Survey of Palestinians: 70% could be induced to permanently leave
Survey of Palestinians presented at The Jerusalem Summit
30 November 2004
Survey was conducted by face to face interviews on 15-21 Nov, 2004 during
various hours of the, by means of a structured questionnaire in Arabic,
among a random sample of 528 interviewees, representative of the adult
population in Judea and Samaria(17yrs of age and above). Statistical margin
of error 4.5%
The survey was conducted by Maagar Mohot Interdisciplinary Research and
Consulting Institute Ltd, under the supervision of Prof, Yitzhak Katz, Prof.
Baruch Mevorach - Scientific Director, and Amir Horkin, Research Manager in
collaboration with THE PALESTINIAN CENTER FOR PUBLIC OPINION (PCPO) under
the management of Dr. Nabil Kukali.
The sampling and the interviews were conducted by pollsters of PCPO. The
questionnaire design, data input, statistical processing, and formulation of
final report were done by Maagar Mohot Ltd..
Most (almost 2/3) the Palestinian population is dissatisfied with the
quality of life. (62% or only moderately satisfied or less)1.
Only about one third of the population believes that the chances of
improving the quality of life good. Most the population (60%) believes
Most (53%) the Palestinians believes that the PA is not dong enough to
improve the quality of life
41% believe that the PA is unable to improve the quality of life in the
Almost half of the Palestinians (46%) believe that the PA is corrupt
Only about one quarter (27%) believe that the chances that the PA will
contend effectively with corruption in the next to years are good
About 70% (69%) believe that the chances the chances that the PA will
contend effectively with corruption in the next to years are moderate or
42% state that they have considered emigrating permanently to some other
Half the population (50%) state do not discount the possibility of
emigrating permanently to another country if they had them means to do so,
while almost 20% (17%) stated explicitly that they would emigrate
permanently . (41% rejected this possibility)
In answer to the question "What would induce you to emigrate permanently,
only 15% stated that nothing would induce them. Over 70% (71%)specified one
or more material factors that would induce to emigrate permanently them such
as substantial financial compensation; guarantee of a good job abroad; a
good level of housing.