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Friday, December 26, 2003
Ma'ariv Poll: 51%:37% Oppose Unilaterally Removing Settlements

Ma'ariv Poll: 51%:37% Oppose Unilaterally Removing Settlements

Aaron Lerner Date: 26 December 2003

The following are the results of a poll of a representative sample of 602
adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out by New Wave for Maariv
the week of 26 December 2003, before the suicide bombing in Petach Tikvah.
Survey error +/- percentage points.

If an agreement is not reached between Israel and the Palestinians, would
you support or oppose unilaterally evacuating settlements in the
territories?
Support 37% Oppose 51% Don't know/refuse reply 12%

[Please note: the wording of the question does not identify this as being
Prime Minster Sharon's plan. A poll earlier this week worded "Do you support
the Prime Minister Sharon's unilateral separation plan as presented at the
Herzliya Conference?" found Yes 59% No 22% No reply/don't know 19%]

Should the army punish the Sayeret Matkal soldiers who refuse to serve in
the territories?
Yes 44% No 43% Don't know/refuse reply 13%

Are you satisfied with the performance of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in
general?
Yes 38% No 51% Don't know/refuse reply 11%

Compared to last year, do you feel more or less safe going around public
places?
More 15% Less 24% Same 59% Don't know/refuse reply 2%

Compared to last year, did your standard of living rise or fall in 2003?
Rise 7% Fall 48% No change 43% Don't know/refuse reply 2%

Asked to Jews: Did you light Chanukah candles this year?
Yes 90% No 10%

Will you celebrate New Years in any way?
Yes 25% No 67% Don't know/refuse reply 8%

How frequently do you go out to restaurants, cafes, cinema, etc.?
Several times a week 9% Once a week 21%
Once a month 26% Less than once a month 13%
Almost never 29% Don't recall/refuse reply 2%

Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-7255730
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