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last updated Jan. 19, 2010
published July 1, 2006
Poll No. 58, June 2006 - On 100 days on the formation of the 10th Palestinian government
Read more:  governance, Salam Fayyad, Palestinian politics, Palestinian politicians, political groups, public opinion, parliament, public opinion
Summary: Significant Opinion results:

Executive Summary

Assessment of the performance of the government 100 days after assuming its responsibilities:

* A majority of the respondents 45% believe that Hamas Movement is serious in achieving its electoral slogan: "Yes for change and reform", while a ratio of 26.7% believe that Hamas is not serious.    

* With regards to the performance of the new government, the respondents believe that the weak point of the government lies in poor security performance: a ratio of 47.8% of the respondents believe that the security chaos phenomena have increased since the formation of the government while 18.7% said the phenomena decreased. A ratio of 38% said the performance of the security apparatuses is bad while 23.1% believe that their performance is good and a ratio of 36.1% said the performance of the security apparatuses is average.

* A majority of the respondents 31.7% said the new government assisted in pushing forward the current reforms in the PA compared with a ratio of 25.4% of the Palestinians said the new government is impeding the reforms. A ratio of 39.1% of the Palestinians doesn't see any impact of the government on the reform efforts.

* Within the same context, the respondents' assessment of the government is similar to the assessment of the previous government; however, the Palestinians feel the new government achieved progress in its performance in the sectors of education and health. A ratio of 50.2% rate the performance of the government in the education sector as good and only 14.1% think the performance is bad. In the health sector, 35% of the respondents believe the performance of the government is good while 25% see its performance as bad. The respondents noted the progress achieved in the performance of the PM as a majority of 43.9% believe his performance as good while only 21.3% see his performance as bad.  

* A ratio of 36.6% said the work of the government is more transparent than the previous government while 25.6% said the opposite.

* A ratio of 41% of the public believes that the level of corruption decreased during the reign of the current government while 17.5% believe that corruption increased. It should be noted that a vast majority of the respondents 78.8% believe there is corruption in the PNA while 15.6% of the respondents said there is no corruption.  

* In the field of conflict in jurisdictions between the government and the presidency, a ratio of 50% of the respondents blames the presidency while 38.3% hold the government responsible.  

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