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Polls & Surveys


Conditional Partnership 2019: Relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel, The Israel Democracy Institute, September 22, 2019

The study finds that most Arab Israelis are in favor of the Arab parties joining the government, but do not recognize Israel’s right to define itself as the nation-state of the Jewish People. Additionally, 65% of Arabs are proud to be Israeli – the highest since 2003.

Public Opinion Poll No. 73, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, September 16, 2019

While support for two-state solution declines, support for armed attacks rises and an overwhelming majority rejects the US “deal of the century” and believes it will not end the occupation.

Younger Palestinians More Moderate on Tactical Issues, But Not on Long-Term Peace with Israel by David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, PolicyWatch 3175, September 6, 2019

American Jews, Politics and Israel by Frank Newport, Gallup, August 27, 2019

95% of Jews have favorable views of Israel.

New Poll: Palestinians Want All of Jerusalem, Prisoners Not as High a Priority as Widely Thought by Benjamin Kerstein, The Algemeiner, August 27, 2019

80% of Palestinians believe Arabs have abandoned them, poll shows by Khaled Abu Toameh, The Jerusalem Post, July 4, 2019

New Poll: Is America Experiencing Europe’s Growing Anti-Semitism?, Hudson Institute, June 6, 2019

Poll: Most Americans Support Israel, Say BDS Movement Anti-Semitic by Jeffrey Cimmino, Washington Free Beacon, June 6, 2019

51% of those surveyed held a favorable opinion of Israel, while only 21% held an unfavorable opinion. 75% agreed it is in America’s interest to have Israel as its closest ally in the Middle East.

Survey of American Jewish Opinion, AJC, June 2, 2019 (see also Israeli and French Jewish opinion and key insights)

J Street 2019 Poll of Democratic Primary and Caucus Voters, May 14, 2019 (see also analysis of the findings)

Comparing Arab Polls on Trump, U.S. Policy, Israel, Iran and More, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, May 9, 2019

Poll: 64% of Americans like Israelis, but only 41% like their government by Eric Cortellessa, The Times of Israel, April 24, 2019

Pew Research Center finds wide gap between Democratic and Republican views on Israeli and Palestinian people, and their leaders

Americans, but Not Liberal Democrats, Mostly Pro-Israel by Lydia Saad, Gallup, March 6, 2019 (see also New poll: Americans’ support for Israel declines to lowest point in a decade by Eric Cortellessa, The Times of Israel, March 6, 2019 and Misreading Polls on Israel — Again by Mitchell Bard, The Algemeiner, March 27, 2019)

Jewish Groups Slam Survey on Jews’ Attitudes to Israel by Paul Lungen, The Canadian Jewish News, February 22, 2019

Are Regional Leaders in Sync with Public Opinion? The Israeli-Palestinian Case by Tamar Hermann and David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, PolicyWatch #3076, February 11, 2019

For a State, Palestinians Would Cede “Right of Return”—and More by David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, December 3, 2018

Two surveys conducted by different Palestinian pollsters in October show unexpected popular flexibility on core issues of an eventual peace deal with Israel, despite widespread skepticism among Palestinians about current prospects. These findings suggest that American, Israeli, and Arab policymakers should all pay more attention to what the Palestinian people really want and less attention to what their politicians or partisans say they “should” want. [….] Two-thirds of Gazans say Palestinians should accept that the “right of return” not apply to Israel, but only to the West Bank and Gaza, if that is the price of a Palestinian state.

US Jews feel more positively towards Israel despite religious pluralism rift by Jeremy Sharon, The Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2018

A survey found that 81 percent of American Jews feel same or more positively towards Israel over last 5-10 years, and that 65 percent are largely unaware of controversies over religious pluralism.

Have Palestinians given up on resistance? by Adnan Abu Amer, Al-Monitor, October 26, 2018

From “American Jews Remain Strongly Supportive Of The Democratic Party,” The Mellman Group, October 16, 2018

92% of American Jews consider themselves “pro-Israel”

Most American Jews say you can support Israel and criticize its government by Ron Kampeas, The Times of Israel, October 17, 2018 (see also Jewish voters strongly favor Democrats in midterms and disapprove of Trump, poll finds by Ron Kampeas, JTA, October 17, 2018)

Is the anti-Israel tide in Europe starting to turn? by Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom, October 15, 2018

Israelis Balk At Input From U.S. Jews: Survey by Stewart Ain, The Jewish Week, May 30, 2018

UJA poll reveals ‘dangerous’ split on key issues, yet sense of common destiny

Together and Apart: Israeli Jews’ Views on their Relationship to American Jews and Religious Pluralism by Steven M. Cohen et al., UJA-Federation’s Survey of Israeli Jews 2017, January 29, 2018

Poll: 82 Percent of Israelis Proud of the Country, Half Fear War Is Near by Arik Bender, The Jerusalem Post, April 19, 2018

Results of Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 56, An-Najah National University Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies, March 24, 2018

54% of West Bank and Gaza Palestinians reject the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders as a final solution for the Palestinian cause; 71% reject such a solution if it includes land exchange; 77% reject the creation of a binational state for both Arabs and Jews.

