US National Survey - September 9, 11, 12, 2010

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US National Survey - September 9, 11, 12, 2010

Post by Zoya on Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:03 am

(SAMPLE A ONLY)
1. Now, thinking about the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in the Middle East, please tell me whether, in general, you consider yourself to be...

28% a strong supporter of Israel
27% a supporter of Israel
8% a supporter of the Palestinians
...or...
1% a strong supporter of the Palestinians
9% NEITHER, LEAN ISRAEL
2% NEITHER, LEAN PALESTINE
11% HARD NEITHER
11% DON’T KNOW
3% REFUSED
55% TOTAL SUPPORTER ISRAEL
9% TOTAL SUPPORTER PALESTINIANS

(SAMPLE B ONLY)
2. And, again thinking about the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in the Middle East, please tell me whether, in general, you think America should be...

35% a strong supporter of Israel
23% a supporter of Israel
6% a supporter of the Palestinians
...or...
1% a strong supporter of the Palestinians
10% NEITHER, LEAN ISRAEL
2% NEITHER, LEAN PALESTINE
6% HARD NEITHER
14% DON’T KNOW
2% REFUSED
58% TOTAL SUPPORTER ISRAEL
7% TOTAL SUPPORTER PALESTINIANS

(SAMPLE A ONLY)
3. And, how committed do you think the Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is to reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians? Is it...

12/07* 3/08* 6/09 8/09 10/09 5/10 6/10 7/10 9/10
17% 17% 7% 8% 12% 10% 11% 12% 17% VERY COMMITTED
49% 50% 39% 49% 41% 43% 42% 33% 41% SOMEWHAT COMMITTED
15% 17% 23% 28% 21% 20% 18% 22% 19% JUST A LITTLE COMMITTED
14% 13% 16% 11% 15% 15% 12% 16% 10% NOT COMMITTED AT ALL
4% 4% 13% 4% 11% 11% 14% 15% 13% UNDECIDED/DON’T KNOW
* * 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% REFUSED
66% 66% 46% 57% 54% 53% 53% 45% 58% TOTAL COMMITTED
29% 30% 39% 39% 35% 35% 31% 39% 29% TOTAL NOT COMMITTED
*Trend Language: How committed do you think the Israeli government is to reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians?

(SAMPLE B ONLY)
4. And, how committed do you think the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank and is led by President Mahmoud Abbas, is to reaching a peace agreement with Israel? Is it...

3/08 X/09* 6/09 8/09 10/09 5/10 6/10 7/10 9/10
5% 6% 3% 3% 2% 4% 4% 2% 6% VERY COMMITTED
28% 24% 31% 32% 33% 27% 27% 28% 34% SOMEWHAT COMMITTED
26% 25% 22% 29% 25% 22% 23% 19% 23% JUST A LITTLE COMMITTED
35% 33% 27% 27% 32% 33% 30% 31% 23% NOT AT ALL COMMITTED?
6% 12% 16% 7% 8% 11% 14% 20% 12% DON’T KNOW
-- -- 1% 1% -- 2% 2% 1% 2% REFUSED
33% 30% 34% 36% 35% 31% 32% 30% 40% TOTAL COMMITTED
61% 58% 49% 56% 57% 55% 53% 50% 46% TOTAL NOT COMMITTED

5. And, thinking about both sides in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, who do you believe is more committed to reaching a peace agreement...
61% Israel
...or...
11% The Palestinians
3% BOTH
10% NEITHER
14% DON’T KNOW
1% REFUSED

(SAMPLE A ONLY)
6. Which of the following statements comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right?

32% The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is mostly about land. The key to peace
is figuring out how to divide the land they share, establish borders, and address
Jerusalem.
...or mainly...
63% The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is mostly about religion and ideology.
The key to peace is each side acknowledging the other’s right to exist.
5% DON’T KNOW
1% REFUSED

7. As you may know, currently Israel inspects all goods coming into Gaza and allows only humanitarian aid and limited consumer items to be brought into Gaza. Which of the following statements comes closer to your view regarding this matter, even if neither is exactly right?
30% Gaza’s borders should be fully open to commerce and aid so that Palestinians in Gaza can rebuild their economy and improve life.
...or...
61% Because Hamas controls Gaza, Israel needs to inspect and control commerce to prevent supplies that might be used for military purposes.
8% DON’T KNOW
1% REFUSED

Now, I have just a few more questions for statistical purposes only...
8. First, in what year were you born?
4% 18 - 24
13% 25 - 34
28% 35 - 44
16% 45 - 54
19% 55 - 64
19% 65 AND ABOVE
1% REFUSED

9. What is the last grade you completed in school?
1% SOME GRADE SCHOOL (1-8 )
3% SOME HIGH SCHOOL (9-11)
22% GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL (12)
2% TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL (12)
25% SOME COLLEGE (13-15)
31% GRADUATED COLLEGE (16)
15% GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL (16 OR MORE)
* REFUSED
26% HIGH SCHOOL OR LESS
27% SOME COLLEGE
47% COLLEGE+

10. And for statistical purposes only...is your total annual household income greater or less than $60,000 dollars?
9% UNDER $20,000
15% BETWEEN $20,000 - $40,000
14% OVER $40,000
15% UNDER $80,000
16% BETWEEN $80,000 - $100,000
21% OVER $100,000
9% REFUSED
25% UNDER $40,000
30% $40,000-$80,000
37% OVER $80,000

11. Now, in politics today, do you usually think of yourself as....
a Republican,
a Democrat,
an Independent,
or something else?

23% STRONG REPUBLICAN
10% NOT-SO-STRONG REPUBLICAN
15% LEAN REPUBLICAN
7% SOMETHING ELSE/INDEPENDENT
10% LEAN DEMOCRAT
10% NOT-SO-STRONG DEMOCRAT
22% STRONG DEMOCRAT
2% DON’T KNOW
2% REFUSED
32% TOTAL REPUBLICAN
32% TOTAL DEMOCRAT
32% TOTAL LEAN/INDEPENDENT

12. And, thinking a little about your political attitudes... Do you consider yourself to be...
Conservative
Moderate
...OR...
Liberal

25% VERY CONSERVATIVE
21% SOMEWHAT CONSERVATIVE
33% MODERATE
11% SOMEWHAT LIBERAL
7% VERY LIBERAL
2% UNDECIDED/NOT SURE
1% REFUSED
46% TOTAL CONSERVATIVE
51% TOTAL MODERATE/LIBERAL

13. Other than being an American, what is your main ethnic or racial heritage?
76% WHITE
10% AFRICAN AMERICAN OR BLACK
8% HISPANIC AMERICAN OR LATINO
2% ASIAN AMERICAN
2% OTHER
3% REFUSED

And thinking back to the presidential election in 2008...
14. Regardless of how you may feel today...for which of the following candidates did you vote for President...
45% John McCain
45% Barack Obama
1% Ralph Nader
...OR...
* Bob Barr
1% SOMEONE ELSE
3% DID NOT VOTE
1% DON’T KNOW/DON’T RECALL
4% REFUSED

15. Gender. Are you employed outside the home, are you a homemaker, or are you retired?
33% MALE/EMPLOYED
1% MALE/HOMEMAKER
12% MALE/RETIRED
2% MALE/NOT IN LABOR FORCE
28% FEMALE/EMPLOYED
8% FEMALE/HOMEMAKER
14% FEMALE/RETIRED
2% FEMALE/NOT IN LABOR FORCE
* MALE REFUSED
1% FEMALE REFUSED
48% TOTAL MALE
52% TOTAL FEMALE

Source: The Israel Project
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