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Wednesday, March 3, 2004
PCPO Poll of Palestinians 24-28 February, 2004

Poll No.121 Date:
03 March 2004

A poll carried out by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO) and
Prepared by President
Dr.Nabil Kukali.

(74.4%) Evaluate the general economical conditions in the
Palestinian territories as bad.
(72.7%) Worried to varying degrees for their means of subsistence.
(74.1%) Believe that the PA is incapable of creating job
opportunities for the Palestinians workers in Israel.

From Majd Kokaly - Information Section

A poll recently conducted by the PCPO and prepared by Dr. Nabil Kukali,
included a random sample of (540) Palestinian adults, 18 years and older,
from the Palestinian territories.
The poll reveals that (74.4%) of Palestinians evaluate the general
economical condition in the Palestinian territories as bad, while (20.3%)
evaluate it fair, (1.7%) good, and (3.6%) express no opinion.

President of the PCPO, Dr. Nabil Kukali, stated that the poll took place
24-28 February, 2004 and the average age of the respondents was (31.5)
years, and the margin of error was( 4.22+/-)percent points.
Kukali also stated that the percentage of female respondents was (47.4%)
while that of the male ones was (52.6%). He pointed out to the average size
of respondents' families that was (7.1) persons.

Dr.Kukali said the results of the poll were as follows:

1. To what degree are you concerned for your means of subsistence?
20 Nov 2002/14 Apr 2003/30 Sep 2003/03 March 2004
1. Highly concerned20.7%/22.4%/26.4%/28.7%
2. Concerned 29.8%/27.4%/31.7%/44.0%
3. Not that concerned19.8%/17.5%/20.2%/12.8%
4. Absolutely unconcerned19.1%/18.7%/12.4%/8.7%
5. Do not know 10.6%/14.0%/9.3%/5.8%

2. Do you believe that the PA is capable or incapable of creating job
opportunities to the Palestinian workers in Israel?
27 Nov 2000/14 Apr 2003/30 Sep 2003/12 Nov 2003/03 March 2004
1. Capable30.5%/18.2%/19.7%/12.1%/6.6%
2. Incapable43.4%/64.7%/67.2%/65.5%/74.1%
3. Do not know26.1%/17.1%/13.1%/22.4%/19.3%

3. If Al-Aqsa Intifada continued in a way that further aggravated your
financial conditions, would you still support it or demand that it stop?
3 Feb 2003/14 Apr 2003/03 March 2004
1. Would still support44.2%/32.3%/22.9%
2. Would demand that it stop30.9%/30.9%/33.8%
3. Do not know24.8%/36.8%/43.3%

4. Do you evaluate your financial conditions as ?
03 March 2004
1. Bad 54.1%
2. Fair36.3%
3. Good 5.7%
4. Non committal 3.9%

5. If you compare the prices of commodities with your personal financial
conditions, do you or not believe that it is an appropriate time to purchase
them?
3 Feb 2003/14 Apr 2003/03 March 2004
1. Appropriate6.1%/7.6%/3.2%
2. Somewhat Appropriate34.7%/32.3%/37.4%
3. Somewhat Inappropriate36.7%/28.2%/30.8%
4. Absolutely Inappropriate17.2%/19.6%/20.8%
5. No Opinion5.2%/12.3%/7.8%

6 .How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following:
"There can be no real economic growth and prosperity for the Palestinians
and the Israelis without a peace settlement between them"?
30 Sep 2003/03 March 2004
1- Strongly agree21.5%/21.0%
2- Somewhat agree36.8%/45.1%
3- Somewhat disagree10.8%/14.6%
4- Strongly disagree18.1%/8.7%
5- Don't know12.8%/10.6%

7 .To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
"Mutual cooperation and joint projects between all nations of the region,
including Israelis and Palestinians, in areas such as water, health,
environment, tourism etc. - should start as soon as possible / now even
before final peace agreements are reached"
30 September 2003/03 March 2004
1- Strongly agree15.7%/14.6%
2- somewhat agree35.1%/41.9%
3- somewhat disagree12.1%/20.8%
4- Strongly disagree24.6%/12.7%
5- Don't know12.5%/10.0%

8. Do you evaluate the general economical situation in the Palestinian
territories as?
20 Nov 2002 /14 Apr 2003/30 Sep 2003/12 Nov 2003/03 March 2004
1. Good 9.2%/2.6%/8.1%/7.6%/1.7%
2. Fair 24.7%/23.1%/19.5%/22.9%/20.3%
3. Bad 60.8%/69.8%/70.2%/62.5%/74.4%
4. Do not Know5.3%/4.5%/2.2%/7.0%/3.6%

9. Do you believe that the government of Abu Al-A'la is able to improve the
Economical conditions of the Palestinian people?
12 November 2003/03 March 2004
1. Yes12.7%/2.3%
2. Up to a certain degree36.0%/27.4%
3. No39.3%/53.8%
4. I have no opinion12.0%/16.5%

10. Would you increase or decrease your support of the Intifada if Israel
continued imposing economical siege and the security belt on the Palestinian
territories?
3 Feb 2003/14 Apr 2003/03 March 2004
1.Would increase support35.9%/28.4%/25.7%
2. Would decrease support21.7%/21.6%/24.8%
3. No difference24.5%/21.3%/24.0%
4. No opinion17.9%/28.7%/25.5%

11. When asked, "In general, do you think that the PA has an economical
agenda to encounter the current crisis"?
19 June 2002/03 March 2004
1. No 49.9%/55.7%
2. Somewhat 29.8%/23.8%
3. Yes 9.5%/2.8%
4. No opinion 10.8%/17.7%

12. And in the present situation whilst permanent peace agreement has not
yet been reached - do you support or reject an open market and joint
economic projects between Israel and the Palestinians?
03 March 2004
1. Definitely support 10.0%
2. Somewhat support 44.1%
3. Somewhat reject 17.6%
4. Definitely reject 16.7%
5. Don't know 11.6%

Contact Person:
Dr. Nabil Kukali
Tel: 02 2774846, Fax: 02 277 2034
Mobile: 067 216643
Email: kukali@p-ol.com

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