PSR - Survey Research Unit: Public Opinion Poll # 11 Poll 4 English
 
Results of Poll # (11)

 

14-17 March 2004

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

26) During the last three months, did you or do you still travel across Israeli checkpoints established by the Israeli army during the current intifada?

1) Yes

47.7

54.1

36.9

2) No

52.3

45.9

63.1

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

27) If yes, for what purpose is most of your travel?

1) Medical treatment

22.5

25.3

15.8

2) Work

29.5

31.6

24.5

3) School or studies

8.9

9.0

8.7

4) Visiting relatives

34.8

28.5

50.0

5) Others, specify -------††

4.3

5.6

1.1

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

28) Is your travelÖ..

1) Daily

17.0

17.9

14.7

2) Twice or three times a week

20.8

22.9

15.8

3) Twice or three times a month

25.6

26.9

22.3

4) Once a month

26.8

23.5

34.8

5) Other

9.8

8.7

12.5

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

29) To what extent do you encounter difficulty or hardship while crossing a checkpoint?

1) To a very large extent

61.4

59.8

65.2

2) To a large extent

20.3

22.7

14.7

3) To a medium extent

13.5

12.6

15.8

4) Little

3.3

3.6

2.7

5) Very little

1.1

0.9

1.6

6) DK/ NA

0.3

0.4

0.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

31) Does your family had one or more of its members who have moved to live in a new area (for the purpose of work, study, treatment, etc.) because of the difficulties or hardships encountered at checkpoints and because of inability to cross the checkpoint on daily basis?

1) Yes

33.9

40.6

22.7

2) No

65.4

58.7

76.5

3) DK/NA

0.8

0.7

0.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

33) If you want to choose the ways and means that have a chance of succeeding in fighting and removing Israeli checkpoints, you would choose:

1) Through appeal to international human rights organizations

11.5

11.5

11.5

2) Reaching a ceasefire and returning to the peace process

40.7

40.3

41.2

3) Continuation of armed confrontations and bombings inside Israel

27.5

25.5

30.9

4) Continuation of armed confrontations but without bombings inside Israel

5.9

7.2

3.8

5) Popular unarmed demonstrations

9.4

10.1

8.3

6) Others, specify ------

4.9

5.3

4.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

34) What do you expect to happen now after Sharon's announcement regarding his intentions to evacuate settlements and withdraw from the Gaza Strip?

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

15.2

14.1

17.0

2) Negotiations will resume but some armed attacks will continue

44.5

41.6

49.2

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

34.1

37.7

27.9

4) DK/NA

6.3

6.6

5.9

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

35) With regard to the Roadmap plan initiated by the US European Union Russia and the UN, do you think it has collapsed or do you think there is still room to implement it?

1) Definitely the Roadmap has collapsed

37.9

35.2

42.2

2) Think the roadmap has collapsed

27.8

30.1

23.8

3) Think it has not collapsed and room exist for its implementation

24.9

24.4

25.7

4) Definitely It has not collapsed, room exists for its implementation

4.0

4.3

3.6

5) No opinion/ Do not know

5.5

6.0

4.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

36) Soon, there will be an Arab Summit meeting. Do you feel that the Palestinians can count on Arab States to support them in regaining their rights?

1) Definitely yes

2.5

2.3

2.8

2) Yes

11.2

9.9

1.5

3) No

30.1

34.7

22.4

4) Definitely no

55.4

52.3

60.6

5) Donít Know /No answer

0.8

0.9

0.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

37) Do conditions in the Palestinian areas in the West Bank and Gaza force you to seek permanent immigration?

1) Yes

15.0

16.8

12.1

2) No

84.1

82.0

87.7

3) DK/NA

0.8

1.2

0.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

38) 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

40.7

38.3

44.8

2) Support

50.4

54.1

44.2

3) Oppose

6.2

5.2

7.9

4) Strongly oppose

1.1

0.9

1.6

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.5

1.6

1.4

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

39) Concerning armed attacks against Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, IÖ.

1) Strongly support

53.2

43.2

69.9

2) Support

34.2

41.0

22.8

3) Oppose

9.7

12.0

5.9

4) Strongly oppose

1.3

1.5

1.0

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.6

2.3

0.4

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

40) Concerning armed attacks against Israeli settlers in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, IÖ.

