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Sunday, October 24, 2010
PSR Palestinian poll - support killing Israeli civilians inside Israel 49%:49.2%

55) Concerning armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel,
I….
14.4 1) Strongly support
34.6 2) Support
43.2 3) Oppose
6.0 4) Strongly appose
1.8 5) DK/NA

PSR - Survey Research Unit: Poll No. 37 - Full Analysis
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24 October 2010

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (37)
http://www.pcpsr.org/survey/polls/2010/p37e.html

A confused and uncertain public:
While the Majority Opposes Return to Negotiations Under the Shadow of
Settlement Construction, and While the Majority Opposes Alternatives to
Negotiations Such as Violence, the Dissolution of the Palestinian Authority,
or the Adoption of a One-State Solution, and While the Majority Supports
Alternatives Such as Going to the UNSC, a Unilateral Declaration of
Statehood, and Resort to Non-Violent Resistance, the Overwhelming Majority
has no Confidence in the Efficacy of any of the Alternatives it Supports

30 September- 02 October 2010

These are the results of the latest poll conducted by the Palestinian Center
for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
between 30 September and 2 October 2010. size of the sample is 1270 adults
interviewed face to face in 127 randomly selected locations. Margin of error
is 3%.

For further details, contact PSR director, Dr. Khalil Shikaki, or Walid
Ladadweh at tel 02-296 4933 or email pcpsr@pcpsr.org.

PSR Public Opinion Poll (37)
30 September – 02 October 2010

00) From among the following satellite news stations, which one you
watched most during the last two months?
9.3 1) al Arabia
57.5 2) al Jazeera
0.4 3) al Hurra
2.8 4) al Manar
9.5 5) Palestine TV
9.3 6)alaqsa
8.3 7) Do not watch TV
1.6 8) others
0.7 9) Do not have a dish
0.8 10) DK/NA

01) In general, how would you describe conditions of the Palestinians in
the Palestinian areas in Gaza Strip these days?
1.5 1) Very good
9.8 2) Good
15.6 3) So so
40.7 4) Bad
29.0 5) Very bad
3.4 6) DK/NA

02) In general, how would you describe conditions of the Palestinians in
the Palestinian areas in the West Bank these days?
1) Very good
6.3 2) Good
26.4 3) so so
27.8 4) Bad
24.2 5) Very bad
10.0 6) DK/NA
5.3
03) Generally, do you see yourself as:
46.4 1) Religious
50.4 2) somewhat religious
3.2 3) not religious

04) Generally, do you see yourself as:
62.2 1) supportive of the peace process
19.6 2) opposed to the peace process
17.1 3) between support and opposition
1.0 4) DK/NA

05) Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions under the
control of President Abu Mazin?
69.6 1) Yes
17.8 2) No
12.5 3) No opinion/Don’t know

M1) Do you think that there is corruption in PA institutions under the
control of the dismissed government in the Gaza Strip
yes
59.8 no
20.3 DK-NA
19.9
06) How would you evaluate the current status of democracy and human
rights in the Palestinian Authority under Abu Mazin? Would you say it is:
6.2 1) Very good
30.2 2) Good
26.7 3) So so
22.1 4) Bad
11.3 5) Very bad
3.5 6) DK/NA

07) Would you say that these days your security and safety, and that of
your family, is assured or not assured?
1) Completely assured
9.3 2) Assured
50.9 3) Not assured
33.6 4) Not assured at all
6.0 5) DK/NA
0.1
M2) In your view, is there a press freedom in the West Bank?
yes
22.6 to some extent
35.1 no
32.3 DK-NA
9.9
M3) In your view, is there a press freedom in the West Bank?
1) Yes
2) To some extent
3) No
4) DK-NA

M4) In your view, can people in the West Bank today criticize the
authority without fear?
30.2 1) Yes
64.9 2) No
4.9 3) DK-NA

M5) In your view, can people in the Gaza Strip today criticize the
authority without fear?
23.7 1) Yes
66.0 2) No
10.3 3) DK-NA

08) Do current political, security, and economic conditions lead you to
seek emigration abroad?
14.1 1) Certainly seek to emigrate
15.2 2) Seek emigration
33.6 3) Do not seek emigration
36.5 4) Certainly do not seek emigration
0.7 5) DK/NA

09) Tell us how do you evaluate the performance of the dismissed
government of Ismail Haniyeh in the Gaza Strip? Is it good or bad?
6.7 1) Very good
29.1 2) Good
22.3 3) so so
18.3 4) Bad
9.1 5) Very bad
14.5 6) DK/NA

