Poll of Israelis: 60.4% support liquidating Selah Shehade even after
civilians died in the operation
Aaron Lerner Date: 25 July 2002
The following is IMRA's translation of the results of a telephone poll of
511 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out by Shevakim
Panorama for Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program on 24 July 2002.
Survey error +/- 4.5 percentage points.
After the fact, in light of the deaths of civilians and children in the
operation to liquidate Selah Shehade in Gaza, was the decision to carry out
Justified 60.4% Unjustified 30.8% No reply 8.8%
Was it correct to liquidate Selah Shehade in Gaza in the middle of efforts
to reach an agreement with Hamas and other terror organizations for a halt
to the attacks?
Correct decision 70.2% Incorrect 21.2% No reply 8.6%
Do you support or oppose the intentions of the security system to banish the
families of terrorists who carried out attacks to the Gaza Strip?
Support 75.0% Oppose 18.7% No reply 6.3%
Did the Tal Law that deals with giving yeshiva students a draft deferment
get the support of the majority of the Knesset:
67.1% Out of purely political and coalition considerations
19.0% Due to relevant considerations meant to reduce the polarization of
13.9% No reply
In light of the dispute between the Ministry of the Treasury the Ministry of
Defense, should the budget of the Ministry of Defense be cut?
Yes 32.4% No 55.3% No reply 12.3%
What grade would you give to Minister of Industry and Trade Daliah Itzik for
how she handled the "bread crisis" at the start of the week?
Very good 19.3% Good 29.9%
Pretty poorly 5.9% Bad 14.3%
The Government decided to expel 50 thousand foreign workers by the end of
the year. Do you:
Support 71.0% Oppose 23.0% No reply 6.0%
And with regards to the Israel Electric workers, what solution do you
05.1% Continue arrangement as now. They receive free electricity
73.0% They should pay for electricity just like all citizens in the State
16.3% They should qualify for free electricity in the amount of twice the
average consumption of a family
05.6% No reply
Did the sharp drop in the prices of stocks on Wall Street concern you?
Very much 16.2% Considerably 33.0%
No so much 10.0% No at all 35.3% No reply 5.5%
And regarding the bank safety deposit box theft in Bank Discount in Tel
Aviv. Who do you think should compensate the safety deposit box owners who
The bank 62.2% The State - Bank of Israel 11.5%
No one - the owners of the safety deposit boxes should have insured them
No reply 10.6%
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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