11.1%
10.9%
12.2%
4.
16.3%
17.6%
8.9%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
57.0%
59.1%
45.6%
6. Didn't answer
1.2%
1.0%
2.2%

2. The party's position on political and security issues

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
9.2%
6.3%
25.6%
2.
3.8%
3.3%
6.7%
3.
13.0%
13.3%
11.1%
4.
21.7%
22.0%
20.0%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
51.6%
54.3%
36.7%
6. Didn't answer
0.7%
0.8%

3. The party's position on social and economic issues

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
7.8%
5.0%
23.3%
2.
1.6%
1.1%
4.4%
3.
11.1%
11.3%
10.0%
4.
27.4%
28.5%
21.1%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
51.4%
53.2%
41.1%
6. Didn't answer
0.7%
0.8%

4. The party's chances to be the party that forms the government

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
12.9%
11.5%
21.1%
2.
10.6%
10.7%
10.0%
3.
24.1%
25.0%
18.9%
4.
22.3%
22.2%
23.3%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
28.1%
28.3%
26.7%
6. Didn't answer
2.0%
2.4%

5. The composition of the party's list of candidates for the Knesset

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
11.7%
10.0%
21.1%
2.
8.1%
7.8%
10.0%
3.
24.6%
25.6%
18.9%
4.
30.5%
31.4%
25.6%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
23.4%
23.2%
24.4%
6. Didn't answer
1.7%
2.0%

6. The number of women in the party's list for the Knesset

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
23.8%
23.7%
24.4%
2.
14.5%
13.9%
17.8%
3.
27.9%
28.7%
23.3%
4.
14.9%
15.4%
12.2%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
17.1%
16.2%
22.2%
6. Didn't answer
1.7%
2.1%

7. The party's position on the issue of returning territories

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
11.7%
9.1%
26.7%
2.
5.9%
6.3%
3.3%
3.
18.8%
20.7%
7.8%
4.
22.5%
22.2%
24.4%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
39.2%
39.5%
37.8%
6. Didn't answer
1.9%
2.2%

8. The party's position on matters of religion and state

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
10.3%
7.3%
27.8%
2.
3.9%
4.0%
3.3%
3.
19.0%
20.4%
11.1%
4.
25.3%
25.5%
24.4%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
39.8%
40.9%
33.3%
6. Didn't answer
1.6%
1.9%

9. The party's chances to become part of the government

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
1. The issue will not influence me at all
12.8%
10.4%
26.7%
2.
9.6%
10.7%
3.3%
3.
22.7%
24.8%
11.1%
4.
22.6%
23.7%
16.7%
5. The issue will influence me greatly
30.2%
28.1%
42.2%
6. Didn't answer
2.0%
2.4%

In light of the steps the government has taken since receiving the Trajtenberg Committee’s recommendations, what in your opinion are the chances that the government will fully implement those recommendations? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Very high chances
1.3%
1.0%
3.3%
Moderately high chances
15.6%
14.0%
24.4%
Moderately low chances
43.2%
43.9%
38.9%
Very low chances
27.4%
29.5%
15.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer/Other
12.5%
11.6%
17.8%

In principle, which of the following two objectives is more important to you: that Israel be a country with a Jewish majority or that Israel rule the whole Land of Israel west of the Jordan? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
The first objective
75.6%
75.6%
The second objective
14.2%
14.2%
Neither of the two objectives
1.6%
1.6%
Both objectives are the same to me
5.5%
5.5%
Don't know/refuse to answer
3.1%
3.1%

Do you agree or disagree with the claim that if Israel continues to rule the West Bank for a long time, what will emerge in the entire Land of Israel is one state for the Jews and Palestinians that will not have a Jewish majority? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Totally agree
12.7%
13.6%
7.8%
Moderately agree
24.6%
25.0%
22.2%
Moderately disagree
34.1%
33.3%
38.9%
Totally disagree
22.3%
21.3%
27.8%
Don't know/refuse to answer
6.2%
6.8%
3.3%

If you knew that continued Israeli control of the West Bank would lead to one state for the Jews and Arabs in the entire Land of Israel that would not have a Jewish majority, would you support or oppose continued Israeli rule in the territories? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly support
7.4%
7.3%
7.8%
Moderately support
16.7%
17.4%
12.2%
Moderately oppose
34.4%
35.6%
27.8%
Strongly oppose
29.9%
27.0%
46.7%
Don't know/refuse to answer
11.6%
12.6%
5.5%

Some believe that even long-term continued rule in the territories will not prevent Israel from remaining a Jewish and democratic state. do you agree or disagree with that view? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Totally agree
20.9%
22.4%
12.2%
Moderately agree
34.3%
34.9%
31.1%
Moderately disagree
21.3%
19.2%
33.3%
Totally disagree
18.4%
19.0%
15.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
5.0%
4.5%
7.8%

Those who answered "yes" to the following statements: (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 
Israeli Jews
Believe in God
80%
Jews are the Chosen people
70%
A Jew who doesn't follow the commandments endangers the Jewish People
37%
Support having civil marriage in Israel
48%
Public life should be in accordance with Jewish religious tradition
61%
Support adding Jewish studies to secular public school
71%
Support opening cafes and restaurants on the Sabbath
68%
Support having sports events on the Sabbath
64%

