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Tuesday, March 27, 2007
JMCC Poll no. 61: Peace process and Israeli activities low priority to Palestinians

JMCC Poll no. 61

Jerusalem Media & Communications Center
PO Box: 25047 - Jerusalem
Tel. 02-2976555 Fax: 02-2976557
Email: poll@jmcc.org
A public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communications
Center (JMCC) after the formation of the national unity government - during
the period between 19 and 21 March 2007. Sample of 1,198 persons (757 in the
West Bank and 441 in Gaza Strip).

Q.1 In general, how optimistic or pessimistic do you feel towards the
future?
7.3%-Very optimistic
60.5%-Optimistic
23.0%-Pessimistic
8.3%-Very Pessimistic
0.9%-No answer

Q.2 How optimistic or Pessimistic are you towards reaching a peaceful
settlement for the Arab-Israeli conflict?
3.7%-Very optimistic
41.2%-Optimistic
33.1%-Pessimistic
20.4%-Very Pessimistic
1.6%-No answer

Q. 3 Some believe that a two state formula is the favored solution for the
Arab-Israeli conflict while others believe that historic Palestine cannot be
divided and thus the favored solution is a bi-national state on all of
Palestine where Palestinians and Israeli enjoy equal representation and
rights, which of these solutions do you prefer?
46.7%-Two- state solution: an Israeli state and a Palestinian state
26.5%-Bi -national state on all of historic Palestine
11.0%-One Palestinian state *
2.0%-Islamic state *
0.4%-Other solution
9.7%-No solution
3.7%-No answer/don't know
* These answers were not included as part of the options read to the
interviewee

Q4. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way President (Abu Mazen) is
performing his job as a president of the PNA?
15.1%-Very satisfied
33.8%-Somewhat satisfied
18.4%-Somewhat dissatisfied
29.8%-Very dissatisfied
2.9%-No answer

Q5. How would you evaluate the performance of Haniyeh's previous government
in comparison with Abu Ala's government? Would you say that the performance
of the previous Haniyeh's government is better than Abu Ala's government,
same as Abu Ala's government, or worse than Abu Ala's government?
33.7%-Haniyeh's previous government's performance is better than Abu Ala's
government
32.3%-Haniyeh's previous governments performance is as same as Abu Ala's
government
28.5%-Haniyeh's previous government performance is worse than Abu Ala's
government
5.5%-No answer

Q6. Hamas Campaign's slogan was "yes for change and reform" to what extent
do you think Haniyeh's government was genuine in achieving its slogan? Was
it very genuine, genuine, in between, or not genuine at all?
19.7%-Was Very genuine
23.5%-Was genuine
22.1%-Was in between
17.1%-Was not Genuine
14.7%-Was not Genuine at all
2.9%-No answer /don't know

Q7. How would you evaluate the performance of the following Palestinian
Authority agencies during Haniyeh's previous government? Good, average, or
bad?

Prime Minister ( Isma'il Haniyeh)
44.2%-Good
31.2%-Average
23.1%-Bad
1.5%-No answer

Security Agencies
17.4%-Good
33.6%-Average
47.9%-Bad
1.1%-No answer

Legislative Council
23.0%-Good
40.6%-Average
34.1%-Bad
2.3%-No answer

Council of Ministers ( Executive Authority)
25.0%-Good
35.6%-Average
36.1%-Bad
3.3%-No answer

Palestinian Education System
39.1%-Good
35.6%-Average
24.4%-Bad
0.9%-No answer

Palestinian Health System
29.8%-Good
36.1%-Average
32.4%-Bad
1.7%-No answer

Palestinian Television
29.4%-Good
38.0%-Average
29.9%-Bad
2.7%-No answer

Palestinian Radio
27.0%-Good
38.3%-Average
27.6%-Bad
7.1%-No answer

Ministry of Interior ( Passports, ID Cards)
25.7%-Good
41.2%-Average
27.2%-Bad
5.9%-No answer

Ministry of Social Affairs
22.0%-Good
42.0%-Average
28.2%-Bad
7.8%-No answer

Vehicle registration and traffic department
21.0%-Good
37.8%-Average
31.5%-Bad
9.7%-No answer

Q8. The recent years witnessed forms of chaos, lack of implementation of the
law, and security and public disorder, during Haniyeh's previous government,
in your opinion did these forms increase, didn't change or did they
decrease?
60.8%-Forms of chaos have increased
27.0%-Didn't change
11.1%-Forms of chaos have decreased
1.1%-Don't know\ no answer

