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Results of Palestinian Public Opinion Poll

No. 57

25-27 October 2018


Several rounds of talk between the representatives of Fateh and Hamas were conducted in Cairo under the Egyptian sponsorship. Representatives of different Palestinian factions participated in these talks but no agreement to end the Palestinian division and achieve a reconciliation has been reached yet.

The Palestinian Authority has stopped communication with the US administration and called for expanding the auspices of the negotiation between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. This Palestinian move came as a result to the declaration made by the US President, Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the US embassy there. Meanwhile the US Administration every now and then declares that they will launch the “Deal of the Century” which will offer a final solution to the Palestinian question.

The Results

Following are the results of the Palestinian Public Opinion Poll no. 57 conducted by the Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University during the period from 25-27 October 2018. The University sponsors all polls conducted by its Center.

This poll undertakes the Palestinian national reconciliation, ending the Palestinian division, the US President’s (Donald Trump) recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the US Embassy there, the possibilities of conducting presidential and legislative elections and the political affiliations of Palestinian people.

The sample included 1362 persons whose age group is 18 and above and who have the right to vote. The enclosed questionnaire was distributed on 862 persons from the West Bank and 500 persons from the Gaza Strip. The sample was drawn randomly and the margin of error is about ±3%; still 2.5% of the members of the sample refused to answer the questionnaire.

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