In the event of a conflict between Jewish law and democratic principles: (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 
Israeli Jews
Always prefer following Jewish law
20%
Always preserve democracy
44%
Sometimes one sometimes the other
36%

What best describes your identity? (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 
Israeli Jews
Jew
51%
Israeli
41%
My ethnic group (Ashkenazi, Sefardi)
4%
My religiosity (religious, secular)
4%

How do you characterize the Jewish holidays as prescribed by religious tradition? (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 
Israeli Jews
1999
2012
important or very important
63%
85%

How are you affected by the use of symbols of the Holocaust in demonstrations (like the yellow star or calling "Nazis")? (Yisrael Hayom, January 6, 2012)

convinces me to support them
2.0%
causes me to reject those using it
85.6%
no effect
8.9%
don't know
3.6%

Israelis who feel a high level of personal safety (Israel's Internal Security Ministry & the Geocartography Institute, January 4, 2012)

those who feel a high level of personal security
74%

What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011; January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
 
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
Strongly in favor
28.4%
32.0%
29.1%
29.8%
24.4%
44.4%
Moderately in favor
39.1%
40.1%
39.1%
42.1%
38.9%
28.9%
Moderately opposed
18.4%
15.5%
16.5%
14.5%
28.9%
21.1%
Strongly opposed
11.4%
9.9%
12.2%
10.7%
6.7%
5.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
2.8%
2.6%
3.1%
3.0%
1.1%
--

Do you believe or not believe that negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the coming years? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011; January 31, 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
 
2011
2012
2011
2012
2011
2012
Strongly believe
5.8%
5.5
6.0%
4.3
4.4%
12.2
Moderately believe
22.2%
20.2
23.3%
20.8
15.6%
Moderately don't believe
32.1%
40.7
31.3%
41.2
36.7%
37.8
Don't believe at all
38.8%
31.2
38.6%
31.4
40.0%
30.0
Don't know/refuse to answer
1.2%
2.4
0.8%
2.3
3.3%
3.3

In your opinion, was Prime Minister Netanyahu right or wrong when he decided not to define the perpetrators of "price-tag" actions as terrorists, while the defense minister and the internal security minister said that perpetrators of such actions should be defined as terrorists to enable effective action against them? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
I'm sure the prime minister was right when he decided not to define the price-tag perpetrators as terrorists
18.8%
21.1%
5.6%
I think the prime minister was right when he decided not to define them as terrorists
24.1%
25.0%
18.9%
I think the prime minister was wrong when he decided not to define them as terrorists
22.3%
25.0%
18.9%
I'm sure the prime minister was wrong when he decided not to define them as terrorists
28.4%
26.4%
40.0%
Don't know/refuse to answer
6.5%
7.0%
3.3%

In your opinion, do a majority of settlers support or oppose price-tag actions (such as uprooting trees, burning mosques, etc.) against Palestinians? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Most of the settlers support them
23.5%
18.7%
51.1%
Most of the settlers oppose them
43.0%
46.1%
25.6%
About half support them and about half oppose them
26.6%
27.5%
21.1%
Don't know/refuse to answer
6.9%
7.7%
2.2%

In the Israeli Jewish public as a whole, does the majority support or oppose price-tag actions against Palestinians? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Most of the Israeli Jewish public supports them
14.8%
9.9%
42.2%
Most of the Israeli Jewish public opposes them
52.4%
57.1%
25.6%
About half support them and about half oppose them
25.9%
25.4%
28.9%
Don't know/refuse to answer
7.0%
7.6%
3.3%

 

In principle, what is more important to you: that Israel be a state with a Jewish majority or that Judea and Samaria always remain under Israel's control even if they are areas with a large Palestinian population? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
That Israel be a state with a Jewish majority
55.9%
65.8%
--
That Judea and Samaria always remain under Israel's control
19.6%
23.1%
--
Don't know/refuse to answer
9.4%
11.1%
--
Arab sector
15.0%
--
100%

Recently Germany, France, Portugal, and Britain condemned the Israeli government’s decision to renew construction in the territories as well as Israel's inability to prevent price-tag actions. Foreign Minister Lieberman reacted sharply, saying the condemnation made those countries “irrelevant” to the process of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In contrast, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that these are friendly countries, and that “in dealing with them, we not only have to be right but also smart.” With which of these two positions do you tend to agree more? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
with Avigdor Lieberman's position
31.9%
36.0%
8.9%
With Ehud Barak's position
55.7%
56.4%
52.2%
Don't know/refuse to answer
12.3%
7.7%
38.9

Israel's Declaration of Independence states, among other things, that Israel is a Jewish state that will ensure complete social and political equality of rights for all its citizens without regard to religion, race, or gender, that it will guarentee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education, and culture, and that it will safeguard the holy places of all religions. Are you in favor of Israel upholding all these principles? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
I'm in favor of Israel upholding all these principles
62.1%
63.5%
54.4%
I'm in favor of Israel upholding most of these principles
25.5%
25.6%
24.4%
I'm in favor of Israel upholding only some of these principles
8.9%
8.7%
10.0%
I'm in favor or Israel not upholding these principles
1.7%
0.8%
6.7%
Don't know/refuse to answer
1.8%
1.4%
4.4%

To what extent is Israel currently upholding all the above principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
It is fully upholding the principles of the declaration
18.4%
21.1%
3.3%
It is partially upholding the principles of the declaration
67.8%
70.9%
50.0%
It is not upholding the principles of the declaration at all
10.4%
3.9%
46.7%
Don't know/refuse to answer
3.5%
4.0%
--