Q9. Do you think that Haniyeh's previous government assisted pushing the
current PA Reform process forward? Backward? Or it didn't have any
influence on the current reform process?
29.6%-It assisted pushing the current PA reform process forward
28.4%-It assisted pushing the current PA Reform process backwards
39.2%-It didn't have any influence on the current reform process
2.8%-No answer

Q10. with regards to its work and agenda, do you think that Haniye's
previous government provided the Palestinian citizen with more information
than Abu Ala's government, less than Abu Ala's government, or the same
amount of information as Abu Ala's government?
31.9%-More than Abu Ala's government
32.0%-The same as Abu Ala's government
28.0%-Less than Abu Ala's government
8.1%- don't Know\No answer

Q11. Do you think that there is corruption in the PNA? YES or No?
87.3%-Yes
9.2%-No
3.5%-I don't Know \ No answer

Q11-1. To what extent do you think there is corruption in the PNA, to a high
level, a medium level, or a low level?*
56.0%-To a high level
31.3%-Medium level
12.5%-Low level
0.2%-No answer
* this question was asked to those who answered that there was corruption in
the PNA in question 11

Q12. In the light of Haniyehs's previous government, to what extent did you
feel the presence of nepotism in providing public services?
24.3%-To a great extent
26.4%-To an average extent
27.0%-To a low extent
15.8%-No nepotism at all
6.5%-No answer/Don't know

Q13. In the light of Haniyeh's previous government, to what extent did you
feel the presence of nepotism in providing public services?
29.2%-To a great extent
23.7%-To an average extent
24.9%-To a low extent
14.9%-No nepotism at all
6.8%-Don't Know
0.5%-No answer

Q14. To what extent do you think Haniyeh's previous government was
transparent in handling the financial matters? To a very high extent, to a
high extent, to an average extent, to a low extent, to a very low extent?
15.6%-To a very high degree
20.5%-High degree
24.1%-Average
20.1%-Low degree
11.4%-Very low degree
8.3%-No answer/Don't know

Q15. To what extent did Haniyeh's previous government spend its revenues
from the donations , taxes and other fees in an ingenuous way?
25.2%-To a great extent
30.3%-To an average extent
29.8%-To a low extent
14.7%-No answer/Don't know

Q16. when comparing Haniyeh's previous government with Abu Ala's government
did the level of corruption in Haniyeh's previous government increase , did
not change , or did it increase?
25.9%-Increased
35.8%-Decreased
36.3%-Didn't change
2.0%-No answer

Q17. In your opinion , what is the worst form of corruption ?
33.6%-Nepotism
25.7%-Favoring supporters of a certain movement
20.0%-Lack of transparency
9.8%-Abuse of Public Fund
8.8%-Bribery
0.5%-Other
1.6%-No answer

Q18. Recently, do you think that the number of civil servants has increased,
didn't change, or decreased?
48.0%-Increased
31.1%-Didn't change
12.3%-Decreased
8.6%-No answer/Don't know

Q19. In your opinion, to what extent did Haniyeh's previous government
publicize its decisions and policy in order to keep the citizen informed of
its work?
20.4%-To a great extent
27.8%-To an average extent
42.0%-To a low extent
9.8%-No answer/Don't know

Q20. Did you vote in the PLC elections that took place at the beginning of
last year?
75.5%-Yes
23.7%-No
0.8%-No answer

Q21.Which list did you vote for?*
3.8%-Alternative list ( DFLP, PPP, Fida, and independents coalition)
4.1%-Independent Palestine list ( Mustafa Barghouthi and the independents)
4.8%-Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa List
0.3%-Martyr Abu Abbas List
0.6%-Freedom and Social Justice list
44.8%-Change and reform list
0.3%-The National Coalition for Democratic Justice (Waed)
3.3%-The Third Road List
0.6%-Freedom and Independence List
0.3%-Palestine Justice List
34.3%-Fateh List
2.8%-No answer
This question was asked to those who voted in the PLC's elections

Q21 Did Haniyeh's previous government rise to the level of your
expectations?
53.8%-Yes
44.0%-No
2.2%-No answer
This question was asked to those who voted for change and reform list in the
PLC's elections

Q22. If the elections happened another time today, which list would you vote
for?
1.5%-Alternative list ( DFLP, PPP, Fida, and independents coalition)
3.2%-Independent Palestine list ( Mustafa Barghouthi and the independents)
3.2%-Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa List
0.1%-Martyr Abu Abbas List
0.1%-Freedom and Social Justice list
24.3%-Change and reform list
0.3%-The National Coalition for Democratic Justice (Waed)
1.9%-The Third Road List
0.3%-Freedom and Independence List
0.3%-Palestine Justice List
31.6%-Fateh List
29.2%-Wont' vote
4.0%-No answer