Five Key Takeaways from Gallup’s Annual Poll That Found American Support for Israel At Record High by Yair Rosenberg, Tablet, March 15, 2018 (see also Americans’ support for Israel among highest ever recordedThe Times of Israel, March 14, 2018 and Americans Remain Staunchly in Israel’s Corner by Lydia Saad, Gallup, March 13, 2018)

Even among Democrats and the young, Israel enjoys at least a two-to-one advantage over Palestinian Authority, Gallup finds

Palestinians becoming more extreme in their positions – poll by Khaled Abu Toameh, The Times of Israel, February 25, 2018 (see also video: Khaled Abu Toameh (22’57”), David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend 2017)

Percentage of West Bank and Gaza residents who support ‘armed resistance’ rises to 35% — 5% more than last year

How Not to Measure Americans’ Support for Israel by Tamara Cofman Wittes and Daniel Shapiro, The Atlantic, January 26, 2018

It’s true that the issue has become politicized. But Americans are far more divided on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than they are on Israel itself.

Republicans and Democrats Grow Even Further Apart in Views of Israel, Palestinians, Pew Research Center, January 23, 2018 (see also As Democrats’ support for Israel drops, political scientists debate the causes by Rafael Medoff, JNS, January 25, 2018 and No News in Republican and Democratic Views of Israel by Daniel Pipes, National Review, January 31, 2018)

Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: A Joint Poll, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, January 25, 2017

Support for the two-state solution stands at 46% among Palestinians and Israeli Jews.

New BICOM poll [in Britain] reveals highest level of warmth towards Israel in 7 years, lowest support for boycotts, Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, October 27, 2017

Results of Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 55, An-Najah National University [Nablus], October 12-14, 2017

Survey: 60 Percent of Arab Israelis Have Positive View of State by Ben Lynfield, Jerusalem Post, September 27, 2017

Palestinian Rejectionism is Weakening by Daniel Pipes, Israel Hayom, August 7, 2017

Poll: Majority of Palestinians Support Payments to Terrorists, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), July 12, 2017

Israel is losing support among minorities and millennials, study finds by Ben Sales, JTA, June 30, 2017

What Gazans Really Want: Hard Data About A Hard Problem by David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Fikra Forum, June 20, 2017 (see also The surprising opinions of Palestinians: They’re not as hostile to President Trump’s posture as Americans probably assume by David Pollock, New York Daily News, June 7, 2017)

Young Israeli Jews are mostly right-wing, increasingly religious – survey by Jacob Magid, The Times of Israel, May 12, 2017

Majority of respondents see divide between Jews and Israeli Arabs as the greatest danger to Israeli society. Sixty-seven percent of Jewish youth define themselves as right-wing (or center-right), while just 16% consider themselves to be left-wing.

Do Palestinians Want a Two-State Solution? by Daniel Polisar, Mosaic, April 3, 2017

Western statesmen and politicians have long asserted that the two-state solution commands majority support on the ground. Most Palestinians say otherwise.

New Poll: Survey of Israeli Jewish Attitudes on Future Peace Agreement, The Jerusalem Center, March 28, 2017

Willingness to agree to a withdrawal from the West Bank as part of a peace agreement declined from 60% in 2005 to 36% in 2017. Support for the Clinton Parameters proposed by President Bill Clinton in December 2000 declined from 59% in 2005 to 29% in 2017.

Palestinian support for two-state solution drops, poll finds, JTA, February 16, 2017 (see also Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: Despite mutual fear, distrust and pessimism regarding the likelihood and feasibility of the two-state solution, a majority of Palestinians and Israelis may support comprehensive peace agreement that ends the conflict if offered additional symbolic or concrete incentives, Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, February 16, 2017)

Democrats now about as likely to sympathize with Palestinians as Israel, Pew Research Center, January 12, 2017

Brits turn their backs on Israel boycotts by Justin Cohen, The Times of Israel, November 4, 2016

A dramatic rise in opposition to boycotts of Israel among the British public is revealed in a new survey published today.

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 53, Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies, An-Najah National University, 13-15 October 2016

59% of West Bank and Gaza Palestinians oppose the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines as a final solution for the Palestinian cause, 73% oppose the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines with some land exchanges, and 79% reject the creation of a binational state for both Arabs and Jews.

