Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Attitudes of Israeli Arabs

(2005 - Present)


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Israel Democracy Index 2012 (May 2013)

How proud are you of being an Israeli?

Very proud
14.1%
Quite Proud
30.4%
Not so Proud
20.4%
Not at all Proud
29.3%

Based on your understanding on "Zionism," how would you characterize the State of Israel today?

Very Zionist
33.5%
Quite Zionist
35.1%
Not so Zionist
11.5%
Not at all Zionist
7.3%

Is the State of Israel today democratic in the right measure, too democratic, or not democratic enough?

Much too Democratic
2.6%
Too Democratic
5.2%
Democratic in right measure
44.0%
Not Democratic enough
37.2%
Definitely not Democratic enough
11.0%

Do you agree or disagree that Arab Israelis are discriminated against as compared with Jewish citizens?

Disagree totally
10.5%
Disagree somewhat
12.0%
Agree somewhat
28.3%
Agree strongly
46.6%

Does the Arab political leadership represent the prevailing opinions of the Israeli Arab community in its criticism of the State?

More extreme
20.4%
Represents prevailing opinion
37.7%
More moderate
36.1%

Trust in Israeli Institutions ...

Political Parties
57%
Media/Press
77%
Supreme Court
88%
Police
78%
Knesset
72.2%
Army/IDF
61.8%
Government
64%

 

The Peace Index (February 2013)

What is your position on holding peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority?

Strongly in Favor
82.4%
Somewhat in Favor
7.7%
Somewhat Opposed
4.4%
Strongly Opposed
5.5%

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?

Strongly Believe
34.1%
Somewhat Believe
22.0%
Somewhat Don't Believe
7.7%
Don't Believe at All
35.2%
Refuse to Answer
1.1%

According to your gut feeling as well as what you hear, what is President Obama’s attitude toward Israel?

Very Friendly
53.8%
Somewhat Friendly
13.2%
Neutral/Business-Like
11.0%
Somewhat Hostile
6.6%
Very Hostile
8.8%
Don't Know
6.6%

How would you characterize the position of U.S. President Barack Obama toward Israel and the Palestinians?

More Pro-Israel
70.3%
More Pro-Palestinian
6.6%
Balanced
19.8%
Don't Know
3.3%

In your opinion, should Israel show more flexibility in order to help President Obama put the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations back on track?

Definitely Show More Flexibility
58.2%
Probably Show More Flexibility
13.2%
Probably Should Not Show More Flexibility
8.8%
Definitely Should Not Show More Flexibility
14.3%

 

Dahaf Poll (January 2012)

Was the High Court right or not right when it decided not to allow Palestinians married to Israelis to live with their spouses in Israel?

Right
15%
Not right
83%
Did not respond
2%

Is the Israeli Arab population deprived or not deprived?

Deprived
66%
Not deprived
27%
Did not respond
7%

Do you have confidence in the Arab Knesset members?

Have confidence
74%
There is no trust
24%
Did not respond
2%

Who is primarily served by the Arab parties - the interests of the Arab public in Israel, or the interests of the Palestinians?

Mainly the interests of the Israeli Arab public
57%
Mainly the interests of the Palestinians
18%
Both
15%
Not the Arabs in Israel or the Palestinians
9%
Did not respond
1%

Do you know or not know the platforms of the Arab parties?

Know a great extent
6%
Know to some extent
58%
Know to a lesser extent
14%
I do not know
17%
Did not respond
5%

Did the participation of MK Haneen Zoubi in the incident of the Turkish flotilla (Marmara) hurt the Arab public in Israel, or was it good for the Arab public in Israel, or did it neither hurt nor help?

Hurt
17%
Helped
44%
Did not hurt and did nothing
30%
Did not respond
9%

Are you for or against that more Arab women will enter politics?

For
80%
Against
18%
Did not respond
2%

Will events in Arab countries, termed the Arab Spring, increase your tendency to vote for the Knesset, reduce it, or will it not be affected?

