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Expert discussion: KAS-PSR discuss findings of Public Opinion Poll No. 88

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On June 14, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) presented the findings of the 88 joint Public Opinion Poll carried out in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine at our office in Ramallah.


Full press release

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 88th public opinion poll conducted in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between 7 and 11 June 2023. 

The period before conducting the poll witnessed several important developments including the passing of 75 years since Nakba and the rocket exchange between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Hamas’ student body, the Islamic Bloc won student elections at Birzeit University and al Najah University. In a speech at the UN, president Abbas asked for international protection for the Palestinian people, while in Israel, widespread demonstrations by the opposition to the Israeli government judicial reforms continued. In the West Bank, violent confrontations between Palestinian armed groups and the Israeli army led to increased exposure to violence. Regionally, an Iranian-Saudi rapprochement created shock waves throughout the Middle East.

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. Total size of the sample is 1270 adults interviewed face to face in 127 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  



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