[1] ECONOMIC AID
~ As you may know, the
U.S. (United States) has provided economic assistance to Israel for many years. Do you feel that U.S. aid to Israel should be increased, decreased, kept the same, or stopped altogether? (Marttila and Kiley)

+ Do you think economic aid to the following people or nations should be increased, decreased, kept about the same, or stopped altogether?) How about...Israel? (Gallup/CCFR)

*Thinking about the financial aid the United States provides Israel for economic purposes, do you think US economic aid to Israel should be--increased, kept the same, or decreased? (Gallup)

 

Increased

Decreased

Kept Same

Stopped

DK

6/30/02+

18

26

37

15

4

09/14/01*

8

29

55

1 (vol.)

7

07/25/99*

8

45

41

1 (vol.)

15

11/10/98+

10

23

42

16

9

10/25/94+

9

24

38

20

9

05/01/92~

4

38

40

15

3

11/15/90+

8

27

38

18

9

Organization: as noted
Date: as noted

Now I'm going to read you a list of different forms of giving foreign aid. For each one, please tell me how you feel about it on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being very bad, 10 being very good, and 5 being neutral…Aid to Israel and Egypt, which includes military and economic aid.

0-4

40.2%

5

30.8

6-10

26.9

Don't know

1.5

Refused

.6

Mean

4.45

Organization: PIPA
Date: November 2000


[2] [HALF SAMPLE A]

Q. Last year the US is gave Israel $2.85 billion and the Palestinians $0.07 billion in aid If the Palestinians and Israel come to terms in a peace agreement, how much aid do you think the US should then give each side? [respondent filled in two numbers; decimals were accepted]

 

Median responses:

Palestinians 1 billion

Israel 1 billion

 

Mean responses:

Palestinians 2.37 billion

Israel 3.76 billion

 

Organization: PIPA

Dates: May 14-18, 2003

 

(In which of the following ways, if any, do you think the United States should get involved in trying to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute and end the violence?)...What about...providing more money to create conditions helpful to peace, such as paying Israeli and Palestinian settlers money to relocate and funding for general economic development? Do you think the U.S. should do this or not?

Yes

26%

No

66

Don't know

8

Survey Organization: Princeton Survey Research Associates
Research Sponsor: Newsweek
Dates:
MAR 21, 2002 to MAR 22, 2002

[3] What do you think US (United States) policy toward the Palestinian Authority should be? Do you think the U.S. should--give financial aid to the Palestinian Authority regardless of whether or not the Hamas government recognizes Israel as a country, give financial aid to the Palestinian Authority only if Hamas recognizes Israel as a country, or not give any financial aid to the Palestinian Authority while the Hamas government is in power?
(Subpopulation/Note: Asked of Form B half sample)

 

Regardless of recognizing Israel  .............5% 

Only if recognizes Israel ........................30 

No aid at all .........................................57  

No opinion  .............................................9

 

Organization:  CNN/Gallup/USA Today

Dates:  February 6-9, 2006


[4] [HALF SAMPLE B]

If the Palestinians come to terms with Israel in a peace agreement, do you think the US should equalize the amount of aid it gives to Israel and to the Palestinians, or should the US continue to give Israel more?

 

Should equalize............................................ 67%

Should continue to give Israel more ..............24

(No answer)................................................ 10

 

Organization: PIPA

Dates: May 14-18, 2003


[5] [HALF SAMPLE A]

Q. Last year the US is gave Israel $2.85 billion and the Palestinians $0.07 billion in aid If the Palestinians and Israel come to terms in a peace agreement, how much aid do you think the US should then give each side? [respondent filled in two numbers; decimals were accepted]

 

Median responses:

Palestinians 1 billion

Israel 1 billion

 

Mean responses:

Palestinians 2.37 billion

Israel 3.76 billion

 

Organization: PIPA

Dates: May 14-18, 2003


Now I'm going to read you a list of different forms of giving foreign aid. For each one, please tell me how you feel about it on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 being very bad, 10 being very good, and 5 being neutral…
…Aid to
Israel and Egypt, which includes military and economic aid.

0-4

40.2%

5

30.8

6-10

26.9

Don't know

1.5

Refused

.6

Mean

4.45

…Military aid, which provide weapons and materiel to countries that are friendly to the US.

0-4

41.9%

5

28.1

6-10

25.1

Don't know

1.8

Refused

3.1

Mean

4.26

…Child survival programs, which includes prenatal care, immunizations and nutrition.

0-4

9.2%

5

11.9

6-10

76.0

Don't know

1.1

Refused

1.8

Mean

7.66

Organization: PIPA
Date: November 2000


[6] Here is a list of reasons for giving aid to other countries. For each one please tell me how good a reason it is for giving aid on a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 meaning a very bad reason, 10 meaning a very good reason, and 5 being neutral.
…To increase US influence over other countries.

0-4

38.5%

5

36.2

6-10

22.8

Don't know

2.1

Refused

.5

Mean

4.40

…To alleviate hunger and disease in poor countries.

0-4

8.9%

5

11.9

6-10

77.4

Don't know

1.2

Refused

.5

Mean

7.71

Organization: PIPA
Date: November 2000