Launching event of the FES-JMCC public opinion poll No. 93

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On October 15, 2018, the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, in cooperation with its partner the Jerusalem Media & Communications Centre (JMCC), hosted a public launching event of the results of the latest public opinion poll (No. 93) in Ramallah.

After a brief welcome address by FES Palestine, Dr. Ghassan Khatib presented the results of the survey and offered his analysis to the audience. The presentation covered four main topics. First, it discussed the level of satisfaction among Palestinians with the government’s performance, with 52,8% claiming not to trust any political or religious faction at all. Second, it covered a possible ceasefire-agreement between Palestinians and Israel, pointing to the fact that 67,8% of Palestinians support a long-term ceasefire (hudna). Third, the perception of Palestinians with regard to the process of national reconciliation was outlined. Looking at recent events, only 21,3% claim to be more optimistic about achieving reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas. Fourth, it elaborated on the socio-economic situation of women in Palestine, saying that 51,1% of Palestinians believe that equality between men and women had improved over the last 10 years. In addition, Dr. Ghassan Khatib discussed developments over time, addressing trend-questions that have been repeatedly asked in the polls.

Subsequently, a discussion between participants ensued and requests for further clarification of the results and methodology were answered. For our editorial on the latest results, please follow the link:  click here