Presentation of the PSR Public Opinion Poll 02/2016

Press Conference

June 7 Tuesday


June 7, 2016, 14:00 - 15:00


Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, al-Bireh/Ramallah


Marc Frings (KAS), Bastian Schroeder (KAS), Dr. Khalil Shikaki (PSR)


Experts' Meeting

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in Ramallah - in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) - conducts a public opinion poll in the Palestinian Territories on a quarterly basis.

Also available in Deutsch


14.00h - Begin of the press conference
Presentation of the findings - Dr. Khalil Shikaki, Director, PSR
Commentary - Marc Frings, Resident Representative, KAS

14.30h - Coffee break

14.35h - Question and answer session
Moderation - Bastian Schroeder, Program-Manager, KAS

15.00h - End


  • Fatah-Hamas reconciliation after Hamas-Egypt meetings and those in Doha
  • Outcome of elections if one is held today
  • Public view of Abbas and his performance
  • Future of the confrontations and knifings that started last October
  • The French Initiative
  • US elections


Dr. Khalil Shikaki, Director of PSR, highlighted three significant developments within the public perception: (1) The results show a significant decline in the support of stabbing attacks in the Palestinian population, especially in the West Bank over the last 6 months. (2) Public support for the so called French Initiative was relatively high in the light of general frustration over diplomatic efforts. However, only 29% of the people questioned expect the Initiative to be successful. (3) The findings of the second quarter poll indicate a slight shift in the domestic balance of power in favor of Fatah.

The findings can be found here

Dr. Khalil Shikaki, Direktor PSR, und Marc Frings, Büroleiter KAS Palästinensische Gebiete
Dr. Khalil Shikaki (Mitte) präsentiert die Umfrageergebnisse
Bastian Schroeder (KAS), Dr. Khalil Shikaki (PSR) und Marc Frings (KAS)
Diskussion mit den anwesenden Journalisten

Contact person

Bastian Schroeder

Program Manager

Bastian Schroeder
Phone +972 2 240 4305
Fax +972 2 240 4307
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ عربي,‎ زبان فارسی


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