Report on Results of a Public Opinion Poll among Palestinians, 

Based on the findings of PCPSR’s December 2021 public opinion poll

Khalil Shikaki

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research conducted a public opinion poll among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during the period between 8 and 11 December 2021. The poll sought to assess public perception of Japan, its people, and its policies regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The period before the conduct of the poll witnessed several domestic and Palestinian-Israeli developments including the preparation for the holding of the first phase of local elections in rural areas and small towns in the West Bank. Hamas prevented the holding of the local elections in the Gaza Strip. This period witnessed also various violent incidents among students in some Palestinian universities and the death of one student. Israel classified 6 Palestinian human rights NGOs as terrorist organizations. The UK labeled Hamas as a terrorist organization. In the months leading to the conduct of the poll, Israeli-Palestinian relations witnessed some positive developments when the Palestinian president met with the Israeli defense minister to discuss confidence building measures aimed at improving daily living conditions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, such as family unifications, transfer of funds to the PA, and an increase in the number of laborers working in Israel. 
Total size of the sample is 1270 adults interviewed face to face in 127 randomly selected locations. Margin of error is +/-3%.

For further details, contact PSR director, Dr. Khalil Shikaki, or Walid Ladadweh at tel. 02-296 4933 or email Report