: An Economic Public Opinion Survey Conducted by The Palestinian Center For Public Opinion (PCPO) - June 26th - July 3rd, 2001
- An Economic Public Opinion Survey Conducted by The Palestinian Center For
Public Opinion (PCPO) - June 26th - July 3rd, 2001
57.6% state that their current economical condition is below standard.
42.8% support full economical separation with Israel.
49.0% State that their purchasing of locally made commodities has
60.1% believe that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is unable to provide job
opportunities to the Palestinian workers in Israel.
A poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO) in the
Palestinian territories and was prepared by president Dr. Nabil Kukali,
reveals that 30.3% of the Palestinian economical condition as very bad,
whereas 27.3% state it is bad, 26.3% say it is average, and 14.7% say it is
good, and 1.4% express no opinion.
The poll which included a random sample of 700 Palestinian adults from the
West Bank including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip also reveals that a
substantial majority (71%) of the respondents state that continuing the
Israeli closure and economical blockade to the Palestinian territories will
help increase their support to the Intifada, whereas 8.6% state the
opposite, 13% state it will have no effect, and 7.4% express no opinion.
When asked whether or not optimistic about the future in the light of the
current political and economical conditions, 46% of the Palestinian say they
are pessimistic, whereas 31.8% say they are optimistic, and 22.3% are
However, 42.8% of the respondents support full economical separation from
Israel, whereas 39.2% support partial separation, 13.3% oppose any sort of
separation, and 4.7% refrain from answering.
A considerable majority (60.1%) believe that the PA is currently unable to
provide job opportunities to the Palestinian workers in Israel, whereas
25.2% believe the contrary, and 14.7% express no opinion.
In addition, 28.9% state that they have full confidence in the locally made
commodities, 54.8% have partial confidence in them, 13.5% state that they
totally distrust the local industry, and 2.8% express no opinion.
Pertaining to a question on whether or not that local products can replace
the Israeli ones, a considerable majority (56%) believe they can replace the
Israeli products, 31.6% believe the contrary, 12.4% express no opinion.
Also, 49% of the respondents state that their purchasing of locally made
commodities has shown progression, 39.7% state that it has shown retainment,
6.4% state that it has shown regression, and 4% refrain from answering.
When asked whether or not they were ready to participate in a campaign for
boycotting Israeli products, a substantial majority (69.3%) give a positive
response, whereas 17.3% give a negative response, and 12.4% express no
President of the PCPO, Dr. Nabil Kukali stated that the poll was conducted
during the period June 26th - July 3rd, 2001 and the average age of the
sample was 31 years. Dr. Kukali added that the margin of error was ±3.7% and
the non-response rate was 2.5%. He also added that the female respondent
comprised 47.5% of the respondents, whereas the male respondents comprised
The Director of Public Relations, Dr. Walid Shomaly stated that the
percentage of the non-working respondents was 47.9%, whereas that of the
working ones was 52.1%.
Dr. Shomaly added that the percentage of the respondents working in the
Palestinian territories added up to 79.4%, whereas that of whom working in
Israel was as low as 20.6%.
Dr. Shomaly also pointed to the fact, that the distribution of the
respondents according to type of residence was as follows:
18.8% refugee Camp
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