Do religion and democracy go together? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

In principle, a government with a majority of religious parties is not capable of ruling democratically and safeguarding minority rights, freedom of expression, and equality between all religions, beliefs and the sexes
59%

What do you think about religious radicalization in Israel? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

I am worried about this trend
64.5%
the role of religion in running the state of Israel as too strong
49%
the role of religion in running the state of Israel is too weak
17%
religion's role in running Israel is appropriate
28%

What will happen in the wake of the Egyptian elections? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

the rise to power of the Islamist forces will leave the peace treaty with Israel as it is
10%
the treaty WILL NOT officially be canceled but relations will suffer
51%
the treaty WILL officially be canceled, creating a situation of "no peace" and "no war"
19%
the treaty WILL be canceled and Egypt will return to a state of war with Israel
15%

Do you now think it was right or not right to carry out the Gilad Shalit deal? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
I'm sure it was right
46.3%
47.6%
38.9%
I think it was right
31.5%
30.2%
38.9%
I think it wasn't right
10.3%
10.2%
11.1%
I'm sure it wasn't right
5.9%
6.0%
5.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
5.9%
6.0%
5.5%

Some claim that the Shalit deal weakened Israel and harmed its deterrence. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly agree
15.0%
14.3%
18.9%
Moderately agree
23.8%
23.5%
25.6%
Moderately disagree
22.7%
22.0%
26.7%
Don't agree at all
35.5%
37.7%
23.3%
Don't know/refuse to answer
3.0%
2.5%
5.5%

In recent days, rockets and missles were again fired from Gaza at southern Israel. In your opinion, is there or is there not a connection between this
and the Shalit deal? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
There is
28.0%
26.9%
34.4%
There isn't
67.6%
69.9%
54.4%
Don't know/refuse to answer
4.4%
3.2%
11.1%

Some say Israel must now respond with great force to any agressions by the Palestinian side, including launching a wide-scale military operation in Gaza in response to the firing from there. Do you support or do you not support a wide-scale military operation in Gaza? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Don't support it at all
19.3%
11.4%
64.4%
Moderately don't support it
18.3%
20.0%
8.9%
Moderately support it
27.4%
29.1%
17.8%
Strongly support it
31.5%
35.9%
6.7%
Don't know/refuse to answer
3.5%
3.7%
2.2%

Some claim Israel is being restrained in its response to the firing from Gaza so as not to endanger the fragile relationship with the Egyptian regime. Assuming this claim is correct, do you approve or not approve of the government's policy on this issue? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly approve of it
15.7%
13.9%
25.6%
Moderately approve of it
38.0%
39.8%
27.8%
Moderately don't approve of it
23.0%
22.8%
24.4%
Don't approve of it at all
16.1%
16.6%
13.3%
Don't know/refuse to answer
7.1%
6.9%
8.9%

Recently there has been a rash of "price-tag" actions--such as uprooting trees, burning mosques, etc.--by settler groups in response to hostile actions by Palestinians. Do you support or not support these "price-tag" actions? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly support
3.6%
2.2%
11.1%
Moderately support
6.9%
6.9%
6.7%
Moderately don't support
18.2%
19.1%
13.3%
Don't support at all
69.0%
69.2%
67.8%
Don't know/refuse to answer
2.4%
2.6%
1.1%

Do you support or oppose the continuation of the social-protest movement ? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Strongly support
48.0%
45.0%
65.6%
Moderately support
27.7%
29.6%
16.7%
Moderately oppose
11.5%
12.1%
7.8%
Strongly oppose
7.2%
7.5%
5.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
5.6%
5.8%
4.4%

In your opinion, has the social protest succeeded or not suceeded in scoring significant achievements so far? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
It has succeeded
42.3%
41.1%
48.9%
It hasn't succeeded
51.5%
53.5%
40.0%
Don't know/refuse to answer
6.2%
5.4%
11.1%

Are you in favor of Gilad Shalit's release in exchange for 1,027 terrorists? (Dahaf Institute/YNet poll, October 16, 2011)

  Males Females Total
Yes 74% 86%
79%
No 19% 5%
14%

Do you think a similar deal could have been finalized earlier? (Dahaf Institute/YNet poll, October 16, 2011)

Yes
65%
No
20%

How do you feel about Prime Minister Netanyahu's conduct? (Dahaf Institute/YNet poll, October 16, 2011)

He gave into public pressure
49%
He acted like a leader
43%

Regarding the price of the deal: (Dahaf Institute/YNet poll, October 16, 2011)

The Israeli government dropped some of its principles
53%
Hamas conceded its principles more than Israel
20%
Both sides gave up on some of their principles to a similar extent
20%

Regarding Israel's security going forward: (Dahaf Institute/YNet poll, October 16, 2011)

I am afraid for the security of Israeli citizens following the prisoner release
50%
I trust Israel's security forces
48%

What are your feelings about the implementation of the Shalit deal? (Dahaf Institute/YNet poll, October 16, 2011)

Happy 44%
Excited 17%
Proud 15%
Concerned 14%
Humiliated 5%
Angry 3%

If elections were held, which of the following would you choose for prime minister? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Netanyahu
27%
Livni
17%
Shelley Yichimovitz
15%
Liberman
14%
Lapid
12%