10) Tell us how do you evaluate the performance of the government headed
by Salam Fayyad ? Is it good or bad?
8.3 1) Very good
34.4 2) Good
24.9 3) So so
18.3 4) Bad
6.8 5) Very bad
7.3 6) DK/NA

11) The government of Salam Fayyad has recently decided to withdraw
government cars from public employees in order to reduce government
spending. But the employees’ syndicate opposed the step and saw it harming
rights of public employees. Do you support or oppose the decision to
withdraw government cars?
26.0 1) certainly support
36.6 2) support
28.3 3) oppose
3.5 4) certainly oppose
5.6 5) DK/NA

12) Are you satisfied or not satisfied with the performance of Mahmud
Abbas since his election as president of the PA?
7.4 1) Very satisfied
44.0 2) Satisfied
31.9 3) Not satisfied
13.2 4) Not satisfied at all
3.5 5) DK/NA

13) If new presidential elections are to take place today, and Mahmud
Abbas was nominated by Fateh and Ismail Haniyeh was nominated by Hamas, whom
would you vote for?
56.5 1) Mahmoud Abbas
35.7 2) Ismael Haniyyah
7.8 4) DK/NA

14) And if the competition was between Marwan Barghouti representing
Fateh and Ismail Haniyeh representing Hamas, whom would you vote for?
65.2 1) Marwan Barghouti
29.7 2) Ismael Haniyyah
5.1 4) DK/NA

15) If you were to select a vice president, whom would you select from
among the following list of candidates?
17.6 1) Ismail Haniyeh
12.9 2) Salam Fayyad
30.0 3) Marwan Barghouti
11.3 4) Mustafa Barghouti
6.1 5) Saeb Erekat
6.0 6) Others
16.1 7) DK/NA

17) If new elections agreed to by all factions are held today and the
same lists that took part in the last PLC elections were nominated, for whom
would you vote?
0.7 1) Alternative
3.8 2) Independent Palestine
2.9 3) Abu Ali Mustafa
0.6 4) Abu al Abbas
0.1 5) Freedom and social justice
25.6 6) Change and reform
0.7 7) National coalition for justice and democ
2.3 8) Third way(headed by salam fayyad)
0.7 9) Freedom and independence
0.2 10) Palestinian justice
45.1 11) Fateh
17.3 12) none of the above/ DK/NA/ Do not remember

18) After the separation between Gaza and the West Bank, Hamas and the
government of Ismail Haniyeh remained in power in Gaza and considered itself
the legitimate government while president Abu Mazin formed a new government
headed by Salam Fayyad followed by a new government headed by Fayyad and it
too considered itself legitimate. What about you, which of the two
government you consider legitimate, the government of Haniyeh or the
government of Abu Mazin and Fayyad?
25.9 1) Haniyehs' government is the legitimate one
29.5 2) Abu Mazin's and Fayyad government is the legitimate one
8.6 3) Both governments are legitimate
30.4 4) Both governments are not legitimate
5.5 5) DK/NA

19) Mahmud Abbas's term as president of the Palestinian Authority ended
last January 2010 without new elections being held on that date. Did he or
did not he lose his legitimacy as president of the PA?
18.1 1) Certainly loses legitimacy
32.9 2) Loses legitimacy
34.6 3) Does not lose legitimacy
8.9 4) Certainly does not lose legitimacy
5.6 5) DK/NA

20) In your view who is responsible for the continued split between the
West Bank and the Gaza Strip? Hamas or Fateh?
14.6 1) Hamas
10.5 2) Fateh
66.4 3) Both
2.8 4) Neither side
3.1 5) Other (specify --- )
2.7 6) DK/NA

21) If Hamas wins next legislative and president elections, will this in
your view lead to the lifting or to tightening of the international boycott
of the Palestinian government?
9.3 1) Will lead to the lifting of the boycott 8.6 10.6
66.4 2) Will lead to the tightening of the boycott 65.3 68.1
19.3 3) Conditions will stay as they are today 20.6 17.1
5.0 4) DK/NA 5.6 4.2
West Bank Gaza Strip
22) And what about the unity between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip?
Will a Hamas victory in the next legislative and presidential elections lead
to consolidation of unity between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip or will
it lead to consolidating the split between the two areas?
17.2 1) Will lead to consolidation of WBGS unity
49.1 2) Will lead to consolidation of WBGS split
27.8 3) Conditions of WBGS will stay as they are today
5.9 4) DK/NA

