Posted on January 31, 2014 in Reports

As Israelis and Palestinians look back at the 20 years that have elapsed since their leaders signed the Oslo Accords in Washington, there are areas where their perceptions sharply differ, others in which they find agreement, and a few areas where the attitudes of both communities are somewhat conflicted. 


The approach used for conducting the poll involved face-to-face, in-home personal interviews of 1,000 Israeli adults and 1,000 Palestinian adults during the month of August 2013. A multi-stage sampling methodology was employed for selection of respondents. The sample obtained was nationally representative and comprised adult males and females, who were 18+ years of age. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 1,000 is +/- [3.2] percentage points. This means that all other things being equal, the identical survey repeated will have results within the margin of error 95 times out of 100. Throughout the analysis, data in the tables may not add up to 100% because of rounding and/or because responses of “not sure” are not shown. In addition, for the purposes of analysis and data presentation, some responses have been aggregated. For example, responses of “very constructive” and “somewhat constructive” are aggregated into “Constructive,” while responses of “somewhat destructive” and “very destructive” are aggregated into “Destructive.”

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Press Coverage:

Mitchell Plitnick, "Poll shows diminishing support for two-state solution." Inter Press Service, February 4, 2014 

"UN condems Israel over destruction of Jordan Valley homes." RT, February 2, 2014

"Israeli-Palestinian peace hopes sapped over 20 years." AFP, February 1, 2014

"Israel/Palestine: de moins en moins de confiance dans la paix." Agence France-Presse, January 31, 2014

Christa Case Bryant, "Few Israelis, Palestinians see two state solution as feasible. What's the alternative?" Christian Science Monitor, January 22, 2014