PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 7

Poll 4 English

Results of Poll # (7)

 

03-07 April 2003

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

01. The Palestinian Authority decided to create a position of prime minister. Do you support or oppose this step?

1) Strongly support

7.9

7.9

7.9

2) Support

56.5

54.9

59.1

3) Oppose

21.6

21.4

21.9

4) Strongly oppose

6.8

7.2

6.1

5) No opinion/ do not know

7.2

8.5

5.1

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

02. President Yasir Arafat appointed Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazin) as prime minister and asked him to form a cabinet? Do you support or oppose this step?

1) Strongly support

6.3

6.5

6.1

2) Support

54.5

52.6

57.7

3) Oppose

24.6

25.5

23.1

4) Strongly oppose

7.5

7.1

8.1

5) No opinion/ do not know

7.1

8.4

5.1

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

03. Do you expect Abu Mazin to form a government that can win your confidence?

1) Certainly yes

5.1

5.7

4.1

2) Yes

37.6

37.9

37.0

3) No

30.3

31.7

27.8

4) Certainly no

12.7

12.1

13.6

5) No opinion/ do not know

14.4

12.6

17.5

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

04. Do you believe that a new government headed by Abu Mazin will, or will not, be able to do the following?

04-1 Carry out the political reforms you seek

1) Definitely Yes 

3.7

3.4

4.1

2) Yes

38.8

37.7

40.8

3) No

32.0

34.0

28.6

4) Definitely No

15.8

14.8

17.4

5) No Opinion/ Don't Know

9.8

10.1

9.1

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

04-2 Fight corruption

1) Definitely Yes 

4.9

4.9

4.9

2) Yes

39.5

38.4

41.3

3) No

33.8

35.2

31.6

4) Definitely No

14.9

13.6

17.0

5) No Opinion/ Don't Know

6.9

7.9

5.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

04-3 Improve economic conditions

1) Definitely Yes 

4.5

5.0

3.6

2) Yes

45.8

43.8

49.0

3) No

29.9

30.7

28.5

4) Definitely No

11.8

11.7

11.9

5) No Opinion/ Don't Know

8.1

8.8

6.9

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

04-4 renew negotiations with Israel

1) Definitely Yes 

17.9

15.7

21.7

2) Yes

51.6

52.9

49.4

3) No

18.7

19.1

18.0

4) Definitely No

5.0

4.5

5.9

5) No Opinion/ Don't Know

6.8

7.8

5.1

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

04-5 control the security conditions and enforce a ceasefire on all factions

1) Definitely Yes 

5.4

5.6

5.1

2) Yes

33.7

35.2

31.2

3) No

34.9

34.0

36.4

4) Definitely No

17.8

16.4

20.0

5) No Opinion/ Don't Know

8.2

8.8

7.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

05. There are internal and external calls for wide and fundamental domestic reforms and changes in the institutions and authorities of the Palestinian Authority. Do you support or oppose these calls?

1. Strongly support

22.8

20.6

26.3

2. Support

63.0

64.4

60.7

3. Oppose

9.1

9.9

7.7

4. Strongly oppose

2.3

2.2

2.4

5. No Opinion/Don't Know

2.9

2.9

2.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

06. One of the proposed reform measures calls for changing the Palestinian presidential system to a parliamentary system in which power resides in the hands of a prime minister while the position of the president is ceremonial?

1. Strongly support

7.5

6.9

8.3

2. Support

36.6

39.1

32.4

3. Oppose

40.5

39.5

42.1

4. Strongly oppose

9.8

7.9

13.0

5. No Opinion/Do Not Know

5.7

6.6

4.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

07. Do you see, or not see, in the appointment of Abu Mazin as a prime minister erosion in the authority and status of president Yasir Arafat?

1) I definitely see that

21.2

22.7

18.8

2) I see that

28.9

29.0

28.7

3) No I do not see that

35.2

34.4

36.6

4) I definitely do not see that

8.1

7.0

9.9

5) No opinion/ do not know

6.5

7.0

5.9

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

08. If you want to evaluate the status of democracy and human rights under the Palestinian Authority, you would say it is:

1) very good

3.7

4.3

2.6

2) good

18.1

19.0

16.6

3) Between

27.1

27.3

26.7

4) bad

24.7

24.4

25.3

5) very bad

24.3

22.9

26.7

6) No opinion/ Do Not Know

2.1

2.2

2.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

09. In your opinion, can people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip criticize the Palestinian Authority without fear?