Two-thirds of Israelis think peace deal won’t ever be reached — poll, The Times of Israel, October 2, 2016

Fewer than 1 in 4 say accord between Israel and Palestinians possible, but not in next 5 years; cost of living considered most pressing problem

American and Israeli Jews: Twin Portraits From Pew Research Center Surveys, Pew Research Center on Religion and Public Life, September 27, 2016

Israelis and Palestinians Could Make Peace Tomorrow If Not for This Misperception by J.J. Goldberg, Forward, August 25, 2016

Most Israelis and Palestinians would support a two-state solution, but falsely believe that most others around them reject this model.

Poll: Just Over Half of Israelis, Palestinians Support Two-State Solution, i24News, August 22, 2016 (see also full report: Palestinian-Israeli Pulse: A Joint Poll, Israel Democracy Institute, August 22, 2016)

[Americans’] Views of Israel and Palestinians, Pew Research Center, May 5, 2016

As has been the case for decades, the American public expresses more sympathy toward Israel than the Palestinians. Just over half of Americans (54%) say that in the dispute between the two they sympathize more with Israel, while 19% sympathize more with the Palestinians; 13% volunteer that they sympathize with neither side and 3% sympathize with both.

Israeli government report aims to answer the question, ‘How’s life?’ by Lidar Grave-Lazi, Jerusalem Post, March 17, 2016

In 2013, 86% of Israelis aged 20 and above were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with their lives – 89% of Jews and 73% of Arabs, according to a report by the Central Bureau of Statistics released Wednesday.

Most Palestinians support Intifada, but not most West Bankers, Jerusalem Media & Communications Center, March 14, 2016 (see also Poll No. 85 – Intifada, the PA and ISIS, Jerusalem Media and Communication Center, March 2016; 56 Percent of Palestinians Support Attacks by Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post, March 14)

Pew Polls and Arab MKs by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, March 9, 2016

Americans’ Views Toward Israel Remain Firmly Positive by Lydia Saad, Gallup, February 29, 2016

Americans’ views about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remained steady over the past year, with 62% of Americans saying their sympathies lie more with the Israelis and 15% favoring the Palestinians.

Poll: Support for third intifada waning among Palestinians, The Times of Israel, February 7, 2016

Survey shows 42% back armed uprising, down from over 60% in December; majority would support Abbas over Hamas candidate

Survey of Israelis regarding international travel, antisemitism, and immigration by World Zionist Organization, January 2016

New poll: anti-Semitism markedly higher among Muslims in six European Countries by Ilana Shneider, CIJNews, December 25, 2015

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 58, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, December 14, 2015

Three trends found in the last quarter continue: two thirds of the public demand Abbas resignation; two-thirds support an armed intifada and the current wave of stabbings; and support for the two-state solution continues to decline

Poll: Netanyahu More Popular Among Americans Than the Pope by David Daoud, The Algemeiner, December 7, 2015

American attitudes toward the Middle East and Israel by Shibley Telhami, The Brookings Institution, December 4, 2015

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 51, An-Najah National University Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies, November 24, 2015: 73%:21% Oppose Palestinian state on 1967 borders with land swap

Compromise for Now, the End of Israel for Later by David Pollock, Mosaic, November 19, 2015

Poll: Majority of Palestinians support third intifada against Israel by Khaled Abu Toameh, The Jerusalem Post, November 17, 2015 (see also Poll No. 200, Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, November 16, 2015)

The Israeli Democracy Index 2015 by Tamar Hermann, Ella Heller, Chanan Cohen, and Dana Bublil, The Israel Democracy Institute, November, 2015

  • On the whole, Israelis describe their personal situation as favorable, with 74.7% of the total sample characterizing it as “good” or “very good.” [….] As in the general population, a majority of Arab respondents also classify their situation as “good” or “very good,” though by a smaller share than the Jewish respondents (65.1% and 76.5%, respectively). Unlike many other questions in the survey, respondents’ political orientation had no effect on their assessment of their personal situation. This was also true of age, and of self-described level of religiosity. [p. 9]
  • A large majority of Jewish and Arab respondents alike (roughly 84% in each group) report that they are not interested in emigrating to a Western country, even under such favorable circumstances as receiving citizenship and hence having access to employment. [p. 10]

Survey: Israelis distrust government, Jewish-Israelis distrust Arabs, JTA, November 10, 2015

Palestinians See Poor Prospects for Peace, Security by Jihad Fakhreddine and Travis Owen, Gallup, November 9, 2015

American Anxiety over Middle East Buffets Public Support for US Presence in the Region by Dina Smeltz and Craig Kafura, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, November 9, 2015 (see also Did Netanyahu’s visit divide American opinion on Israel? These are the facts. by Dina Smeltz, The Washington Post, November 9, 2015)

Majority of Britons see Israel as key Middle East ally by Marcus Dysch, Jewish Chronicle [UK], November 10, 2015

American Anxiety over Middle East Buffets Public Support for US Presence in the Region by Dina Smeltz and Craig Kafura, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, November 9, 2015 (see also Did Netanyahu’s visit divide American opinion on Israel? These are the facts. by Dina Smeltz, The Washington Post, November 9, 2015

Poll: Egyptians View Israel as Most Hostile State by Ro Yeger, The Jerusalem Post, September 29, 2015

Most Palestinians no longer support two-state solution by Ali Sawafta, Reuters, September 21, 2015 (see data at Poll: Palestinians Support Renewed Armed Intifada, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, September 21, 2015)

Long-Term Palestinian Views on Israel: Two States Now, One State Later? by David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 3, 2015 (see also New Poll Shows Why Palestinians Have No Interest in Peace by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, September 7, 2015)

From a normative perspective, too, Palestinian attitudes are clearly maximalist. In the West Bank, 81 percent say that all of historic Palestine “is Palestinian land and Jews have no rights to the land.” In Gaza, that proportion is even higher: 88 percent.

Half of Jerusalem’s Palestinians Would Prefer Israeli to Palestinian Citizenship by David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 21, 2015 (see also Half of Jerusalem Arabs want to be Israelis, The Times of Israel, August 19, 2015)

Iran’s Claim to Their Cause, As Palestinians See It by David Pollock and Ghaith al-Omari, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, August 7, 2015

Although Iran cannot be counted out as the long-term popular champion of the Palestinian cause, a new poll indicates that the Palestinian street is up for grabs.

New Poll Shows Most Palestinians for Practical Progress, Tactical Compromises with Israel by David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 23, 2015

World Jewry ever more uneasy with Israel, major study finds by Raphael Ahren, The Times of Israel, July 23, 2015

Most Israelis opposed Gaza pullout, support a return, by Jonathan Beck and Marissa Newman, The Times of Israel, July 20, 2015

Populations splits almost evenly on the question of evacuating West Bank settlements under certain conditions

American evangelicals stand behind Israel

American evangelicals stand behind Israel, Lifeway, July 14, 2015

Israel losing Democrats, ‘can’t claim bipartisan US support,’ top pollster warns by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, July 5, 2015 (see also rebuttal, Don’t panic over Democratic Party ‘opinion elites’ by William A. Jacobson, The Times of Israel, July 6, 2015)

New survey by Frank Luntz shows almost half of Democratic ‘opinion elites’ think Israel is racist, barely half believe it wants peace, and three quarters feel it has too much influence on US policy

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll – 56, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, June 23, 2015

In the past year, support for the two state solution decreases among Palestinians and Israelis; today only 51% on each side support it. Meanwhile, each side continues to view the intentions of the other as posing an existential threat.

Palestinian poll shows discontent with Hamas, Gaza War by Ian Deitch, AP, June 9, 2015

U.S. Poll: 63 Percent See Iran’s Nuclear Program as Major Threat, Quinnipiac University, April 27, 2015

American voters support 58 – 33 percent the preliminary agreement with Iran to restrict that country’s nuclear program, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. At the same time, only 35 percent of voters are “very confident” or “somewhat confident” the agreement would prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, while 62 percent are “not so confident” or “not confident at all,” the independent poll finds.

Young Arabs Agree: Israel Isn’t Arab World’s Major Problem by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, April 24, 2015

Poll: Israel a partisan issue in US by Jonathan Beck and AP, The Times of Israel, April 15, 2015

Bloomberg survey highlights growing shift in attitudes towards Jewish state; Republicans overwhelmingly favor Netanyahu over Obama

Support for Palestinian state hits two-decade low in U.S. by Aaron Blake, The Washington Post, March 31, 2015 (see also More Approve Than Disapprove of Iran Talks, But Most Think Iranians Are ‘Not Serious’, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, March 30, 2015)

Netanyahu’s Favorable Rating Improves in U.S. by Andrew Dugan, Gallup, March 2, 2015

Seven in 10 Americans Continue to View Israel Favorably by Lydia Saad, Gallup, February 23, 2015

The United States and Israel at a Crossroads, Foundation for Middle East Peace, February 19, 2015

3 in 4 Israelis don’t trust Obama to keep Iran from nukes: The US president’s favorability rating continues to decline, but for 90% of voters the Iranian threat is not the top election issue by Stephan Miller, The Times of Israel, February 11, 2015

Anti-Semitism Report: National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014 by Barry A. Kosmin and Ariela Keysar, Louis D. Brandeis Center and Trinity College, February 2015

In a survey of American Jewish college students more than half of Jewish students at 55 campuses nationwide reported having experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the last academic year.

Widening Democratic Party divisions on the Israeli-Palestinian issue by Shibley Telhami and Katayoun Kishi, The Washington Post, December 15, 2014 (but see, in contrast, Seven in 10 Americans Continue to View Israel Favorably by Lydia Saad, Gallup, February 23, 2015)

Poll: Most Israelis believe US-Israel ties in crisis by JTA, The Times of Israel, December 16, 2014

Majority of respondents favor two-state solution (61%) and settlement expansion (52%)

Poll shows strong Palestinian support for violence by AP, The Times of Israel, December 9, 2014 (for full results, see Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 54, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research)

80% of West Bank and Gaza residents back recent wave of lone-wolf attacks; over half support new uprising against Israel

American Public Attitudes Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Shibley Telhami, The Brookings Institution, December 4, 2014

US poll: 34% support one-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Yitzhak Benhorin,, December 5, 2014

Poll: Arabs Prefer Israel to Palestinian Authority, Israel Today, November 25, 2014: “A new poll conducted by the Statnet Research Institute, headed by Israeli Arab statistician Yousef Makladeh, reports that 77 percent of Israeli Arabs preferred to live under Israeli rule than under the Palestinian Authority.”

68% of Israeli Arabs oppose recent wave of terrorism, poll finds by Ariel Ben Solomon, The Jerusalem Post, November 25, 2014

Poll: Arabs Prefer Israel to Palestinian Authority, Israel Today, November 25, 2014

‘Post’ poll finds significant drop in Israelis’ view of Obama by Gil Hoffman, The Jerusalem Post, October 30, 2014

Large rise in Palestinian support for armed struggle against Israel by Avi Issacharoff, The Times of Israel, October 28, 2014

Poll shows over 42% now back violence, compared to 31% before the summer war; 70% of Palestinians believe Hamas was victorious and most think the conflict achieved Palestinian goals

New Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose a Palestinian State on the 1967 Lines, Israeli Withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, and the Division of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, October 19, 2014

Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 53, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, September 29, 2014

One month after the end of the Gaza War: a drop is found in the level of satisfaction with war achievements, in support for Hamas and Ismail Haniyeh, and in support for an armed intifada; but the public still favors Hamas’ “way” over negotiations, and Hamas and Haniyeh are still more popular than Fatah and Mahmud Abbas

New Palestinian Poll: Ismail Haniyeh Beats Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas Wins PA Parliamentary Elections by Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, September 2, 2014

Gaza War ends with a victory for Hamas leading to a great increase in its popularity and the popularity of its approach of armed resistance: for the first time since 2006, Hamas wins parliamentary and presidential elections if they were to take place today while West Bankers support transferring Hamas’ approach to the West Bank

Post-conflict polls show Israelis shift rightward, American views unchanged, i24news, August 29, 2014

More Express Sympathy for Israel than the Palestinians; Many Have Some Sympathy for Both Sides in Mideast Conflict, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, August 28, 2014

August 2014 Peace Index, The Israel Democracy Institute, August 19, 2014

Majority of Israeli Jews Trust Egyptian President Sisi as Mediator with Hamas; 44% of Israeli Jews Think All or Most Goals of Operation Protective Edge Were Achieved, 48% Think Some

New Poll: American Support For Israel Increases As Escalation Wears On, The Israel Project, August 1, 2014

Israel’s Winning Hearts And Minds by Jonathan Mark, The Jewish Week, July 23, 2014

Polls show major U.S. groups backing Israel

As Mideast Violence Continues, a Wide Partisan Gap in Israel-Palestinian Sympathies, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, July 15, 2014

New Palestinian Poll Shows Hardline Views, But Some Pragmatism Too by David Pollock, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 25, 2014 (see also Poll: Most Palestinians want to eliminate Israel, Times of Israel, June 25: “Less than 30% back two-state solution, though most are opposed to violent resistance, and Hamas seems to have gained little support from kidnapping” and The right to kill Jews with impunity by Evelyn Gordon, Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2014)

More than half of Palestinians oppose new talks with Israel, poll finds, Ynetnews, June 11, 2014

Survey by Palestinian Center for Public Opinion also finds that 59% of respondents believe Hamas-Fatah unity will last this time.

Poll suggests Israelis could be sold on Arab League Initiative by Mazal Mualem, Al-Monitor, June 6, 2014

Poll: More Israeli Arabs Dump Palestinian Identity, Accept Jewish State,, May 19, 2014

Poll: Israel Not to Blame for Failure of Middle East Peace Talks by Josh Rogin, The Daily Beast, May 14, 2014

Polls Apart: The ADL’s First Survey of “Global Anti-Semitism” by  Harold Brackman, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, May 14, 2014

Half of Israelis back recognition of Reform, Conservative Judaism by JTA, The Times of Israel, March 28, 2014

New poll also shows about half of Israelis think US Jews’ views on peace process should be taken into account

Young and Zionist: Israeli teens want to enlist in IDF by Yori Yalon, Israel Hayom, March 25, 2014

Some 76% plan to enlist and 70% self-identify as Zionists, according to poll of Israeli teens • Some 85% are unwilling to give up parts of Jerusalem, even in exchange for real peace with the Palestinians.

The Peace Index: February  2014, The Israel Democracy Institute, March 11, 2014

The Israeli public shows a high level of skepticism about the motives and considerations of U.S. secretary of state John Kerry in attempting to reach a framework agreement, and the measures taken so far do not appear to have had a favorable effect. [….] A large majority (74%) of the Jewish public is convinced that the Americans are exerting more pressure on Israel than on the Palestinians to accept the secretary of state’s framework agreement, even though its details are not yet clear.  [….] Two-thirds of the Jewish public does not trust Kerry’s framework agreement to take account of Israel’s security as a crucial factor.

Poll: Three quarters of Israeli Jews would accept peace deal by Raphael Ahren, The Times of Israel, February 27, 2014

More than 50% define themselves as right wing and don’t trust the Palestinians, yet would vote for a new Netanyahu-led centrist party.

Pew Survey: Palestinian Arabs Dislike America More Than Any Other Group by Joshua Levitt, The Algemeiner, February 24, 2014

Americans’ Mideast Country Ratings Show Little Change: Israel alone is viewed highly favorably; Iran viewed least favorably by Lydia Saad, Gallup Politics, February 18, 2014

American Polls: Attitudes Toward the Middle East (1961 – Present), Jewish Virtual Library, updated February 2014

New Poll: Voters Disapprove of Current Approach to Iran Negotiations, Want Congressional Sanctions Legislation and Final Oversight,, January 28, 2014

Belief Undeterred by the Facts by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 16, 2014

Even “after the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and the settlement of all issues in dispute,” Palestinians still rejected “mutual recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and Palestine as the state of the Palestinian people,” by a majority of 56 percent to 43 percent. In short, even after all other issues are “resolved,” Palestinians still refuse to recognize the Jewish people’s right to a state of their own. So what exactly does it mean that Palestinians “support a two-state solution”? The same thing it has always meant, as an unusually honest 2011 poll revealed: not two states living side by side in peace and security, but two states as a stepping-stone to Israel’s ultimate eradication.

Poll finds only half of Palestinians favor negotiations with Israel by Khaled Abu Toameh, The Jerusalem Post, January 14, 2014

Poll: Settlers would consider leaving West Bank for ‘genuine peace’ by Akiva Eldar, Al-Monitor, December 18, 2013

“[A] secret poll ordered by the prime minister’s office in 2010 […] revealed that the settlers living east of the separation fence are more likely to acquiesce to an evacuation without violence if the withdrawal is for a “genuine peace.”  … [T]he most convincing step that would show that the arrangement constitutes a “genuine peace” in the eyes of this public is Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people.”

American Public Opinion on Iran, America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), December 2013: A one-page summary of three national polls regarding American views of the Iran nuclear deal and support for economic sanctions.

Poll: Most Palestinians think peace talks are dead by Khaled Abu Toameh, The Jerusalem Post, December 16, 2013

A Look at International Survey Data about Arab Opinion by Arno Tausch, The Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, December 11, 2013

New Poll: Americans Across All Political Parties, Demographics Deeply Distrust Iran, Demand Lawmakers Increase Financial Pressure on Tehran,, December 11, 2013 (for full data see American Attitudes About Iran by Frank Luntz, Luntz Global, December 9, 2013)

Most Israelis think future dependent on American Jewry by Haviv Rettig Gur, The Times of Israel, November 11, 2013

ADL Survey of American Public Finds Strong Support for Israel, But Uncertainty Over Approach to Iran, Anti-Defamation League, November 5, 2013

Poll: Most Israelis Reject Jordan Valley Withdrawal by IDF by Benji Rosen, The Jerusalem Post, October 30, 2013

AJC 2013 Survey of American Jewish Opinion, October 28, 2013

Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of U.S. Jews by Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times, October 1, 2013

Poll: 62 Percent of Palestinians Justify Suicide Bombing by Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times, September 11, 2013: 62% of Palestinian Muslims say that suicide bombing is often or sometimes justified “in order to defend Islam from its enemies,” according to a new Pew Research survey.

Poll: Palestinians Oppose Mutual Recognition of Israeli and Palestinian National Identity, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research-PA, July 2, 2013

“Despite the launching of the efforts of US Secretary of State John Kerry to renew the peace process and the modification introduced to the Arab Peace Initiative (API) accepting minor territorial swaps, both sides display pessimism regarding the peace process and Israeli support for the API drops.”

Still Playing by the Rules: The Index of Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel 2012 by Sammy Smooha, The Israel Democracy Institute/University of Haifa, 2013 [pdf] [See also analysis, Poll: Majority of Israeli Arabs Support Another Intifada by Gil Ronen, Israel and Stuff, June 25, 2013]

32% of Israelis believe US Jews should stay out of peace process by Lahav Harkov, The Jerusalem Post, June 18, 2013

Poll: 72% of Jewish Israelis view Jerusalem as divided by Tovah Lazaroff, The Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2013

Palestinians Say No; the West Hears Yes by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, May 13, 2013 (commentary about Despite Their Wide Differences, Many Israelis and Palestinians Want Bigger Role for Obama in Resolving Conflict, Pew Research Global Attitudes Project, May 9, 2013)

Disturbing New Data on Palestinian Support for Suicide Bombing by Adam Levick, The Algemeiner, May 1, 2013 (references data from The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society, The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, April 30, 2013)

American Attitudes Toward Israel by Mitchell G. Bard, The Huffington Post, April 25, 2013

More Americans Sympathize with Israel, Don’t Want U.S. to Lead Peace Talks by Greg Holyk, ABC News, March 18, 2013 (Also reported by Gallup, Americans’ Sympathies for Israel Match All-Time High by Lydia Saad, March 15)

An Israeli state of mind by Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom, December 28, 2012

[M]ost Israelis—Right, Center and Left—have concluded that security-driven peace supersedes peace-driven security.

Views of the Israeli Public on Israeli Security and Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 19, 2012

61% of the Jewish population believes that defensible borders are more important than peace for assuring Israel’s security (up from 49% in 2005).

88 percent of Palestinians believe armed struggle is the best way to achieve independence by Elhanan Miller, Times of Israel, December 16, 2012 (based on data from Palestinian Opinion Poll, Arab World for Research & Development (AWRAD), December 15, 2012)

Americans continue to sympathize far more with Israel by Elder of Ziyon, December 14, 2012  (based on data in this report from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press)

CNN Poll: 57% of Americans say Israeli attacks in Gaza are justified,, November 19, 2012

Poll: 62% of Americans support use of force to stop nuclear Iran, Israel Hayom, September 30, 2012

2012 AJC Survey of American Jewish Opinion, American Jewish Committee (AJC), April 2012

Poll: Majority of Palestinians, Israelis say attack on Iran would result in major war by Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, September 20, 2012

Survey polling Israelis, Palestinians also shows most respondents oppose a one-state solution, in which Jews and Arabs share equal rights within the same country.

Arab poll: Palestinian Authority is corrupt,, June 18, 2012

Poll:  77 Percent of Israelis See Iran Nukes as Existential Threat, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 12, No. 4, March 27, 2012

Gallup Data Shows Peace Process Undermines Support for Israel by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, March 5, 2012

Gallup Poll: Americans Strongly Support Israel, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, February 23, 2012

Poll: Majority thinks MKs should consider Diaspora by Ruth Eglash, The Jerusalem Post, January 23, 2012

The 2011 Arab Public Opinion Poll by Shibley Telhami, Brookings Institution, November 28, 2011

The 2011 Arab Public Opinion Poll surveyed 3,000 people in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, and the UAE in October 2011. Turkey is the biggest winner of the Arab Spring. Prime Minister Erdogan is the most admired among world leaders.

ADL Poll: The American People Remain Strongly Supportive of Israel, Anti-Defamation League, November 10, 2011

Poll Shows 40 Percent of Jerusalem Arabs Prefer Israel to a Palestinian State by David Pollock, PolicyWatch #1867, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 2, 2011

6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-state solution, survey finds by Gil Hoffman, The Jerusalem Post, July 15, 2011

73% of 1,010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with the Hamas Charter quote, ‘hadith,’ about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees.

Only one in three Palestinians (34 percent) accepts two states for two peoples as the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to an intensive, face-to-face survey in Arabic of 1,010 Palestinian adults in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip completed this week by American pollster Stanley Greenberg.

Views of Middle East Unchanged by Recent Events, Pew Research Center, June 10, 2011

By a margin of 4 to 1, Americans sympathize with Israel more than with the Palestinians; “These opinions have fluctuated only modestly since the late 1970s.”