23) And what if Fateh wins new legislative and president elections,
will this in your view lead to the lifting or to tightening of the
international boycott of the Palestinian government?
57.7 1) Will lead to the lifting of the boycott
9.4 2) Will lead to the tightening of the boycott
27.8 3) Conditions will stay as they are today
5.1 4) DK/NA

24) And what about the unity between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip?
Will a Fateh victory in the next legislative and presidential elections lead
to consolidation of unity between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip or will
it lead to consolidating the split between the two areas?
34.1 1) Will lead to consolidation of WBGS unity
25.2 2) Will lead to consolidation of WBGS split
34.0 3) Conditions of WBGS will stay as they are today
6.7 4) DK/NA

25) The Palestinian society confronts today various problems, like the
continuation of occupation and settlements, the spread of unemployment and
poverty, the lack of national unity due to the split between the West Bank
and the Gaza Strip, the continuation of the siege and blockade of the Gaza
Strip and the closure of its border crossings, the spread of corruption in
public institutions, and others. Tell us, what in your opinion, is the
problem you see as the most fundamental, the one that must be on the top
priority of the Palestinian Authority?
16.4 1) Continuation of occupation and settlements,
27.9 2) Spread of unemployment and poverty
25.8 3) Lack of national unity due to the split between the West
15.3 4) Continuation of the siege and blockade of the Gaza Strip
11.0 5) The spread of corruption in public institutions
0.2 6) DK/NA
3.5 7) Others

26) To what extent are you worried or not worried that you or a member
of your family could be hurt in your daily life by other Palestinians such
as those affiliated with Fateh or Hamas?
12.5 1) Very Worried
34.1 2) Worried
39.6 3) Not worried
13.2 4) Not worried at all
0.7 5) DK/NA

27) Now after the renewal of reconciliation dialogue between Fateh and
Hamas in Damascus lately, what are your expectations for the future of the
West Bank and the Gaza Strip?
13.6 1) unity will resume in the near future
51.1 2) unity will resume but will take a long time
30.4 3) unity will not resume and two separate entities will emer
4.8 4) DK/NA

28) Lately, several acts of arson and bombing of summer camps and
tourist installations in the Gaza Strip have taken place. In your view, who
is behind these acts? [respondents can select more than one response]
5.2 1) Groups belonging to Fateh
19.1 2) Groups belonging to Hamas
10.9 3) Groups split from Hamas
18.1 4) Extreme Islamist groups from outside Hamas
17.3 5) Others (specify ---------- )
27.1 6) DK/NA
29.6 7) Traitors
45.8 8) Israel
24.6 9) other

29) The Israeli temporary settlement freeze in the West Bank has expired
few days ago and settlers have now returned to building more homes. Under
these conditions, in your opinion, should, or should not, the Palestinians
withdraw from the direct Palestinian-Israeli negotiations that started about
one month ago?
28.1 1) Certainly should withdraw
37.6 2) Should withdraw
24.6 3) Should not withdraw
5.3 4) Certainly should not withdraw
4.4 5) DK/NA

30) And what if the US proposed a compromise solution to the settlement
question in the next few days whereby the settlement freeze is partial or
limited in time, would you in this case approve or not approve of continuing
the direct Palestinian-Israeli negotiations?
6.0 certainly approve
33.4 2) Approve
41.0 3) Do not approve
14.9 4) Certainly do not approve
4.7 5) DK/NA

31) And in your opinion, what are the chances that the negotiations, if
continued, will succeed and will yield an agreement?
1.2 1) Very high chances
4.8 2) High chances
29.4 3) Medium chances
35.1 4) Low chances
27.7 5) Very low chances
1.7 6) DK/NA

32) If an agreement is reached in these negotiations, in your view, would
such an agreement be legitimate?
7.5 1) Certainly yes
35.5 2) Yes
37.0 3) No
13.8 4) Certainly no
6.2 5) DK/NA

33) Which side is in greater need of success in the direct
negotiations - the Palestinians or Israel?
47.5 1) Palestinians are of much greater need for success
16.3 2) Palestinians are of greater need for success
19.7 3) Both sides are of equal need for success
10.7 4) Israel is of greater need for success
3.3 5) Israel is of much greater need for success
2.5 6) DK/NA

