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Expert discussion: KAS-PSR discuss findings of Public Opinion Poll No. 86

von Malak M.

Qatar World Cup restores Palestinian trust in Arab World after years of disappointment

On December 13, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) presented the findings of the 86 joint Public Opinion Poll carried out in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine in Ramallah.


Dr. Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) together with Steven Höfner, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine Director, presented the most important results of the 86th public opinion poll conducted in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between the 7 and 10 of December 2022. 

The period before conducting the poll witnessed several developments including a decision by the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas to form a high judicial council under his chairmanship. The developments also included a new reconciliation agreement which was reached in Algeria by Palestinian factions and reports on various cases of drowning of Palestinian emigrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

On the Israeli side, after winning the November parliamentary elections, Likud and other right wing and extreme right-wing groups agreed to form a governing coalition under Benjamin Netanyahu’s premiership. Furthermore, a UN agency adopted a decision to seek the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the Israeli occupation.

In Qatar, the World Cup football games commenced and were widely followed by the Palestinians due to a considerable expression of support for and solidarity with Palestine by the fans attending the games.

This press release addresses these issues and covers other matters such as the general conditions in the Palestinian territories, the peace process and future possible directions for Palestinians in the absence of a viable peace process. The total size of the sample is 1200 adults interviewed face to face in 120 randomly selected locations. Margin of error is +/-3%. 

For further details, contact PSR director, Dr. Khalil Shikaki, or Walid Ladadweh at tel. 02-296 4933 or email 




Malak M.



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