CPRS Polls - Survey Research Unit

Results of Public Opinion Poll # 45
2-4 December 1999

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

Unemployment

19.0

15.0

26.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

1. Do you support or oppose the current peace process between Palestinians and Israelis?

1) Support

74.7

74.5

75.0

2) Oppose

20.9

20.6

21.6

3) No Opinion

4.4

4.9

4.4

 

Total %

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

2. Six months after the establishment of the new Israeli government led by Barak, do you trust the intentions of the new government toward the peace process with the Palestinians?

1) Yes

17.9

16.2

20.8

2) No

71.1

72.1

69.3

3) No Opinion

11.0

11.7

9.9

Total %

West Bank%

Gaza Strip %

3. Regarding the permanent status negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides over Jerusalem, refugees, borders, and settlements, I believe

1) There is a possibility to reach a solution acceptable to the two parties.

30.0

27.4

34.2

2) There is no possibility to reach a solution acceptable to the two parties.

58.4

60.2

55.6

3) No Opinion

11.6

12.4

10.2

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

4. Do you expect the current peace process to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian State in West Bank and Gaza Strip in the coming years?

1) Yes

50.3

49.1

52.2

2) No

27.2

29.0

24.3

3) No Opinion/Don't Know

22.5

21.9

23.5

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

5. Following the peace process and the implementation of autonomy, your economic situation and standard of living have become :

1) Better

13.3

12.5

14.7

2) Worse

50.7

47.3

56.3

3) Stayed the same

34.2

38.5

27.3

4) Donít Know

1.8

1.7

1.7

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

6. Are you optimistic or pessimistic with regard to the future of the Palestinian people?

1) Optimistic

65.1

46.2

66.6

2) Pessimistic

30.6

32.2

28.2

3) No Opinion/Don't Know

4.3

3.6

5.2

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

7. With regard to the situation of the Palestinian refugees in the camps of Lebanon, are you satisfied or concerned about the way they are being treated by the Lebanese government?

1) Satisfied

3.0

2.8

3.3

2) Concerned

70.4

70.4

70.3

3) Unaware of their situation

23.8

23.2

24.9

4) Others

0.2

0.2

0.2

5) Do Not Know

2.6

3.4

1.3

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

8. For several weeks now, Safe Passage has been opened between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, are you pleased with the way it affected the relationship between the residents of the two areas?

1) Pleased

57.3

53.6

63.2

2) Concerned

26.1

26.0

26.3

3) No opinion/Do not know

16.6

20.4

10.5

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

8-1 Reasons for not being pleased

1) Economic reasons

29.0

44.0

9.0

2) Social reasons

31.0

30.0

32.0

3) Social and economic reasons

13.0

13.0

14.0

4) Others

27.0

13.0

45.0

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

9. The Jordanian government has transferred four leaders of Hamas from Jordan to Qatar after arresting them for more than a month. How do you view this step?

1) A positive step taken by the Jordanian government toward the Palestinians

4.0

3.9

4.3

2) A negative step taken by the Jordanian government toward the Palestinians

67.4

67.6

67.2

3) Unaware of the step

20.9

20.6

21.5

4) Others (Specify _______)

1.5

1.8

0.9

5) No opinion/Don not know

6.2

6.1

6.1

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