CPRS Polls - Survey Research Unit
Public Opinion Poll #30
Elections for a President and a Vice-President of the PA, the Peace Process, Corruption, and Political Affiliation, 27-29 November 1997
Appendix Continued...
Total %
West Bank %
Gaza Strip %
6. What is the main reason for your opposition to the peace process?
1) Because you are against peace with Israel for religious reasons.
20.0
22.0
16.4
2) Because, despite the fact that you are for peace with Israel, you see too many unacceptable Palestinian concessions in the current peace process.
32.8
29.2
39.3
3) Because, despite the fact that you are for peace with Israel and do not see too many unacceptable concessions in the peace process, you are disappointed with the results of peace process.
40.0
41.6
37.9
4) Others
5.4
5.6
5.0
5) No Opinion/ Don't Know
1.5
1.6
1.4
7. Since you are opposed to the peace process, what is the alternative?
1) Intifada
15.5
14.5
17.3
2) Armed struggle
26.8
26.5
27.3
3) Waiting
37.6
39.4
34.5
4) Others
13.7
13.3
14.4
5) No Opinion
6.4
6.3
6.5
8. Do you expect the current peace process to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza strip in the coming years?
1) Yes
62.1
61.9
62.5
2) No
29.6
29.1
30.3
3) No Opinion/Don't Know)
0.6
0.8
7.2
9. After the peace process started and the self-rule agreement implemented, my economic and living conditions:
1) Became better
13.6
14.1
12.7
2) Became worse
47.4
42.8
54.8
3) Remained the same
38.4
42.3
31.9
4) No Opinion/ Don't Know
0.6
0.8
0.6

Total %
West Bank %
Gaza Strip %
10. Are you optimistic or pessimistic with regard to the overall future of the Palestinian people?
1) Optimistic
68.1
65.6
72.2
2) Pessimistic
28.1
30.6
23.9
3) No Opinion
3.8
3.8
3.9
11. The REALISTIC solution which I accept as an end to Palestinian - Israeli conflict must be based on the establishment of :
1) A Palestinian state within the 1967 boundaries.
40.9
44.4
35.3
2) A Palestinian State within the 1948 boundaries
28.3
25.2
33.5
3) A joint Palestinian - Israeli state within the 1948 boundaries
17.9
17.5
18.4
4) Others (Specify ___________)
5.1
4.7
5.8
5) No Opinion/ Don't know
7.8
8.2
7.0
12. If separate elections for the president of the Palestinian Authority were held today, whom would you choose?
1) Arafat
62.2
58.4
68.5
2) Ahmad Yassin
2.6
3.3
1.4
3) Haidar Abdul Shafi
2.8
3.0
2.5
4) Others (Less than 1% each)
5.4
5.4
5.4
5) No one
6.3
8.2
3.3
6) No Opinion / Don't Know
20.7
21.7
19.0
13. If separate elections for a Vice President of the Palestinian Authority were held today, whom would you choose?
1) (Mahmoud Abbas) Abu Mazin
5.3
3.1
8.9
2) Saib Erikat
4.7
5.3
3.7
3) Ahmad Qurai' (Abu Al-Ala')
4.2
5.4
2.3
4) Haidar Abdul Shafi
3.5
2.8
4.7
5) Ahmad Yassin
2.9
3.9
1.2
6) Farouq Al-Qaddomi
2.0
2.4
1.4
7) Nabil Sha'ath
2.0
1.1
3.5
8) Others (less than 2% each)
15.7
15.6
12.9
8) No one
10.6
12.0
8.2
9) No Opinion /Don't Know
49.1
46.6
53.2

Total %
West Bank %
Gaza Strip %
14. Which of the following political trends do you support?
1) PPP
1.0
1.4
0.4
2) PFLP
4.1
2.6
6.4
3) Fateh
43.0
41.5
45.4
4) Hamas
11.9
12.2
11.2
5) DFLP
0.9
1.2
0.4
6) Islamic Jihad
2.1
2.0
2.4
7) Fida
0.3
0.5
0.0
8) Independent Islamists
2.7
3.1
2.0
9) Independent Nationalists
5.2
5.9
4.0
10) None of the above
25.9
25.9
25.9
11) Others
3.0
3.7
1.8


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