It can be a startling for Westerners to see a scientific poll of Palestinian residents asking, among other things, if they are in favor of a third intifada, but it is an improvement over the not-too-distant past when far too few people cared what Palestinians thought. When the first intifada erupted in December of 1987 it was a surprise and shock to many, including Yasser Arafat.
The following infographic summarizes the results of the first ten poll questions posed by the Arab World for Research and Development, a research and strategy organization in Palestine. It is the result of polling of 1,200 Palestinians, broken down by whether the respondents were from Gaza or the West Bank. More details about the poll that was released on February 6, 2016 can be found here. My thanks to the veteran reporter Daoud Kuttab for highlighting the results on Twitter.
The following questions focus on Palestinians view of the current situation and the prospect for the future given the recent spike in violence since October 2015. There were more poll questions asked about the Palestinian leadership will be the subject of a future infographic.
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