Joint Israeli Palestinian Polls

The Joint Israeli Palestinian Polls are a joint initiative of the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah, with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Ramallah and Jerusalem.

The Palestinian sample size is about 1270 adults interviewed face-to-face in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip in 127 randomly selected locations. The margin of error is 3%. The Israeli sample includes about 600 adult Israelis interviewed in Hebrew, Arabic or Russian. The margin of error is 4.5%.

The polls are planned and supervised by Prof. Ifat Maoz of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, and the Department of Communication, and Director of the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Prof. Khalil Shikaki, Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR). Before 2013, the polls on the Israeli side were planned and supervised by Prof. (emeritus) Jacob Shamir from the Department of Communication and Journalism and the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who also initiated the project, along with Prof. Khalil Shikaki in July 2000.

For further details on the Palestinian survey contact PSR director, Prof. Khalil Shikaki, at email pcpsr@pcpsr.org. On the Israeli survey, contact Prof Ifat Maoz at email msifat@mscc.huji.ac.il.

The Israeli Team

Ifat Maoz, Principal Investigator

A Full Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism, Director of the Swiss Center and Graduate Program of Conflict Studies and holds the Danny Arnold Chair in Communication, former Head of the Smart Family Institute of Communications at the Hebrew University (2008-2013). Prof. Maoz is a social psychologist researching psychology and media in conflict and intergroup relations. Her current main interests include psychological, moral and media-related aspects in conflict and peace-making, cognitive processing of social and political information, dynamics of intergroup communication in conflict, models of intergroup encounters, audience responses, and public opinion in conflict and peace making

Prof. Ifat Maoz

Rotem Nagar, Co-Project manager

Rotem Nagar is a doctoral candidate at the department of Communication and at the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, and a doctoral fellow at the Truman Institute for Peace Research. She completed her B.A. degree with honors in Communication and Sociology (Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 2008) and completed a M.A degree with honors in Conflict Resolution and Sociology (Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 2011). Her research interests are psychological, ideological and media-related aspects of conflict resolution and conflict transformation, including aspects that underline the (un-)willingness to recognize the other side in conflicts.

Rotem Nagar

Yossi David, Co-Project manager

Yossi David is a doctoral candidate at the department of Communication and at the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, and a doctoral fellow at the Truman Institute for Peace Research. He completed his B.A. degree in Communication and Sociology and completed a M.A degree with honors in Political Communication. His research interests are political communication, public opinion, gender studies, queer theory and media-related aspects of asymmetrical conflict.

Yossi David

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, June 2015

Results of the poll:

In the past year, support for the two state solution has decreased 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.

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, December 2014

Results of the poll:

Following the war in Gaza and the increasing tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank, 60% of the Palestinians – but only 39% of the Israelis -- think that the two sides will return to negotiations. The mutual threat perceptions are very high and 82% of Palestinians and 55% of Israelis feel threatened of the intentions of other side. 

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, June 2014

Results of the poll:

Despite the halt in Israeli Palestinian negotiations, 66% of the Palestinians and 52% of the Israelis think that these negotiations will resume. At the same time each side continues to view the intentions of the other as posing an existential threat. Regarding conflict resolution: consistent with previous results - 62% of Israelis and 54% of Palestinians support a two-state solution.

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, December 2013

Results of the poll:

The majority of Israelis (63%) and of Palestinians (53%) support the two states solution. However, the mutual threat perceptions are very high and 83% of Palestinians and 55% of Israelis feel threatened by the intentions of other side.

Joint Israeli Palestinian Poll, June 2013

Results of the poll:

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.

Jewish-Israeli Public Opinion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Trends Over the Years

Jewish Israeli support for Dismantling most of the settlements by political attitudes 

Jewish Israeli support for Dismantling most of the settlements by gender

Jewish Israeli support for two-state solution by gender

Jewish Israeli support for two-state solution by political attitudes

Jewish Israelis worried that they or their family may be harmed by Arabs in their daily life by gender

Jewish Israelis worried that they or their family may be harmed by Arabs in their daily life by political attitudes