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Monday, February 9, 2004
Palestinian Poll:30.7% favor suicide attacks in Israel 35.4% call for a halt to such attacks

Palestinian Poll:30.7% favor suicide attacks in Israel 35.4% call for a halt
to such attacks .

Poll no.120
Date: 09 february 2004

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

(62.9%) support to various degrees the notion that says "the peace process
is the best thing Palestinian can get under the current international
changes".
( 35.2%) Support the continuation of Intifada, while (39.8%) call for a
halt.
(30.7%) in favor of suicidal attacks in Israel, and (35.4%) call for a halt
to such attacks .
(59.3%) Support to varying degree the President Arafat.
(35.7%) Support to varying degree Mr. Ahmed Qre' (Abu El-A'la) as a
Palestinian Prime Minister
(56.3%) Pessimistic about the future.

From Majd Kokaly - Information Section

A poll recently conducted by the PCPO, prepared and supervised by its
president, Dr. Nabil Kukali, included a random sample of ( 500 ) Palestinian
adults from the Palestinian territories .
The polls reveals that (59.3%) support to varying degree the president
Arafat , while (29.7%) oppose, and (11.0%) express no opinion .
President of the PCPO, Dr. Nabil Kukali, stated that the poll took place
26-31 January, 2004 and the average age of the respondents was ( 31.0)
years, and the margin of error was( 4.38 )percent points.
Kukali also stated that the percentage of female respondents was (47.0%)
while that of the male ones was (53.0%). He pointed out to the average size
of respondents' families that was (7.0) persons.

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

1. Please, express your degree of support to Mr. Ahmed Qre' ?
12 November 2003/09 February 2004
1. Strongly agree/18.4%/3.2%
2. Somewhat agree /41.9%/32.5%
3. Somewhat disagree/16.4%/29.9%
4. Strongly disagree/12.0%/15.9%
5. No Opinion/11.3%/18.5%

2. Do you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose, or strongly
oppose the notion that says that the political process (i.e. peace process)
is the best thing we can get
under current conditions (i.e. international changes):
12 Nov 2002/30 Jun 2003/30 Sep 2003/12 Nov 2003/09February 2004
1. Strongly support/16.2%/15.9%/15.5%/21.2%/19.7%
2. Somewhat support 24.0%/32.4%/29.7%/39.9%/43.2%
3. Somewhat oppose /13.1%/15.1%/14.5%/15.1%/14.8%
4. Strongly oppose /28.1%/17.2%/24.2%/11.8%/9.7%
5. Do not know/18.6%/19.4%/16.1%/12.0%/12.6%

3. Do you or not believe that if the Israeli government's taking serious and
sincere measures to lift the siege and security belt on the Palestinian
territories will alleviate violence?
20 Nov 2002/14 Apr 2003/30 Sep 2003/12 Nov 2003/09February 2004
1. Yes/28.7%/26.8%/23.2%/35.4%/26.8%
2. To some extent/35.8%/46.0%/43.1%/28.8%/30.8%
3. No/25.8%/18.0%/25.4%/26.6%/35.0%
4. Do not know/9.7%/9.2%/8.3%/9.2%/7.4%

4. Some people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip support the continuation of
the Intifada, while others call for a halt to it which of these two opinions
is closer to yours?
27 Nov 2000/30 Jun 2003/30 Sep 2003/12 Nov 2003/09 February 2004
1. Continuation of the Intifada/73.0%/44.9%/56.3%/42.6%/35.2%
2. Halting the Intifada/19.6%/37.0%/30.9%/44.5%/39.8%
3. Do not know / refuse to answer/7.4%/18.1%/12.8%/12.9%/25.0%

5. When asked:' to what degree do you support president Arafat"?
20 Nov 2002/30 Jun 2003/30 Sep 2003/12 Nov 2003/09 February 2004
1. Strongly support /20.2%/31.7%/41.6%/42.5%/27.1%
2. Somewhat Support /18.1%/32.7%/32.1%/29.9%/32.2%
3. Somewhat oppose/21.7%/22.3%/16.3%/17.2%/17.6%
4. Strongly oppose/16.1%/7.2%/4.6%/4.6%/12.1%
5. No Opinion/23.9%/6.1%/5.4%/5.8%/11.0%

6. Given the current political and economical conditions, are you optimistic
or pessimistic about the future?
20 Nov 2002/14 Apr 2003/30 Sep 2003/12 Nov 2003/09 February 2004
1. Optimistic /29.2%/30.0%/36.2%/31.4%/17.2%
2. Pessimistic /56.8%/56.0%/47.0%/53.1%/56.3%
3. No opinion /14.0%/14.0%/16.8%/15.5%/26.5%

7. Forty months back, to the time when the current Al-Aqsa Intifada
broke out, do you believe that it served or harmed the Palestinian
interests?

20 Nov 2002/14 Apr 2003/30 Sep 2003/12 Nov 2003/09February 2004
1. Considerably served/13.3%/12.6%/14.1%/13.9%/8.8%
2. Somewhat served/28.4%/33.8%/32.8%/35.4%/29.1%
3. Somewhat harmed/15.8%/17.1%/17.2%/18.1%/15.8%
4. Considerably harmed/25.1%/21.8%/23.0%/18.7%/21.6%
5. No opinion/17.4%/14.7%/12.9%/13.9%/24.8%

8. How likely is it that there will be peace with the Israelis in the near
future?
06 January 2002/23 September 2002/09 February 2004
1. Very likely /4.5%/12.5%/7.8%
2. Somewhat likely/ 26.5%/29.7%/40.9%
3. Somewhat unlikely/ 17.3%/15.9%/25.0%
4. Very unlikely /29.1%/31.1%/15.7%
5. Refused-do not read/ 22.6%/10.8%/10.6%

9.Some people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip support suicidal attacks in
Israel, while others support a halt to such attacks now. Which is closer to
your opinion:
20 Nov 2002/27 Mar 2003/30 Sep 2003/09February 2004
1.Such attacks must halt/29.8%/43.0%/27.2%/35.4%
2. Such attacks must continue/45.3%/38.3%/54.9%/30.7%
3. Refuse to answer / do not know/24.9%/18.7%/17.9%/33.9%

10.How do you generally evaluate the present performance of the Palestinian
authority ?

22 December 2003/09 February 2004
1. Very good/5.4%/1.7%
2. Good/17.9%/17.0%
3. Not good, but not bad/27.4%/25.9%
4. Bad/15.2%/15.7%
5. Very bad/27.7%/32.7%
6. No opinion/ 6.4%/7.0%

Contact Person:
Dr. Nabil Kukali
Tel: 02 2774846, Fax: 02 277 2034
Mobile: 067 216643,059726878
Email: kukali@p-ol.com

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