If journalist Yair Lapid went into politics would you vote for his party? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Think yes
30%
Certain no
29%

If the social protest movement ran a list for the Knesset would you vote for it? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Think yes
39%
Think no
22%

What is the most important issue for the upcoming year? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Education
37%
Reducing poverty and cost of living
36%
Peace with the Palestinians
19%

Who is most appropriate to be Defense Minister? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Yaalon
20%
Mofaz
29%
Barak
21%

Who is most appropriate to be Foreign Minister? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Netanyahu
34%
Livni
25%
Liberman
15%

Do you plan to send New Year greetings? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

E-mail
37%
SMS
34%
Facebook
21%
Card in the mail
8%

What is the greatest threat to Israel today? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Social gaps
23.6%
Iranian bomb
21%
Palestinian terror
19%
Refusal to recognize existence of Israel as Jewish State
16.3%
relations with Israeli Arabs
7.5%
Palestinian declaration in the UN
5.4%
Dispute with Turkey
0.8%

Are you optimistic about the strength/durability of the State of Israel? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Yes
73.8%
No
26.2%

Did the social protest change the hierarchy of preferences of the government? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Yes
57%
No
43%

What do you mostly like to do in your free time? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Internet
55%
Read book
30%
Go to movie/performance
11%

How would you summarize the past year on a personal level? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Better than last one
29.9%
Worse
25.9%
Same
40.1%
Don't know
4.1%

In general to what extent are you satisfied with life in Israel? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Very satisfied
22.5%
Considerably satisfied
46.4%
Not so satisfied
21.7%
Not at all
6.7%
Don't know
2.7%

Did you buy a significant electronic item (TV, computer, iPad)? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Yes
45.7%
No
53.6%
Refuse reply
0.7%

How would you term your economic situation as compared to a year ago? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Better
15.6%
Worse
29.1%
Same
54.4%
Don't know
0.9%

Did you buy an apartment last year? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Yes
5%
No
94.8%
Refuse reply
0.1%

What would you like to happen next year? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Find new job
20.5%
Find new love
12.9%
Buy apartment
26.4%
Travel overseas
32.7%

Do you consider leaving the country? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Yes
11%
No
87.9%
Refuse reply
0.6%

Have you travelled overseas? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Yes
37.7%
No
62.3%

Are you personally optimistic about the coming year? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Very optimistic
19.3%
Optimistic
57.2%
Pessimistic
14.7%
Very Pessimistic
3.9%

Are you optimistic about what will happen to the state? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Very optimistic
5.4%
Optimistic
49.5%
Pessimistic
30%
Very Pessimistic
7.5%
Don't know
7.7%

Do you fear for the existence of Israel as a Jewish State? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Yes
45%
No
53%

Is Israel a good place to live? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Yes
88%
No
11%

41% believe Israel will be an even better place in the future.

In the wake of the social protests: (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

The Government's social welfare policies will be more responsive to the needs of the middle class
49%
The Government's social welfare policies will be more responsive to the needs of the poor
42%

This New Year's eve what is your mood? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Very good
31%
Good
57%
Bad
12%

How is your economic situation? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Good
74%
Bad
25%

What was the most important event in the last year? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Fire in the Carmel
27%
Social Protest
24%
Revolutions in the Arab world
18%
Palestinian declaration
12%
Doctor's strike
8%
Conviction of Moshe Katzav
6%
Drop in the stock market
3%
The Arpaz incident and Galant not being appointed
1%

 

Do you believe the alleged operation in Syria increased or decreased the chances of a military conflict? (Yedioth Ahronoth, September 18, 2007)

Increased 32%
Decreased 13%

 

Is Israel a good place to live in? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes 86%
No 14%

How is the security situation of the State? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes 26%
No 72%

How are your spirits? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes 86%
No 14%

Are you certain that Israel will continue to exist also in the distant future? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes 74%
No 25%

How would you term your financial situation? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Good 67%
Bad 31%

Did you consider leaving the country this year? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Never 76%
Infrequently 8%
At times 16%

Where are Jews safer? In Israel or in western countries? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Israel 57%
West 18%
Same thing 21%

 

How do you summarize the situation of the State in the following categories: (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

  Good Bad
Peace process 13% 82%
National unity 36% 61%
Personal security 34% 63%
Economy 52% 44%
General situation 38% 60%

What actions do you support in order to stop the firing of Qassams at Sderot and the area around the Gaza Strip? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

 
Yes
Cut off water and electricity after each rocket 72%
Launch military action 60%
Ask for UN intervention 37%
Continue restraint 24%
Invite Hamas to negotiations 23%

What problem of Israel most concerns you? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Iranian threat
26%
Traffic accidents 23%
Educational situation 23%
Qassams 12%
Economy 8%
Syrians 5%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way democracy works in Israel? (Angus Reid Strategies, July 26-August 8, 2007)

Very Satisfied 6%
Moderately Satisfied 28%
Moderately Dissatisfied 38%
Very dissatisfied 26%
Not sure 3%

When you think about the problems Israel is dealing with today, which type of problem appears to you most severe: the foreign and security problems or the domestic and governmental problems? (Peace Index, July 30-August 1, 2007)

Domestic and governmental problems are the gravest 55%
Foreign and security problems are the gravest 22%
Both types of problems are equally severe 19%
No opinion 4%

