Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

POLLING

Palestinian opinion Add to ...

Opinion polling conducted in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in April of this year. The margin of error is three percentage points, with a confidence level of 95 per cent.

How optimistic or pessimistic are you toward reaching a peaceful settlement for the Arab-Israeli conflict?

  • Very optimistic: 1.9
  • Optimistic: 29.8
  • Pessimistic: 41.8
  • Very pessimistic 22.8
  • Don't know/No answer: 0.4

 

Which of these solutions do you prefer?

  • Two-state solution, with separate Israeli and Palestinian states: 53.2%
  • Bi-national state, with Israelis and Palestinians being equal in a country covering all of historic Palestine: 22.1%
  • Palestinian state only: 10.4%
  • No solution: 9.5%
  • Islamic state only: 1.2%
  • Other answer: 3.6%

 

Do you support the continuation of military operations against Israeli targets as an appropriate response under current political conditions or do you oppose them and believe they harm Palestinian national interests?

  • Support: 37.1%
  • Oppose: 51.8%
  • Don't know: 7.3%
  • Other/No answer: 8.6%

 

How do you feel about the suicide-bombing operations against Israeli civilians?

  • Strongly support: 15.8%
  • Somewhat support: 21.5%
  • Somewhat oppose: 26.0%
  • Strongly oppose: 31.1%
  • Don't know/No Answer: 5.6%

 

Do you think that the locally made rockets fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli regions help, harm or don't make any difference with regard to Palestinian goals?

  • Help: 25.4%
  • Harm: 38.6%
  • No difference: 31.5%
  • Other/Don't know/No Answer: 4.4%

 

Which political or religious faction do you trust the most?

  • Fatah: 34.0%
  • Hamas: 15%
  • None: 37.0%
  • Other: 14.0%

 

Which Palestinian leader do you trust the most?

  • Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian president, Fatah leader: 17.9%
  • Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister for Gaza, Hamas member: 11.4%
  • Marwan Barghouti, imprisoned Fatah figure: 6.8%
  • Salam Fayyad, Palestinian prime minister, independent: 4.3%
  • No one: 39.1%
  • Others/no answer: 19%

Source: Jerusalem Media & Communications Centre, April 2011

 

In the know

Most popular videos »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular