Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Social Science

First Advisor

Lindsay Benstead

Subjects

Palestinian Arabs -- Attitudes, Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993-, Palestinian Arabs -- Government policy -- Israel, Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government

DOI

10.15760/honors.255

Abstract

There have been many articles on the influence of public opinion on Palestinian peace with Israel, but none have been written using data since the early 2000s. This gap is important because many Israeli and Palestinian citizens have increasingly lost hope in the Oslo peace process. This article uses data from 2006 to 2012 to analyze changes in Palestinian support for peace with Israel. Variables include political affiliation, gender, religiosity, economic situation, and area of residence. The Arab Barometer and the Palestinian Center originally gathered all of the data for Policy and Survey Research used in this paper. A binomial logistic regression was used to measure the impact of the listed variables over a period of six years. Overall, Palestinian support decreased from 2006 to 2012. All variables but one were found to hold statistical significance towards the decrease in support.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Social Science

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17325

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