Palestinian Public Opinion Polls: Attitudes Toward the Taba Agreement
After signing the Interim Phase Agreement in Washington last week, how optimistic are you about the future in general? Would you say you are very optimistic, somehow optimistic, pessimistic, or very pessimistic?
Upon the Palestinian Authority's assumption of responsibility in the West Bank, would you say that your feeling of security, in general, would be better, worse, or would you say that your feeling of security will not change?
|Will not change|
To what extent would you say that the Taba Agreement is a step toward the realization of the aspiration of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital?
|A step towards the full realization of Palestinian aspirations|
|A step towards the realization of some of the Palestinian aspirations|
|This agreement strengthens the occupation|
To what extent would you say you support or oppose the agreement reached between the PA and Israel over the Interim Phase? Would you say you strongly support, you cautiously support it, or would you say you totally oppose it?
|I don't know the provisions of the agreement|
How do you evaluate the performance of the PNA after one year of its work? Would you say its performance is good, fair, or poor?
Do you think that president Arafat is carrying out his work as the head of the PNA in a good, average, or bad way?
After the passage of a year since the return of president Arafat and his assumption of the leadership of the PNA, has your support increased, decreased, not changed, or did you never support him?
|My support increased|
|My support declined|
|My support did not change|
|I never supported him|
Within the present political circumstances, do you believe that the Palestinian delegation would have been able to reach a better agreement than the one reached last week?
|I do not know|
|I am not interested in any agreement|
How do you evaluate the performance of the Palestinian delegation during the Taba negotiations?
To what extent would you say you know about the agreement?
|I know about the agreement|
|I know something about the agreement|
|I do not know the agreement|
Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the removal of Israeli settlements?
|I do not know|
In general, would you say you support or oppose the peace process?
|Support the peace process|
|Oppose the peace process|
If you are opponent to the peace process, would you say the opposition is practical in its program, not practical in its program, or would you say that the opponent follows an unclear path? (This question was asked only to those who say they oppose the peace proces in Q.12).
Is Rabin sincere about implementing the agreements he signed with the Palestinians?
If the labour falls and Likud takes over the Israeli government in the coming elections, do you think the general Palestinian political situation will:
|Remain the same|
Which is the most political or religious faction you trust most?
|Palestinian Struggle Front|
|Democracy building movements|
|Do not trust anyone|
Which Palestinian figure do you trust most?
|Haider Abdul Shafi|
|Abu Ala' - Ahmed Qrieh|
|Yasser Abed Rabbo|
|Abu Mazen - Mahmoud Abbass|
|I do not trust anyone|
Do you think Israel has the right to exist?