1) Strongly support

50.8

40.1

68.7

2) Support

35.0

42.2

23.0

3) Oppose

11.1

13.5

7.1

4) Strongly oppose

1.4

1.8

0.6

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.7

2.4

0.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

41) Concerning armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, IÖ.

1) Strongly support

26.9

19.9

38.4

2) Support

26.2

28.1

23.0

3) Oppose

39.9

42.9

34.9

4) Strongly oppose

5.5

7.2

2.6

5) No opinion/ do not know

1.6

1.9

1.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

42) With regard to call for a cessation of violence by both sides, I

1) Support it

83.6

84.2

82.6

2) Oppose it

14.9

14.4

15.8

3) No Opinion/ Don't know

1.5

1.5

1.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

43) If an agreement is reached to cease violence by both sides, but armed attacks against Israelis continued, do you approve or oppose, in this case, the Palestinian Authority taking measures to prevent them?

1) Approve

57.4

57.6

57.0

2) Oppose

37.9

36.0

41.2

3) Donít Know / No Opinion

4.7

6.4

1.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

44) After reaching an agreement to cease violence by both sides, but the Palestinian Authority did not take measures to prevent these armed attacks against Israelis, do you think that the continuation of such attacks may impede the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis?

1) Yes

72.1

73.0

70.5

2) No

24.4

21.9

28.5

3) Donít Know / No Opinion

3.6

5.1

1.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

45) After reaching an agreement to cease violence by both sides and the Palestinian Authority takes security measures to prevent such armed attacks against Israelis, are you concerned that these measures may lead to internal Palestinian conflict?

1) Yes, very worried

38.8

34.3

46.3

2) Somewhat worried

39.6

44.1

32.1

3) No, not worried

19.3

18.7

20.4

4) Donít Know / No Opinion

2.3

2.9

1.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

46) Do you believe that armed confrontations so far have helped achieve Palestinian rights in a way that negotiations could not?

1) Definitely yes

24.7

19.5

33.3

2) Yes

41.9

43.3

39.6

3) No

24.0

25.9

20.8

4) Definitely no

5.0

5.5

4.2

5) Donít Know / No Opinion

4.4

5.8

2.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

47) 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

16.9

15.5

19.4

2) Support

57.4

60.3

52.5

3) Oppose

17.1

16.5

18.0

4) Strongly oppose

6.6

5.4

8.7

5) D.K./N.O.

2.0

2.3

1.4

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

48) After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, how soon do you think will reconciliation between the two peoples be achieved?

1) Reconciliation is not possible ever

41.5

38.8

45.9

2) Only in many generations to come

18.1

18.7

17.2

3) Only in the next generation

8.4

9.6

6.5

4) Only in the next decade

6.9

7.3

6.3

5) On the next few years

16.2

16.9

14.9

6) No Opinion /Donít know

8.9

8.6

9.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

49) 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:

49-1 Open borders to free movement of people and goods

1) Strongly support

23.6

22.3

25.9

2) Support

62.3

63.6

60.0

3) Oppose

10.2

9.9

10.7

4) Strongly oppose

3.1

3.2

3.0

5) DN/NA

0.8

1.1

0.4

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

49-2 Create joint economic institutions and ventures

1) Strongly support

12.2

11.8

12.9

2) Support

52.4

51.6

53.5

3) Oppose

26.8

27.4

25.9

4) Strongly oppose

6.4

6.8

5.7

5) DN/NA

2.2

2.3

2.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

49-3 Create joint political institutions (such as a parliament. designed eventually to lead to a confederate system

1) Strongly support

3.2

2.7

4.0

2) Support

26.1

24.7

28.3

3) Oppose

47.6

49.9

43.6

4) Strongly oppose

18.2

17.3

19.8

5) DN/NA

4.9

5.4

4.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

49-4 Take legal measures against incitement against Israel

1) Strongly support

3.3

2.9

4.0

2) Support

35.4

32.2

40.6

3) Oppose

42.7

45.7

37.6

4) Strongly oppose

14.4

14.0

15.2

5) DN/NA

4.2

5.1

2.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

49-5 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

0.5

0.2

1.0

2) Support

6.1

5.8

6.5

3) Oppose

46.9

50.9

40.4

4) Strongly oppose

44.3

40.0

51.5

5) DN/NA

2.1

3.0

0.6

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

50) In your opinion, is there a freedom for the press in our country?

