15 December 2012: The Public Mood, UN Vote, Gaza Confrontation, Elections, PA and Government and Evaluation of Leadership.
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Publication Date: 15 December 2012
Sample Size: 1200 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
Fieldwork: 1-2 December 2012
Margin of error: ±3%
- 85 percent strongly believe that the UN vote was a victory for the Palestinian cause. In contrast, only 14 percent disagree.
- 79 percent are hopeful that the UN vote will be followed by tangible progress towards Palestinian independence.
- Overall, 68 percent believe that the UN vote will advance the Palestinian cause. In contrast, 17 percent believe that nothing will change and 13 percent believe that the cause will be set back by the vote.
- 90 percent of respondents believe that the confrontations and the resulting truce represent a victory for the Palestinians. Only 10 percent disagree.
- 84 percent are hopeful that the Gaza confrontation will be followed by tangible progress towards Palestinian independence.
- The majority (51 percent) of respondents believe that Palestinian people in general gained the most from the recent conflict, as opposed to one particular Palestinian party.
- 76 percent believe that Israel lost the most in this war.
- 89 percent say that their views of Hamas improved or improved to some extent, while only 8 percent say that their views diminished.
- 81 percent say that their views of Fatah improved or improved to some extent, while 15 percent say that their views diminished.