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Publication date: 23 July 2014
Sample size for the Public Opinion Poll: 300 Palestinians in the West Bank only
Fieldwork for the Public Opinion Poll: 19-21 July 2014
Sample size for the Opinion Leaders’ Poll: 150 Palestinians
Fieldwork for the Opinion Leader’s Poll: 19-22 July 2014
- 51 percent of the Palestinian public supports an immediate ceasefire, while 44 percent opposes.
- Palestinian opinion leaders are also split on the issue of ceasefire (47 percent support and 47 percent oppose).
- 53 percent of the public and 49 percent of opinion leaders reject a return to the 2012 ceasefire agreement.
- 64 percent of the public state that their position, in regards to a ceasefire, is closer to that of Hamas, while 15 percent state their position is closer to that of President Abbas.
- 40 percent of opinion leaders state that their position is at odds with both Hamas and Fatah, while 39 percent state that their position is closer to Hamas and 20 percent state that their position is closer to the President.
- 58 percent of the Palestinian public in the West Bank believe that Palestinians are currently winning the war, and 56 percent of opinion leaders say that no party is winning.
- 55 percent of the public and 52 percent of opinion leaders believe that Palestine will suffer the biggest losses after the war concludes.
- Hamas’s performance in the war garners the highest positive evaluation among the public, and the performance of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) receives the highest positive evaluation among Palestinian opinion leaders.
- In terms of news coverage of the current Gaza crisis, the Al- Aqsa TV channel is the most viewed among the Palestinian public, while Palestine Today is most viewed among opinion leaders.
- 36 percent of opinion leaders and 22 percent of the public obtain their news through electronic news websites and Facebook