Do you think Israel emerged stronger from the war? (Peace Index, July 30-August 1, 2007)

Yes 42%
Status has not changed 27%
Israel's regional military status as weaker 25%

Do you think Hezbollah emerged stronger from the war? (Peace Index, July 30-August 1, 2007)

Yes 44%
Status has not changed 28%
Hezbollah's status is weaker 18.5%

 

Liberal political principles stand for civil rights, equal opportunities, free market competition, pluralism, openness and the limited role of Government, who today in Israel best represents that ideology? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Netanyahu 7%
Peres 5%
Liberman 4%
Gedaymak 2%
No one 43%
Don't know 27%

Based on the same definition of liberal political principles, which political party best represents that ideology? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Likud 9%
Labor 8%
Meretz 6%
Kadima 4%
Yisrael Beitenu 3%
Balad 2%
None 42%
Don't know/Refuse 22%

Do you think that there is a need for a new political based on liberal principles of civil rights, equal opportunities, free market competition, pluralism, openness and the limited role of Government? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic
Yes 43% 50% 6%
No 36% 42% 22%
Don't know 73% 23% 4%

How likely would you be to vote for a new political party based on those ideals? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic
Very likely 20% 7% 47%
Likely 22% 24% 27%
Somewhat likely 10% 15% 10%

What is your opinion regarding free competition and social welfare in Israel? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

More competition 35%
More social welfare 50%
Same 10%
Don't know 4%

What is your opinion on globalization in Israel? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Great opportunity for Israel to advance economically, socially, and culturally 59%
Will have negative impact on Israel economically, socially, and culturally 21%
It makes no difference 7%
Don't know/Refuse 13%

How should minimum wage be set? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Arabic Orthodox Soldier Student Total
Government 47% 78% 80% 51% 61%
Market forces 52% 18% 20% 46% 33%

Should Israel deregulate all industries and allow for a free market economy? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Yes 61%
No 25%
Don't know/Refuse 14%

Which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel's existence? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic
Corruption 19% 12% 40%
Arab countries 22% 34% 10%
Terrorism 16% 20% 21%
Societal gap/Poverty 15% 11% 6%
Demographics 12% 8% 0%
Jew/Israeli-Arab relations 5% 5% 11%
Religious/Secular relations 5% 2% 6%

Do you feel that government corruption is a danger to democracy and the rule of law, and that "political corruption is like a cancer very deep in the body of the State"? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Strongly agree 60%
Agree 29%
Disagree 7%
Strongly disagree 2%

What is your opinion about reducing the State's involvement in civilian affairs? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Very good 20%
Somewhat good 31%
Not good, but necessary 14%
Total good or necessary 65%
Not good at all 24%
Don't know/Refuse 12%

What is your view on granting gays and lesbians equal rights with regard to same-sex unions, pension, and survivorship rights? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic Total
Very good 29% 9% 10% 23%
Somewhat good 22% 21% 21% 22%
Not good, but necessary 11% 16% 4% 11%
Total good or necessary 62% 46% 35% 56%
Not good 31% 36% 58% 36%
Don't know/Refuse 7% 18% 7% 9%

Do you think that Jews and Arabs should be treated equally with regard to budget allocations? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Yes 61%
No 33%

Does Israel violate the civil rights of terror suspects? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Yes 75%
No 20%

How do you feel Israel does with protecting the civil rights of Arab-Israelis? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic Total
Good 56% 21% 84% 55%
Not good 39% 63% 14% 39%

Should religion and State be completely separated? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Russian Arabic Ashkenazi Sephardic Total
Good 71% 63% 69% 47% 59%
Not good 20% 34% 25% 48% 36%

Is a constitution good for Israel? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic Total
Good 71% 88% 84% 75%
Not good 19% 3% 14% 16%

Do you believe that the Jewish character of Israel is most important and takes precedence over democracy? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 28%
Russian 9%
Arabic 22%
Total 24%

Do you believe that the democratic character of Israel takes precedence over the Jewishness of the State? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 23%
Russian 25%
Arabic 47%
Total 26%

Do you agree that the Jewish and democratic structure of Israel are equally as important? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 47%
Russian 60%
Arabic 27%
Total 46%

How well do you feel citizens are treated in regards to equal treatment without regard for religion or ethnicity? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic Total
Very good 51% 42% 72% 52%
Somewhat good 23% 43% 15% 25%
Total good 74% 85% 86% 77%
Not good, but necessary 14% 4% 6% 12%
Total good or necessary 74% 85% 86% 77%
Not good 9% 8% 5% 8%
Don't know/Refuse 3% 3% 2% 3%

How do you view the suggestion that legislation should be initiated that would guarantee that only a Jew could be elected Prime Minister of Israel? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic Total
Very good 60% 32% 20% 51%
Somewhat good 12% 20% 11% 13%
Not good, but necessary 14% 5% 6% 12%
Good or necessary 86% 57% 37% 76%
Not good at all 12% 37% 57% 22%

Should the community have a minimal role in society and the life of the individual? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 15%
Russian 4%
Arabic 16%
Total 14%

Should the community have a dominant role in society and the life of the individual? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 31%
Russian 18%
Arabic 60%
Total 33%

Do you agree that personal freedom and responsibility to the community do not contradict one another? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 37%
Russian 62%
Arabic 11%
Total 37%