34) And in your opinion, what do the Israelis think about which side is
of greater need of success in the negotiations - the Palestinians or Israel?
37.5 1) Palestinians are of much greater need for success
15.6 2) Palestinians are of greater need for success
14.4 3) Both sides are of equal need for success
23.5 4) Israel is of greater need for success
5.1 5) Israel is of much greater need for success
3.9 6) DK/NA

35-1) Going to the Security Council to obtain a recognition of a
Palestinian state
16.9 1) Certainly support
52.2 2) Support
22.5 3) Oppose
5.8 4) Certainly oppose
2.6 5) DK/NA

35-2) Unilaterally declare the establishment of a Palestinian state
10.6 1) Certainly support
43.3 2) Support
36.8 3) Oppose
6.9 4) Certainly oppose
2.3 5) DK/NA

35-3) Abandon the two state solution and demand the establishment of one
state for Palestinians and Israelis
5.7 1) Certainly support
21.3 2) Support
53.8 3) Oppose
16.9 4) Certainly oppose
2.3 5) DK/NA

35-4) Resort to popular non violent and unarmed resistance
8.5 1) Certainly support
42.0 2) Support
40.2 3) Oppose
7.7 4) Certainly oppose
1.6 5) DK/NA

35-5) Return to the armed intifada and confrontations
9.3 1) Certainly support
32.0 2) Support
46.6 3) Oppose
10.3 4) Certainly oppose
1.8 5) DK/NA

35-6 Dissolve the Palestinian Authority
10.9 1) Certainly support
29.1 2) Support
45.4 3) Oppose
11.5 4) Certainly oppose
3.2 5) DK/NA

36) If the Palestinian side decides to go the security council to obtain
recognition of a Palestinian state, do you think the US will use its veto
power against such a decision?
37.2 1) Certainly yes
38.3 2) Yes
12.8 3) No
3.8 4) Certainly no
7.9 5) DK/NA

37) If at the end of 2011 the Palestinian side unilaterally declares the
establishment of a Palestinian state without an agreement with Israel, do
you think such a declaration will lead to actual change on the current
conditions in the Palestinian areas with regard to settlements and control
of the occupation forces over roads and crossings in the West Bank?
2.2 1) Certainly lead to positive change
19.7 2) Will lead to change to the better
32.5 3) Will not lead to any change, positive or negative
31.0 4) Will lead to negative change
11.0 5) Certainly will lead to negative change
3.6 6) DK/NA

38) Do you think the direction the PA is calling for today in the West
Bank in favor of peaceful resistance to occupation is capable of ending
occupation or stopping settlements?
3.2 1) Certainly capable
22.9 2) Capable
54.6 3) Incapable
17.1 4) Certainly incapable
2.2 5) DK/NA

39) If no agreement is reached in the current negotiations, and armed
confrontations between Palestinians and Israelis erupted, do you think they
will help achieve Palestinian national rights in ways that negotiations
could not?
1) Certainly they will help
33.1 2) Will help
43.9 3) Will not help
10.9 4) Certainly they will not help
3.9 5) DK/NA

40) If such armed confrontations like these were to take place, will you
support or oppose them?
8.3 1) Certainly support
8.3 2) Support
38.6 3) Oppose
43.3 4) Certainly oppose
5.8 5) DK/NA

41) What do you expect to happen between Palestinians and Israelis now
after the start of the direct talks with American mediation and after the
expiration of the period of the Israeli settlement freeze and the return of
settlers to building more homes in settlements?
17.4 1) Negotiations will resume soon enough and armed confrontations
44.7 2) Negotiations will resume but some armed attacks will cont
31.9 3) Armed confrontations will not stop and the two sides will
6.0 4) DK/NA

42) Now more than 40 years after the Israeli occupation of the West Bank
and the Gaza Strip, what in your view are the chances for the establishment
of an independent Palestinian state next to the state of Israel in the next
five years? Are they high, medium, low, or none existent?
25.0 1) None existent
41.9 2) Low
28.3 3) Medium
3.3 4) High
1.6 5) DK/NA
25.0
43) And generally speaking is it possible or impossible to reach these
days a final status settlement with Israel?
2.0 1) Definitely possible
25.1 2) Think it is possible
46.5 3) Think it is impossible
24.8 4) definitely impossible
1.6 5) DK/NA

44) To what extent are you worried or not worried that you or a member
of your family could be hurt by Israel in your daily life or that your land
would be confiscated or home demolished?
28.6 1) Very Worried
47.7 2) Worried
18.5 3) Not worried
5.1 4) Not worried at all
0.2 5) DK/NA