1) Yes

14.7

12.9

17.8

2) to some extent

34.1

33.4

35.4

3) no

48.0

50.8

43.4

4) DK/NA

3.1

2.9

3.4

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

51) In your opinion, can people in the West Bank and Gaza today criticize the PA without fear?

1) Yes

49.8

51.0

47.9

2) No

46.9

45.6

49.1

3) DK/NA

3.3

3.4

3.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

52) If you want to evaluate the status of democracy and human rights in the Palestinian Authority, you would say it is:

1) Very good

1.5

1.6

1.4

2) Good

21.8

22.7

20.2

3) Not good and not bad

25.6

26.5

24.0

4) Bad

25.3

24.8

26.1

5) Very bad

22.4

20.6

25.5

6) DK/NA

3.4

3.8

2.8

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

53) Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions?

1) Yes

84.3

84.5

83.8

2) No

7.4

5.8

9.9

3) Donít Know /No Opinion

8.4

9.6

6.3

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

54) Will this corruption in PA institutions increase, decrease or remain as it is in the future?

1) Will increase

57.1

57.2

56.8

2) Will remain as it is

13.0

14.7

10.1

3) will decrease

22.6

20.4

26.4

4) No opinion /Don't know

7.3

7.6

6.7

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

55) Some people say that one can not these days find a job or work without wasta. Others say that jobs are given to those who deserve them only. From your personal experience, you would say:

1) to a large extent, jobs are obtained through wasta

77.1

74.9

80.6

2) jobs are sometimes obtained through wasta

16.5

18.6

12.9

3) jobs are obtained without wasta

2.1

1.6

3.0

4) Do not know of a personal experience

3.3

3.4

3.2

5) DK/NA

1.0

1.5

0.2

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

56) If separate elections for the president of the Palestinian Authority were held today, whom would you choose?

1. Haidar Abdul Shafi

8.0

7.7

8.7

2. Yasser Arafat

38.2

39.5

36.0

3. Ahmad Yasin

14.0

12.0

17.2

4. Others (specify ---- )

1.3

1.2

1.4

5. None of the above

25.2

24.7

26.1

6. I will not participate

12.5

14.2

9.7

7. No Opinion / Don't Know

0.8

0.6

1.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

57) If separate elections for a Vice President of the Palestinian Authority were held today, whom would you choose?

1. Saeb Erikat

8.2

7.9

8.7

2. Hanan Ashrawi

4.6

4.0

5.5

3. Haidar Abdul Shafi

6.1

5.0

7.9

4. Ahmad Yassin

5.2

6.0

3.8

5. Farouq Kaddomi

4.1

5.6

1.6

6. Marwan Bargouthi

16.0

18.5

11.7

7. Ahmad Quaraií

2.5

2.4

2.6

8. Mahmoud Abbas

0.9

0.9

1.0

9. Abdul Aziz Al-Rantissi

13.8

11.6

17.4

10. Mohammad Dahlan

2.1

0.5

4.7

11. No one, will decide later

23.3

22.4

24.7

12. I will not participate

12.2

14.0

9.1

13. Others

0.5

0.6

0.2

14. No Opinion / Don't Know

0.8

0.7

1.0

 

Total%

West Bank%

Gaza Strip%

58) Which of the following political parties do you support?

01. PPP

0.6

0.5

0.8

02. PFLP

2.6

3.4

1.2

03. Fateh

26.6

28.7

23.0

04. Hamas

20.3

16.4

26.7

05. DFLP

0.8

1.0

0.6

06. Islamic Jihad

4.2

4.4

3.8

07. Fida

0.0

0.0

0.0

08. Independent Islamists

4.9

5.4

4.0

09. Independent Nationalists

5.3

5.7

4.6

10. None of the above

33.8

33.7

33.9

11. Others

1.0

0.9

1.2

 

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