The Peace Index is a longitudinal research project based on a monthly survey that systematically monitors trends in Israeli public opinion regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel and their impact on Israeli society. This oft-cited evaluation of public sentiments and attitudes was originally initiated by the Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research at Tel Aviv University in 1994, and became a project of IDI's Guttman Center for Surveys and Tel Aviv University's Evens Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution in January 2010. The project is headed by IDI Senior Fellow Prof. Tamar Hermann and Prof. Ephraim Yaar of Tel Aviv University.
More About the Peace Index
The Peace Index conducts a monthly survey of a representative sample of Israel's adult population, which includes approximately 600 men and women, Jewish and Arab citizens, residents of agricultural communities, and Jewish settlers residing beyond the Green Line. The surveys are presently conducted by the Dahaf Institute, with statistical processing by Ms. Yasmin Alkalay.
Each month, The Peace Index, which was called "The War and Peace Index" for a period of time, issues a brief overview of the major findings of the monthly survey, an in-depth analysis of the trends revealed, and the questionnaire and data set for the monthly poll. These materials are available on this site in both Hebrew and English.
The Peace Index also has a dedicated website that includes the archives of the project since its inception as well as the findings of related public opinion polls. Click here to visit this valuable resource for the public and researchers alike. To receive a monthly newsletter that will alert you to the findings of the Peace Index each month as soon as they are available, click here to subscribe.
For further information, contact PeaceIndex@idi.org.il
The Negotiations Index
The Peace Index project includes ongoing monitoring of the Israeli public's attitudes towards peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The monthly Negotiation Index is comprised of two questions, one focusing on public support for peace negotiations and the other on the degree to which the public believes that such talks will actually lead to peace. The aggregated replies to these two questions are calculated, combined, and standardized on a scale of 0-100, in which 0 represents total lack of support for negotiations and lack of belief in their potential to bear fruit, and 100 represents total support for the process and belief in its potential. Each month, the Negotiations Index presents two distinct findings, one for the general Israeli population and the other for Jewish Israelis.
Construction of the Negotiation Index
The Negotiations Index is computed as a weighted average of the following two questionnaire items:
b. Moderately in favor
c. Moderately opposed
d. Strongly opposed
e. I don't know\ decline to answer
Please note the following:
The Peace Index: September 2014
The Peace Index: August 2014
The Peace Index: July 2014
The Peace Index: May 2014
The Peace Index: April 2014
The Peace Index: March 2014
The Peace Index: February 2014
The Peace Index: January 2014
The Peace Index: December 2013
The Peace Index: November 2013
The Peace Index: October 2013
The Peace Index: September 2013
The Peace Index: August 2013
The Peace Index: July 2013
The Peace Index: June 2013
The Peace Index: May 2013
The Peace Index: April 2013
The Peace Index: February–March 2013
The Peace Index: January 2013
The Peace Index: December 2012
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Data/ questionnaires courtesy of the Guttman Center for Surveys at the Israel Democracy Institute (RA).
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