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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion on Israeli Nuclear Policy

(Updated October 2013)


Israeli Polls: Table of Contents | Attitude on Iran | Peace Index


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Do you think Israel should or should not sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?
             (The Peace Index, October 2013)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Should Sign
28.7%
20.8%
69.1%
Should Not Sign
62.2%
70.7%
19.1%
Don't Know
9.1%
8.6%
11.7

Under what conditions would it be justified to use nuclear weapons?
             (Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies)

 
1986
1987
1991
1993
1998
Reponse to Nuclear Attack
99%
99%
98%
99%
Response to gas or biological attack
85%
84%
86%
In desperate military situation
91%
To avoid defeat in war
60%
53%
58%
45%
To save many lives
63%
53%
48%
41%
25%c
To save fews lives
18%
19%
20%
17%
c
If the Golan Heights were taken
18%
21%
Instead of using the regular army
13%
13%
12%
8%
12%

What is your opinion on the following arms control issues?
             (Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies)

 
1991
1993
1996
1998
Prohibit nonconventional weapons to all nations of the region
75%
71%
43%
82%
Prevent outside arms supply to nations of the region
64%
66%
57%
63%
Enlarge demilitarized zones
60%
67%
65%
68%
Reduce size of armies
54%
56%
56%
56%

How do you view Israel's Nuclear Policy?
             (Israel Yearbook and Almanac 1999)

1987
1998
Israel should develop nuclear weapons
78%
92%
If Israel has developed nuclear weapons, it should keep their existence secret.
65%
78%

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