Opinions of Settlers


Would you be willing to leave your home if the government decides to withdraw from the West Bank? (Geocartographia Institute, May 31, 2006)

 
May 2006
June 2005
Would leave voluntarily
44%
25%

By group:

 
Voluntarily Leave
Voluntarily go in return for suitable compensation
Secular settlers
64%
Ultra-Orthodox settlers
47%
National religious settlers
23%

Telephone poll of 504 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) and 422 Labor Party Central Committee members carried out by Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's"Another Matter" program on December 22, 2004.

Do you support Pinchas Wallerstein's call to oppose the evacuation of communities even at the cost of incarceration?

Support
16.2%
Oppose
70.7%
Other
13.1%

 


Dahaf survey of representative sample of 503 adult Israelis residing in Judea, Samaria, Gaza Strip and Jordan Valley - with the exclusion of Maaleh Adumim. An unspecified additional number of people were polled from the Gaza Strip for results provided regarding residents of the Gaza Strip. Survey error +/- 4.5 percentage points. Yediot Ahronot, (December 22, 2004)

How do you think you will act if it is decided to evacuate and police come to evacuate you? Leave without resistance, hole up in house and refuse to leave but won't resort to physical violence, will resort to physical violence.

Total  
Leave
38%
No violence
42%
Violence
10%
Undecided
10%
   
Gaza Residents  
Leave
23%
No violence
44%
Violence
11%
Undecided
22%

How do you think most of the residents of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip will act at the time of the evacuation?

Total  
Leave
11%
No violence
46%
Violence
27%
Undecided
16%
   
Gaza Residents  
Leave
6%
No violence
45%
Violence
22%
Undecided
27%

Do you support the call of the YESHA Council to violate the law or do you oppose it?

Total  
For
47%
Against
40%
No reply
13%
   
Gaza Residents  
For
55%
Against
29%
No reply
16%

Is it justified to use violence in order to oppose the evacuation of communities?

Total  
Yes
19%
No
74%
No reply
7%
   
Gaza Residents  
Yes
26%
No
67%
No reply
7%

Do you support the protest using the orange star [similar to those worn by Jews in the Holocaust] or oppose it?

Total  
Yes
30%
No
52%
No reply
18%
   
Gaza Residents  
Yes
32%
No
42%
No reply
26%

 


Telephone poll carried out by "Brain Base" ["Maagar Mochot"] of a representative sample of over 584 from the adult Israeli population in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip under the direction of Prof. Y.Katz for the Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning" program on December 20, 2004. Survey error +/- 4.5 percentage points:

Do you support or oppose Pinhas Wallerstein's call to the pubic to "break the transfer law en masse and be prepared to pay the cost of going to jail."

Support
45%
Oppose
31%
Other
24%

Are you prepared to go to jail within the framework of the struggle over the disengagement plan?

Yes
40%
No
49%
Other
11%

Would you be prepared to use violent physical force against soldiers and police who come to evacuate you?

Yes
14%
No
76%
Other
10%

Do you maintain that realization of the disengagement plan may lead to an additional political assassination?

Yes
17%
No
56%
Maybe
17%
Other
10%

 


The following is the result of a poll of 500 Israeli residents of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip ("Yesha") (that do not reside in what is termed "consensus" communities such as Maaleh Adumim, Pisgat Ze'ev and Ariel or ultra-orthodox communities located near the Green Line) carried out recently by Dahaf for Yediot Ahronot. Statistical error +/- 4.5 percentage points. Results published in Yediot Ahronot on 12 September 2003:

If there is a decision to evacuate settlements:

There will be a struggle using all means
13%
There will be a struggle limited to legal means
59%

If there is an evacuation:

Accept compensation and decide on new location themselves
40%
Move to another community in Yesha under Israeli control
20%
Even live in settlement under Palestinian rule
11%
Refuse reply
27%

Where do you want your children's families to live in the future?

Doesn't matter
44%
Within the Green Line
14%
In Yesha
41%

56% Had relations with neighboring Palestinians in the past but today have no relations

View of future:

Optimistic/Very optimistic
79%
Pessimistic/Very pessimistic
16%

In light of the budget cuts should some of the budget directed to Yesha be redirected to needy segments of society?

Yes
30%
No
61%

Do you fear your family will be hurt?

Very much
20%
Considerably
35%

Do you go in and out of your community with the same frequency as before the "Intifada"?

Less
22%
No change
78%

Are your children afraid to travel out of their community?

Greatly
2%
Considerably
9%
Not at all/not much
89%