Is the issue of personal freedom vs. responsibility relevant to you? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 13%
Russian 8%
Arabic 12%
Total 12%

Which is of most concern to you and your family? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Economy/Jobs 18%
Foreign Policy/Security 25%
Healthcare 19%
Education 19%
Environment 4%
Welfare 5%
Culture 3%
Municipal Issues 3%
Don't know/Refuse 5%

Did the Israeli public win or lose in the battle over the fees the public pays? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter", June, 2007)

Yes 47.7%
No 24.1%
Other 28.2%

Do you support the gay pride march in Jerusalem today? (IMRA. June, 2007)

Yes 27%
No 58%
Other 15%

How do you feel about your work situation? (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, June 2007)

  Jews Israeli-Arabs
Satisfied/Extremely Satisfied 84% 71%

How do you feel about your life? (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, June 2007)

  Ultra-Orthodox Modern Orthodox Traditional Secular
Satisfied/Extremely Satisfied 97% 86% 82% 85%

 

Are you satisfied with the national leadership? (Teleseker, April 23, 2007)

No
60%
Only a little
29%

Did you think about leaving the country ever in the last year? (Teleseker, April 23, 2007)

Yes
26%

What is the biggest problem of the country? (Teleseker, April 23, 2007)

Education
27%
Politics
23%
Security
16%
Society
13.5%
Economics
9.5%

My place is Israel because: (Hatzofe, April 23, 2007)

Ties (roots, family, friends) to nation 44%
Zionism/patriotism 25%
There is no other place - it is my State 21%

If you had the opportunity to economically and practically improve your lifestyle by moving to another country, from 0% to 100% what are the chances you would leave the country? (Maagar Mochot, April 19-20, 2007)

Total Jews Israeli Arabs
33%
31%
39%

Recently a law was proposed according to which every candidate for the Knesset must commit that he recognizes the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish State.  Are you for or against the proposed law? (Maariv, April 13, 2007)

For
72%
Against
18%

Do you support or oppose the release of Palestinian prisoners "with blood on their hands" (Palestinians who were connected with the planning and/or carrying out of the killing of Israelis) in return for the release of the captured soldier Gilad Shalit? (Maagar Mohot Survey Institute, April 11, 2007)

Oppose
39%
Support
39%
Other Replies
22%

Do you believe Israel is on the right track? (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, February 5-7, 2007)

No
77%

Would you immigrate to Europe if given EU citizenship? (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, February 5-7, 2007)

Yes
11%

In light of the disturbances that took place in the Old City of Jerusalem in the wake of construction at the Mugrabi Gate do you support the proposal to halt the construction at the Mugrabi Gate? (Israel Radio, February 14, 2007)

Yes
34.1%
No
52%
Other
13.9%

Which of the following issues should currently be at the top of Israeli society's agenda:* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Cleaning up the ruling establishment's corruption and improper functioning
31.5%
Rehabilitating the IDF and Israel's deterrent capability
22.1%
Closing the economic gaps
20.1%
Countering violence and crime
15.4%
Achieving a peace agreement with the Palestinians
10.8%

*Not exact wording of question

Which poses a greater existential danger to Israel:* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Security threat
49%
Corruption
31%
Equally dangerous
16%
Do not know
4%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe the recent revelations of corruption stem from:* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Greater efforts to expose it than in the past
38%
The fact that the corruption is greater
49%

*Not exact wording of question

Is Israel's level of corruption higher or lower than Western countries?* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Higher
44%
Lower
6%
Similar
35%

*Not exact wording of question

Does the Palestinian Authority or the Israeli government have a higher level of corruption?* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Palestinian Authority
53%
Israeli government
13%
Similar
19.5%

*Not exact wording of question

Has the war in Lebanon changed your support for the settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria? (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Midgam, January 12, 2007)

Increased Support
27.6%
Increased Opposition
5.4%

Do you believe the country's leadership is corrupt? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

Yes
84%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe that corruption ruins the state? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

Yes
94%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe that corruption of the leadership leads to corruption of the general society? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

Yes
71%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe that there is any political party in Israel whose leaders are not tainted by corruption? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

No
52%

*Not exact wording of question

Are the leader's of the following parties corrupt? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

  No
Far-right National Religious Party
7%
Far-left Meretz Party
7%
Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu Party
5%
Pensioner's Party
5%
Labor Party
3%
Kadima Party
1%

*Not exact wording of question

Are the bribery suspicions involving senior tax authority officials well founded? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

Yes
65%
No
18%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you support or oppose Education Minister Yuli Tamir's decision to start marking the Green Line on schoolbook maps?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Support
38.0%
Oppose
50.0%
No Opinion
12.0%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you support or oppose the government's decision to expand certain settlements to absorb evacuees from the Gaza Strip?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Support
41%
Oppose
45%
Other
14%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe 2007 will be a better or worse year for the world?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Better
43%
Worse
29%
Stay the same
27%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe 2007 will be a better or worse year for Israel?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Better
45%
Worse
30%
Stay the same
25%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe you will be better off or worse off in 2007?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Better
67%
Worse
7.5%
Stay the same
26.5%

*Not exact wording of question

How important is Israel's connection to Diaspora Jewish communities? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Very Important
80%
Important
17%
Other
3%

