Palestinian Public Opinion Poll: November 2004

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll: November 2004

Date:

 

Source: Alpha International Polling And Survey Company

- Sample of 1750 respondents

- Conducted by Alpha International Polling And Survey Company

- Poll conducted over 10 days during the second half of November 2004

- Proportionally divided between West Bank and Gaza, male and female, towns, villages and refugee camps

In the case of reviving the political process/negotiations, do you agree to a complete bilateral cessation of all forms of violence on both sides?

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

Yes

82.1

72.7

78.8

No

16.5

26.4

20.0

I don’t know

1.4

0.9

1.2

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0


Do you support halting targeting citizens on both sides?

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

Yes

84.0

82.5

83.5

No

14.3

16.5

15.1

I don’t know

1.7

0.9

1.4

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0


In your opinion ending the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict can be achieved through:

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

An agreed upon political solution

58.1

60.5

58.9

Military solution

35.3

36.1

35.6

I don’t know

6.6

3.5

5.5

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

Do you think that it is possible to come to a political agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis in the presence of the Separation Wall?

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

Yes

13.8

14.2

14.0

No

82.3

84.7

83.1

I don’t know

3.9

1.1

2.9

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

The concept of “Right of Return” for Palestinian Refugees mean:

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

Compensation and return only to an independent Palestinian State

36.7

34.9

36.0

Compensation and return to Israel and receive Israeli citizenship with everything that is includes in that and the rights of citizenships and education.

29.9

19.5

26.2

Compensation and return to the land that is exchanged through Israel to return to as a symbolic staunch aim to return to Palestine after 1948 and before 1967

21.3

32.5

25.2

Other

12.2

13.1

12.5

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

In the case of a true peace agreement with Israel, do you support the opening of the borders and having normal relations with Israel?

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

I support

70.6

58.7

66.5

I oppose

26.1

39.1

30.7

I don’t know

3.3

2.2

2.9

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

What is your knowledge of the proposed Peace Initiatives:

Sharon’s unilateral disengagement plan:

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

I have heard of it

75.3

85.3

78.9

I have not heard of it

24.7

14.7

21.2

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

Geneva Initiative:

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

I have heard of it

68.8

70.8

69.5

I have not heard of it

31.2

29.3

30.5

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

From what you know of the Geneva Initiative, do you agree or disagree with it?

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

Agree

30.7

39.3

33.7

Disagree

51.6

51.7

51.7

No opinion

17.6

9.1

14.6

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0

How prepared are you to participate in activities supporting peace with Israelis

Percent

West Bank

Gaza

Total

Yes

50.4

51.5

50.8

No

44.8

47.2

45.6

I don’t know

4.8

1.3

3.6

Total

100.0

100.0

100.0