Q23. In your opinion, to what extent is Mecca Agreement capable of ending
the internal Palestinian crisis?
28.5%-To a great extent
32.7%-To an average extent
22.9%-To a low extent
10.0%-Not capable at all
5.9%-Don't know \ no answer

Q24. In your opinion , what should the priorities of this coming government
be?
43.1%-Resolve the difficult financial and economic situation of the
Palestinian people
7.8%-Move ahead with a peace process that might contribute to ending the
occupation
13.6%-Counter the Israeli settlement expansion and the obliteration of
Jerusalem
24.7%- End the state of chaos and implement law and order
10.3%-Undertake reform and combat corruption
0.5%-No answer

Second Priority
25.0%-Resolve the difficult financial and economic situation of the
Palestinian people
13.1%-Move ahead with a peace process that might contribute to ending the
occupation
14.7%-Counter the Israeli settlement expansion and the obliteration of
Jerusalem
30.9%-End the state of chaos and implement law and order
15.9%-Undertake reform and combat corruption
0.4%-No answer

Third priority
15.0%-Resolve the difficult financial and economic situation of the
Palestinian people
14.9%-Move ahead with a peace process that might contribute to ending the
occupation
23.5%-Counter the Israeli settlement expansion and the obliteration of
Jerusalem
22.0%-End the state of chaos and implement law and order
24.0%-Undertake reform and combat corruption
0.6%-No answer

Fourth Priority
9.8%-Resolve the difficult financial and economic situation of the
Palestinian people
22.5%-Move ahead with a peace process that might contribute to ending the
occupation
26.1%-Counter the Israeli settlement expansion and the obliteration of
Jerusalem
14.8%-End the state of chaos and implement law and order
26.5%-Undertake reform and combat corruption
0.3%- No answer

Fifth Priority
7.0%-Resolve the difficult financial and economic situation of the
Palestinian people
41.0%-Move ahead with a peace process that might contribute to ending the
occupation
21.4%-Counter the Israeli settlement expansion and the obliteration of
Jerusalem
7.4%-End the state of chaos and implement law and order
22.4%-Undertake reform and combat corruption
0.8%-No answer

Q25. Do you expect the unity government to be able to accomplish each of the
following?
1. End the internal chaos and lack of security
68.9%-Yes
25.5%-No
5.6%-No Answer/don't know

2. End the Economic siege
63.9%-Yes
29.1%-No
7.0%-No Answer/don't know

3. Lift international boycott
53.3%-Yes
39.3%-No
7.4%-No Answer/don't know

4. Resume the peace process
47.9%-Yes
44.2%-No
7.9%-No Answer/don't know

5. Combat corruption and undertake reform needed
67.8%-Yes
26.4%-No
5.8%-No Answer/don't know

Q26. What do you think of the role the US Secretary of State, Rice is
playing in reviving the peace process? Is It?
0.8%- A very positive role
10.7%-A positive role
34.3%-A negative role
48.1%-A very negative role
5.0%-Don't know
1.1%-No answer

Q27. In your opinion, did the US Secretary of State Rice's efforts in the
region make the image of the US?
4.6%-Better than before
44.4%-Worse than before
46.3%-Didn't change
4.7%-No Answer/don't know

Q28. With regards to the German policy concerning the Palestinian - Israeli
conflict, do you think Germany is biased more towards the Israelis, the
Palestinians, or it's not biased at all?
61.1%-Germany is biased more towards the Israelis
4.3%-Germany is biased more towards the Palestinians
21.5%-Not biased at all
13.1%-No Answer/don't know

Q29. How do you evaluate the Performance of Germany as President of the
European Union at present?
11.9%-Good
35.7%-Average
34.6%-Bad
16.9%-Don't know \ No opinion
0.9%-No answer
*The question was open-ended

Q30. Which Palestinian Personality do you trust the most?
19.5%-Ismaeel Haniyeh
12.4%-Mahmoud Abbas ( abu Mazen)
5.1%-Marwan Barghouthi
4.5%-Muhammad Dahlan
3.4%-Mustafa Barghouthi
2.8%-Khaled Misha'el
2.8%-Yasser Arfat
2.2%-Ahmad Sa'adat
1.5%-Mahmoud a-Zahar
1.1%-Ahmad Yassin
11.5%-Other personalities
27.3%-Don't trust anyone
5.9%-No answer
*The question was open-ended

Q31. Which Palestinian Faction do you trust the most?
31.4%-Fatah
25.2%-Hamas
3.3%-PFLP
1.5%-Islamic Jihad
1.4%-The Palestinian Initiative
1.7%-Other Islamic factions
2.3%-Other factions
27.1%-Don't trust any faction
6.1%-No answer
*The question was open-ended

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