45) What do you think are the aspirations of Israel for the long run?
4.5 1) Withdrawal from the territories it occupied in 1967 after
8.7 2) Withdrawal form part of the occupied territories after gu
19.8 3) Annexation of the West Bank while denying political right
64.5 4) Extending the borders of the state of Israel to cover all
2.5 5) DK/NA

46) According to the Saudi plan, Israel will retreat from all
territories occupied in 1967 including Gaza the West Bank, Jerusalem and the
Golan Heights, and a Palestinian state will be established. The refugees
problem will be resolved through negotiation in a just and agreed upon
manner and in accordance with UN resolution 194 which allows return of
refugees to Israel and compensation. In return, all Arab states will
recognize Israel and its right to secure borders, will sign peace treaties
with her and establish normal diplomatic relations. Do you agree or
disagree to this plan?
10.9 1) Certainly agree
46.5 2) Agree
29.0 3) Disagree
9.6 4) Certainly Disagree
4.1 5) DK/NA

47) If the US under president Obama decides to pressure the
Palestinians and the Israeli sides to accept and implement the Arab or Saudi
Peace Initiative, do you think the Palestinian side should accept or reject
this American intervention
52.9 1) Accept
41.9 2) Reject
5.1 3) DK/NA

48) What in your opinion will be the attitude of most Israelis to such
American intervention - would they accept or reject it?
6.1 1) Certainly accept
34.0 2) Accept
45.0 3) Reject
8.3 4) Certainly reject
6.6 5) DK/NA

49) There is a proposal that after the establishment of an independent
Palestinian state and the settlemnet of all issues in dispute, including the
refugees and Jerusalem issues, there will be a mutual recognition of Israel
as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the
Palestinians people. Do you agree or disagree to this proposal?
5.7 1) Certainly agree
43.7 2) Agree
35.4 3) Disagree
13.0 4) Certainly Disagree
2.2 5) DK/NA

50_1) From among the countries in the region and the world, which one
you view as the most supportive of the Palestinians and their just rights?
24.5 1) Turkey
3.6 2) Lebanon
6.9 3) Iran
17.0 4) Egypt
2.9 5) Jordan
6.5 6) Saudi Arabia
1.3 7) Iraq
8.0 8) Syria
2.5 9) Venezuella
1.1 10) France
1.9 11) Qatar
6.8 12) Others
0.7 13) No Opinion/Don't know
16.5 14) No one

51) The issue of religious freedoms has recently resurfaced in the US.
How do you evaluate the American society today, is it in your view tolerant
or intolerant toward other religions?
1.0 1) Certainly tolerant
25.4 2) Tolerant
57.3 3) Intolerant
10.8 4) Certainly intolerant
5.5 5) DK/NA

52) Hamas carried out an armed attack near Bani Na'im in the Hebron
region leading to the death of four Israeli settlers. What in your opinion
was Hamas's primary motivation behind this attack?
38.8 1) Resistance of occupation and settlements
49.1 2) Bring about a failure in the launch of negotiations
1.7 3) Others (specify ----- )
10.5 4) DK/NA

53) Do you support or oppose this armed attack?
15.5 1) Strongly support
35.4 2) Support
37.9 3) Oppose
6.5 4) Strongly appose
4.7 5) DK/NA

54) After the attack, the Palestinian Authority carried out a crackdown
on Hamas with arrests of members in the West Bank. Do you support or oppose
the steps taken by the PA against Hamas after the attack?
3.0 1) Strongly support
16.5 2) Support
55.9 3) Oppose
20.4 4) Strongly appose
4.2 5) DK/NA

55) Concerning armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel,
I….
14.4 1) Strongly support
34.6 2) Support
43.2 3) Oppose
6.0 4) Strongly appose
1.8 5) DK/NA

56) Which of the following political parties do you support?
0.1 01) PPP
3.3 02) PFLP
30.5 03) Fateh
18.1 04) Hamas
0.5 05) DFLP
1.3 06) Islamic Jihad
0.2 07) Fida
0.9 08) National initiative (almubadara)
2.2 09) Independent Islamist
3.4 10) Independent nationalist
1.0 11) Third way headed by salam fayyad
37.6 12) None of the above
0.8 13) Others

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This PSR survey was conducted with the support of the Konrad Adenauer
Stiftung in Ramallah

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