Thursday, February 19, 2015
An exploration of Palestinian public opinion and attitudes in relation to a variety of social, economic, and political issues. A survey was conducted in the summer of 2013 in an attempt to assess the extent to which the Israelis occupation affects the lives of Palestinians in the West Bank (Sample, N=832 responses), and how specifically Palestinians are being affected. This study includes questions related to the local economy and jobs, education, social structure and its transformations, gender and the changing roles, political future and full statehood. In addition, the respondents were asked a variety of questions to measure how they feel with regards to the practices of the Palestinian Authority, the Hamas/Fatah divide and its socio-economic and political ramifications, the approval ratings of key figures in Palestinian politics, the US role in the peace process, the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, the overall conditions in the Palestinian Territories, and the future of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Co-sponsored by Middle East Studies and the Security Seminar Series.