*Not exact wording of question

Do Diaspora Jews contribute to Israel's existence and well-being in a significant way? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Yes
64%

*Not exact wording of question

How important are Diaspora Jewish communities' connections to Israel? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Very Important
64%
Important
26%
Other
10%

*Not exact wording of question

Does Israel contribute to the existence and well-being of Diaspora communities? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Significantly
30%
Partially
44%
Other
26%

*Not exact wording of question

What is the most important kind of support Diaspora communities can provide to Israel? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Explaining Israel's position to the world
40%
Financial contributions to the country
30%
The adoption of communities in Israel
15%
Solidarity visits of Diaspora Jews to Israel
12%

*Not exact wording of question

On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the murder of Rabin, what event in your opinion caused the greatest schism between segments of the People since the founding of the State? (Gesher, October 24, 2006)

Disengagement
47.7%
Murder of Rabin
38.6%
Bombing of the Altalena
3.6%
Don't Know
7.8%
None of the Above
1.9%

Who is most responsible for the schism in the Nation?(Gesher, October 24, 2006)

Politicians
42.1%
Media
39.4%
Rabbis
9.2%
Other/None of the Above
1.9%
Don't know
7.1%

Do you support an increase in the defense budget at the expanse of social welfare needs? (Israel Radio’s “Its all Talk,” December 20, 2006 )

Yes
36.0%
No
51.1%
Other
12.9%

Do you fear for the existence of Israel? (Yediot Ahronot, November 24, 2006)

Yes
57%
No
43%

Do you have confidence in the ability of the state leadership to manage the state, and mainly to deal with security problems? (Maariv, November 24, 2006)

Yes
35%
No
64%

Do you fear for the very existence of the State of Israel? (Maariv, September 29, 2006)

Yes 54%
No 45%

What do you think is the most dangerous threat for the State of Israel today?(Maariv, September 29, 2006)

  2006 1997
Iran 54% 31%
Palestinians/Hamas 8% 29%
Hezbollah 7% 13%
Syria 7% 13%
Ourselves 7%  
Other Arab states 3% 2%

Is Israel more or less secure than 10 years ago? (Smith Institute / Jerusalem Post, September 17-18, 2006)

Less 56%
Unchanged 19%
More 18%

Is Israel struggling for its survival today?(Smith Institute / Jerusalem Post, September 17-18, 2006)

Yes 75%
No 23%

 

Number of Children Perceived as "Ideal" for a Family to Have, Gallup (December 26, 2005 to January 8, 2006)

Palestine (West Bank/ East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip)

Israel

 

Total

Jewish

Not Jewish

%

%

%

%

7 or more

14

4

4

4

5 to 6

33

13

13

10

3 to 4

43

68

68

69

1 to 2

10

15

14

17

None

1

*

*

0

 

 

 

 

Mean

4.7

3.7

3.7

3.7

 

Israel: Preferred Number of Children According to Form of Judaism, Gallup (December 26, 2005 to January 8, 2006)

Orthodox/Religious

Traditionalist

Secular

%

%

%

7 or more

19

4

0

5 to 6

43

13

4

3 to 4

35

74

75

1 to 2

2

9

21

None

1

0

*

 

 

 

Mean

5.3

3.9

3.1

* Less than 0.5%

On February 1, 2006, the illegal outpost in Amona was dismantled by Israeli forces. Protests turned violence and many people were injured. Who was to blame? [not the exact question or answer wording] (Army Radio, February 2, 2006)

Past Israeli governments who encouraged the settlement enterpris
70%
Understand the settlers' sense of betrayal, but their use of violence was unjustified
63%
The demolitions were politically motivated.
85%
Settlers and their supporters
39%
The police
19%
Settlers and the police
31%
Leaders of the Council of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza (Yesha)
64%
Rabbis who educated the youths
57%
Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government for failing to reach a peaceful resolution to the violence
51%

How do you see your livelihood changing in the coming years? (Central Bureau of Statistics, November 2005)

Improvement
52%
No Change
27%
Worsen
11%
Don’t Know
10%

Do you expect your financial situation to improve or deteriorate in the coming years? (Central Bureau of Statistics, November 2005)

Improve
41%
No Change
32%
Deteriorate
16%
Don’t Know
11%

There are plans to enact a "cooling off period" law according to which to security and defense officials can only be elected to the Knesset or serve in the cabinet after the passage of two years since leaving their job. Do you support or oppose the initiative? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, July 13, 2005)

Support
64.6%
Oppose
20.5%
Other
14.9%

Is the decision to obligate those serving in the standing army to take an active role in the evacuation of the communities in Gaza and northern Samaria hurt or not hurt the motivation of soldiers and officers to serve in the standing army? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, June 1, 2005)

Hurts
46.4%
Doesn't hurt
32.0%
Other
21.6%

Do you agree with Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that within ten years the State of Israel will be one of the top ten wealthiest nations in the world? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 13, 2005)

Yes
11.4%
No
67.4%
Other
21.2%

Do you agree with the claim that the Sharon family is corrupt? (Yediot Ahronot, March 4, 2005)

Yes
46%
No
45%

How will Ariel Sharon be remembered? (Yediot Ahronot, March 4, 2005)

Father of disengagement
45%
Responsible for Lebanon war
20%
Man how broke up the Likud
11%
Father of the settlements
10%