1) Yes

57.1

55.7

59.3

2) No

39.1

39.5

38.5

3) No opinion/ do not know

3.8

4.8

2.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

10. The US, Russia, the European Community and the UN, the so called "Quartet", have put forward a "roadmap" for the implementation of a final settlement within 3 years. The plan includes a demand for political reforms in the Palestinian authority including a constitution and election of a strong Prime Minister, stopping the incitement and violence on both sides under the Quartet's supervision, a demand for freeze on settlements and the establishment of a Palestinian State within provisional borders by the end of next year. The next phase will see negotiations on the final borders under the hospices of an international conference. Do you support or oppose this initiative?

1. Strongly support

7.5

7.2

7.9

2. Support

47.4

46.2

49.4

3. Oppose

25.3

25.3

25.3

4. Strongly oppose

13.9

14.1

13.6

5. No answer/no opinion

5.9

7.2

3.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

11. In your opinion would the American and other Quartet members put heavy pressure on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to accept their roadmap or would they not put such pressure?

1) Would do that

45.3

46.3

43.7

2) would not do that

46.1

43.8

49.8

3) No opinion/ do not know

8.6

9.9

6.5

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

12. Would you support or oppose massive American and international pressure on the Palestinian Authority to accept the Quartet's roadmap and to return to negotiations with Israel?

1) Definitely would support

2.3

2.7

1.6

2) Would support

15.0

14.0

16.6

3) Would not support

53.5

54.3

52.0

4) Definitely would not support

25.5

23.9

28.1

5) No opinion/ do not know 

3.7

5.0

1.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

13. Would you support or oppose the deployment of international forces in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in order to force the Palestinians and the Israelis to accept and implement the roadmap?

1) Support the deployment if international forces

37.9

32.9

46.4

2) Support if the forces are European

9.3

11.6

5.5

3) Support if the forces are American

0.5

0.6

0.2

4) Oppose international forces of all kinds

48.0

48.8

46.6

5) Others

1.3

2.1

0.0

6) No opinion/ do not know

3.0

4.0

1.4

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

14. Now that Abu Mazin has been appointed a prime minister and the US has presented the parties with the roadmap, what do you expect to happen?

1) Negotiations will resume soon enough and armed confrontations will stop

18.0

16.5

20.4

2) Negotiations will resume but some armed attacks will continue

45.8

44.9

47.4

3) Armed confrontations will not stop and the two sides will not return to negotiations

27.2

28.8

24.5

4) Don't know/no opinion

9.1

9.9

7.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

15. After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, would you support or oppose the process of reconciliation between the state of Palestine and the state of Israel?

1) Strongly support

11.3

10.2

13.0

2) Support

54.1

55.3

52.0

3) Oppose

22.5

22.7

22.3

4) Strongly oppose

10.3

9.3

12.1

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.8

2.6

0.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

16. After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian side and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, the following are steps may be taken in order to enhance relations between the State of Israel and a Palestinian State. For each of the suggested steps please tell me whether you support or oppose it:

16-1 Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1) Strongly support

19.1

19.9

17.8

2) Support

63.1

62.4

64.4

3) Oppose

13.2

13.4

13.0

4) Strongly oppose

3.8

3.7

4.0

5) No opinion/ do not know

0.8

0.7

0.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

16-2 Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1) Strongly support

11.0

10.2

12.3

2) Support

54.3

55.5

52.4

3) Oppose

26.5

27.2

25.3

4) Strongly oppose

6.4

5.2

8.3

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.8

1.8

1.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

16-3 Create joint political institutions (such as a parliament. designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1) Strongly support

3.2

3.2

3.2

2) Support

22.8

23.3

22.1

3) Oppose

45.6

45.8

45.3

4) Strongly oppose

22.8

21.7

24.7

5) No opinion/ do not know

5.6

6.1

4.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

16-4 Take legal measures against incitement against Israel                           

1) Strongly support

3.2

2.4

4.5

2) Support

27.1

26.3

28.3

3) Oppose

42.5

43.5

40.9

4) Strongly oppose

21.9

21.8

22.1

5) No opinion/ do not know

5.3

6.0

4.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

16-5 Adopt school curriculum in the Palestinian state that recognizes Israel and teaches school children not to demand return of all Palestine to the Palestinians

1) Strongly support

1.1

1.5

0.4

2) Support

5.9

6.6

4.7

3) Oppose

43.2

43.8

42.1

4) Strongly oppose

47.9

45.9

51.2

5) No opinion/ do not know

2.1

2.3

1.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

17. Do you support or oppose the American and coalition war against Iraq?

1) oppose

0.4

0.5

0.2

2) Definitely support  

0.8

1.1

0.4

3) Support

9.5

12.3

4.9

4) Definitely oppose

89.1

85.9

94.5

5) No opinion/ do not know

0.2

0.2

0.0

 

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