Poll Watchers: Twitter, Israel and Palestinians, Newt Gingrich by Scott Clement, The Washington Post, June 2, 2011

Americans side with Israelis over Palestinians – Continuing a long-term trend, Americans sympathize more with Israelis than Palestinians by a 67 to 16 percent margin according to a CNN poll conducted in late May following Barack Obama’s May 19 speech on the state of the Middle East peace process. Sympathy with Israel is up slightly from 60 percent in 2009. At the same time, 65 percent of the public says the United States should not take either side in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Among the rest of the public, 35 percent say the U.S. should take Israel’s side while just 1 percent favors backing the Palestinians.

Luntz/CAMERA Poll Affirms Strong American Jewish Support for Israel, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, May 25, 2011 [American Jews on Israel and the Middle East, Luntz Global, May 2011: summary, full results pdf]

Egyptians Embrace Revolt Leaders, Religious Parties and Military, As Well; U.S. Wins No Friends, End of Treaty With Israel Sought, Pew Research Center, April 25, 2011

Survey: Majority of Palestinians Believe Israel not Partner for Peace, WAFA Palestine News & Info Agency, April 5, 2011 (see also commentary by Barry Rubin)

Jewish nationalism is top priority for Israeli youth by Ruth Eglash, The Jerusalem Post, April 3, 2011

The Palestinians of East Jerusalem: What Do They Really Want? Survey conducted by Pechter Middle East Polls in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, January 12, 2011 [pdf] (see also Poll: Jerusalem Arabs prefer Israel by Yitzhak Benhorin,, January 13, 2011 and Poll: East J’lem residents prefer Israeli citizenship by Elior Levy,, May 5, 2011)

Poll Reveals Frightening Popularity of Revolutionary Islamism by Barry Rubin, Rubin Reports, December 20, 2010

Palestinian Public Opinion: Tactically Flexible, Strategically Ambitious by David Pollock, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, PolicyWatch #1731,  December 9, 2010 Sympathy vs. Party Affiliation

Attitudes Toward the Middle East Peace Process: Surveys of Arab and Jewish Opinion in Israel and Public Opinion in the United States by Shibley Telhami, Brookings Institution, December 9, 2010

The 2010 Israeli Democracy Index: Democratic Values in Practice, Guttman Center for Applied Social Research, Israel Democracy Institute, December 1, 2010 [See also report on results, Survey: Most Israeli Jews want voting rights conditioned on allegiance pledge by Ofra Edelman, Haaretz, December 1, 2010]

The Peace Index: November  2010, Evens Program for Conflict Resolution at Tel Aviv University and the Israel Democracy Institute

The Palestinians of East Jerusalem: What Do They Really Want?, Pechter Middle East Polls, November 2010

[Palestinian] Governance and security, Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC) Poll No. 72, November 2010

“Asked to select the issue of highest importance for the Palestinian people, 22.4% of respondents said the economic situation was the most important issue, while 18% said the internal split between the factions was the issue that most concerned them. A ratio of 15.5% named the occupation as the most important issue, while 9.4% of respondents said the siege on Gaza was the most important issue, followed by the issue of settlements listed first by 6.6% and the question of Jerusalem rated most important by 4.9% of participants.”

Poll: 49% of Palestinians would recognize Jewish state by Itamar Eichner,, October 21, 2010

Poll: Support for Direct Negotiations in Case Cessation of Settlement Construction, WAFA Palestinian News Agency, October 14, 2010

In a question about how the Palestinians identify themselves, the results reveal  that 61% identify themselves as ‘Muslims first”, 20% as ‘Palestinians first’, and 15% as ‘human being first’, and 3% as ‘Arabs first.’

ECI National Poll: Voters’ Views on U.S.-Israel Relations, Iran, Emergency Committee for Israel, October 2010

AJC Survey Shows Jewish Disapproval of President Obama Rising, American Jewish Committee, October 12, 2010

Still Connected: American Jewish Attitudes about Israel, Brandeis University, August 2010

Accepting Israel as the Jewish State by Daniel Pipes, National Review Online, May 11, 2010

2010 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, American Jewish Committee, March 2010

Support for Israel in U.S. at 63%, Near Record High; Near-record-low 30% optimistic about Arab-Israeli peace by Lydia Saad, Gallup, February 24, 2010

U.S., Canada Places First in Image Contest; Iran Last by Lydia Saad, Gallup, February 19, 2010 (Israel is #5, Palestinian Authority #17 out of 20 countries rated)

American Attitudes Toward Israel, the Palestinians, and Prospects for Peace in the Middle East, Anti-Defamation League, October 2009

Global Opinion Trends 2002-2007: A Rising Tide Lifts Mood in the Developing World, The Pew Global Attitudes Project, Pew Research Center, July 24, 2007 [Includes data on Muslim support for terrorism (p. 11) and suicide bombings (pp 56-67)]