Did the Government of Israel abandon Jonathan Pollard (who is sitting in prison in the USA) by not demanding his release from the Americans in return for the release of Palestinian prisoners? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 10, 2005)

Yes
41%
No
32%
Other
27%

 

Should Israel withdraw from the Gaza Strip even if the terror groups continue carrying out attacks? (Maariv, December 17, 2004)

Yes 55%
Not while terror 18%
Oppose withdrawal regardless 22%

Do you fear for Sharon's life? (Dahaf - for Yediot Ahronot , October 25, 2004)

Yes
47%
No
44%

Is conscientious objection in the IDF dangerous? (Dahaf - for Yediot Ahronot , October 25, 2004)

Yes
68%
No
27%

The following is IMRA's translation of results of a telephone poll of a representative national sample of 504 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out by Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program on 31 December 2003 that is to be presented on the website of the radio station (http://bet.iba.org.il)

Was it justified for IDF soldiers to shoot at Gil Namati and a group of protesters by the separation fence? [IMRA: The term "protesters" is unfortunately biased as the term raises images of people standing with placards rather than a mob - some covering their faces - tearing down the security fence]:

Yes 36.4%
No 41.0%
Don't know 22.6%

Do you think that there will be negotiations between Israel and Syria over a peace agreement soon?

Yes 23.1%
No 67.8%
Don't Know 9.1%

Do you support the decision of the ministerial committee for settlements to double the Jewish settlements in the Golan Heights [IMRA: The decision was considerably more conservative]

Yes 53.0%
No 31.6%
Don't know 15.4%

Do you think Israel has nuclear weapons?

Yes 77.4%
No 9.6%
Don't know 12.9%

Assuming Israel has nuclear weapons, in light of the declarations regarding the need to disarm the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction, should Israel dismantle its nuclear weapons?

Yes 25.2%
No 56.1%
Don't know 18.7%

Vote Labor:

Yes 23.5%
No 76.5%

At the end of 2003, what event was the most prominent event?

War in Iraq 55.8%
Columbia breaks up 26.0%
Quiet revolution in Georgia 0.6%
Earthquake in Iran 9.8%
SARS epidemic 7.7%

And who was the most prominent person in Israeli politics in 2003?

Sharon 40.6%
Netanyahu 35.6%
Olmert 3.6%
Shalom 7.7%
Mofaz 5.6%
Peres 2.0%
Beilin 4.8%

Who was the most prominent persons in world politics in 2003?

Saddam 14.2%
Bush 76.9%
Assad 0.0%
Abu Mazen 0.0%
Blair 1.9%
Qadafi 0.6%
Schwarzenegger 6.4%

Who/what was the most prominent in economics and society in 2003?

Netanyahu 41.8%
Peretz 18.7%
Yaacov Klein 2.0%
Sheri Arrison 2.7%
Vicky Knafo 8.0%
The Shekel 6.7%
Euro 16.1%
Dollar 4.0%

At the end of 2003 how would you define your economic situation?

Very good 5.8%
Considerably good 6.0%
Not so good 31.7%
Lousy 56.4%

At the end of 2003 what is the security situation?

Very good 1.3%
Considerably good 17.0%
Not so good 37.3%
Lousy 44.4%

At the end of 2003 what are you mostly concerned about?

Economic situation 37.5%
Security situation 27.7%
Polarity in society 34.8%

What feeling do you have?

Hope 30.5%
Secure 0.7%
Fear 30.5%
Tired 10.2%
Sad 12.9%
Apathetic 8.0%
Don't know 7.2%

The following is IMRA's translation of results from the summary page of telephone poll of a representative national sample of 573 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out by "Brain Base" ["Maagar Mochot"] under the direction of Prof. Y. Katz for Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program during the day on 10 December 2003 as presented on the website of the radio station (http://bet.iba.org.il ). A table of results was not made available. Survey error +/- 4.5 percentage points.

[IMRA: It should be noted that right now it would be more appropriate to term it the Olmert Slogan rather than "Plan" as Minister Olmert concedes that he hasn't yet developed the details. Among the "details" not worked out: according to the Olmert Slogan, after a unilateral Israeli withdrawal Israel would prevent the Palestinians from receiving such weapons as tanks, but how that is done, if a sovereign Palestinian state is formed in the vacuum, has yet to be thought through.]

Do you support Minister Ehud Olmert's plan for a unilateral withdrawal including withdrawal from the neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem so that in the end the demographic balance will be 80% Jewish and 20% Arab? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Yes 45%
No 38%
Don't know 17%

Is Olmert coordinated with Sharon? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Yes 52%
No 20%
Don't know 28%

Which government would you prefer? the current government of Likud, Shinui and the right wing parties or a government composed of Likud, Shinui and Labor? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Current government 31%
Government of Likud, Shinui, Labor 52%
Don't know 17%

If a new government is formed of Likud, Labor and Shinui, who would you want as foreign minister - Peres or Shalom? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Peres 64%
Shalom 23%
Don't know 13%

If a new government is formed of Likud, Labor and Shinui, who would you want as defense minister - Mofaz or Barak? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Mofaz 60%
Barak 23%
Don't know 17%

If a new government is formed of Likud, Labor and Shinui, who would you want as finance minister - Shochat or Netanyahu? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Shochat 43%
Netanyahu 41%
Don't know 16%

Do you support the removal of illegal outposts? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Yes 69%
No 23%
Don't know 8%

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