Palestine Center for Public Opinion Poll: More than Half of Palestinians Expect to Realize Peace in the Next Year

The most recent poll of the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, prepared by its founder and director-general, Dr. Nabil Kukali, revealed that more than half of Palestinians expect the realization of a peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis in the next year.

 

Beit Sahour – Public Relations Section at the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion.
 
The most recent poll prepared by Dr. Nabil Kukali, conducted and published by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO) during the period from October 22 to 30, 2010, covered a random sample of (1005) respondents representing the various demographic specimens of adult Palestinians (18 years and above) living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip.
 
 
Dr. Nabil Kukali said the results of the poll were as follows:
 
Do you expect the realization of a peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis next year?
 
Response Percentage
1.Yes 13.5%
2. Likely 58.6%
3. No 26.2%
4. Don’t know 1.7%
 
Do you think the Israelis are concerned about making peace with the Palestinians?
 
Response Percentage
1. Yes 16.6%
2. To some extent 46.7%
3. No 34.8%
4. Don’t know 1.9%
 
 
Methodology of the Survey Study:
 
Mr. Elias Kukali, a staff member of the Research and Studies’ Section at the PCPO, said that all interviews of this survey were conducted inside the respondents’ homes, i.e. face-to-face during different working hours, at least five hours a’ day, including the evening time, in order to ensure proper presentation of those sub-groups of the population, which would otherwise be difficult to reach and selecting one individual in each household using the Last Birthday Method. The choices were taken from a total of (158) election sites, from which (118) are located in the West Bank and (40) sites in Gaza Strip.
 
Mr. E. Kukali has further established that the margin of error in this poll was (+- 3.09%) at a confidence level of (95 %). He added that the rate of the female respondents in this survey was (49.3 %) and that of the male respondents was (50.7%) . The distribution of the random sample between the Palestinian two major regions was (63.6%) in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and (36.4 %) in Gaza Strip, allocated as follows: (51.5 %) urban areas, (31.7 %) rural areas and (16.8 %) refugee camps. The average age of the sample respondents was (33.5) years.