Israeli Arabs prefer remainig Israeli citizens over PA citizenship 62%:14%
Dr. Aaron Lerner 26 December, 2007
Poll Methodology Representative sample 514 Israeli Arabs Over 18 years old
Phone calls: 3-5 Dec. 2007
+ - 4.5% margin of error. KEEVOON Research, Strategy & Communications.
1. "There has been a lot of talk lately about the formation of a new
Palestinian State. It has been suggested by some that Israeli Arabs could
continue to live in Israel, but change their citizenship to the new
Palestinian State. Given the choice, and continuing to live where you
presently live today, would you prefer to be a citizen of Israel or of a new
Remain Israeli citizens 62% Join a future Palestinian State 14%
No opinion or refused to answer 24%
The strongest support for remaining citizens of Israel was exhibited by
members of the Druse community, 84% of whom would choose Israel. Lower
income households also showed strong support with 71% of them choosing
Israel. Men were more likely than women to choose to remain Israeli
citizens (67% vs. 56%). The strongest support for becoming citizens of a
future Palestinian State was among students with 21% as opposed to the
average of 14%. The largest percentage of undecided citizens was among
Christian Arab Israelis with 43% compared to the average of 24%.
2. Among Olmert, Barak or Netanyahu, who is more likely to make peace with
the Palestinian Authority and Israel's neighbors.
Barak 18% Olmert 8% Netanyahu 7% None of them 36% no opinion or refused to
Barak's greatest support is among the Druse with 29%. Netanyahu's greatest
support is among residents of the Negev (22%) and 45-55 year olds (19%).
47% of Christian Arabs and students didn't know or refused to answer this