Would increase
35%
Would reduce
25%
Will not affect
34%
Did not respond
5%

What bothers you more - the Palestinian Israeli conflict, or various problems that exist in the Arab sector in Israel?

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
18%
Problems in the Arab sector in Israel
76%
Did not respond
6%

 

Arab Center for Applied Social Research (November 2007)

Does participation in the Annapolis Conference without internal Palestinian concensus lower the level of demands and increase the possibility of concessions on the part of the Palestinians?

To a large extent
26.1%
To a medium extent
22.5%
To a small extent
11.3%
It makes no difference
28.7%
Do not know
11.3%

Do you support or oppose demanding Palestinian President Abu Mazen not recognize Israel as a Jewish State?

Support
39.5%
Oppose
30.6%
Do not know
29.9%

Should Arabs in Israel demand that the State of Israel change its definition of itself as a Jewish State?

Yes
46.7%
No
27.5%
Do not know
26.3%

Is it possible for the Palestinian citizens in Israel to obtain equality while Israel defines itself as a Jewish State?

Not possible
60.8%
Possible
31.3%
Do not know
8.0%

Would you agree or disagree with a proposal to annex towns and villages in the Triangle to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for the annexation of the settlements to Israel?

Definitely disagree
72%
Definitely agree
8%
Moderately agree
10%
Do not know
10%

 

The Peace Index (February & October 2007)

From the Israeli perspective, is it possible to sustain the current state of relations with the Palestinians indefinitely?

Possible
47%
Impossible
42%

From the Palestinian perspective, is it possible to sustain the current state of relations with Israel indefinitely?

Possible
41%
Impossible
51%

The Annapolis Conference could achieve a basic clarification of the sides disagreements.

Agree
37.5%
Disagree
37.5%

The Annapolis Conference could increase the chances of reaching a permanent peace agreement.

Agree
46%
Disagree
37.5%

Do you believe the Iranian nuclear armament constitutes an existential danger to Israel?

Yes
53%

Should Israel attack Iran's nuclear facilities and destroy them even if it has to do so on its own?

Yes
8%

Has the establishment of the Palestinian national unity government increased or decreased the chances of reaching a peace settlement?

Increased
52%

Do you believe it is possible to reach a settlement with a Hamas-Fatah government based on principle of two states for two peoples?

It is impossible
64%

Should Israel recognize a Palestinian unity government or talk with it as long as it has not recognized Israel and fulfilled the Quartet's conditions, especially in regard to fighting terror?

No
25%

Do you believe the present situation is dangerous for Israel, and that it should make greater efforts than in the past to reach a political settlement?

Yes
86%

Are you in favor of exchanging peace with Syria for a full withdrawal from the Golan Heights?

Yes
81%

Do you believe Israel should respond positively to Syria's call to return to negotiations even if it has not stopped supporting Hizbullah and other terrorist organizations?

Yes
73%

 

Rate your levels of patriotism: (Yaar and Peleg, January, 2007)

Arab patriotism
86%
Palestinian patriotism
61%
Israeli patriotism
38%

Would you encourage your children to remain in Israel? (Yaar and Peleg, January, 2007)

Yes
45%

Are you prepared to fight for Israel? (Yaar and Peleg, January, 2007)

 
2006
2007
Yes
42%
26.5%

Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish Zionist state: (“Du-Et,” June 2005)

Yes
13.8%
No
73.1%

Israel as a Zionist state is a racist state: (“Du-Et,” June 2005)

Yes
72.0%

Israel has a right to exist as a state of the Jewish people: (“Du-Et,” June 2005)

Yes
30.4%

Israel is justified to retain a Jewish majority: (“Du-Et,” June 2005)

Yes
24.0%

Israel has a right to exist as an independent state: (“Du-Et,” June 2005)

Yes
84.9%

Israel has a right to exist as Jewish and democratic state: (“Du-Et,” June 2005)

Yes
70.0%

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