Israel-Gaza War, Polls

INSS Poll: Just 35% of Israelis believe in a two-state solution after October 7

The poll also shows trust in the IDF and the war aims, but also anxiousness about the day after and deep mistrust in the Prime Minister.

Polls. (Photo: Roman Samborskyi/Shutterstock)

A poll conducted by the INSS in March shows a record low in Israeli support for a two-state solution after October 7: 65% are opposed, and just 35% are in favor. The numbers from 2017 were about evenly balanced with ten points between them, but no longer.

Israelis are divided as to the solution for the Gaza Strip the day after Hamas is defeated: 39% support handing it over to an international trusteeship, 27% support a permanent Israeli military regime, and 7% support returning the Strip to the control of the Palestinian Authority. Just 19% support renewing Israeli Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip.

The poll, which surveyed Israeli views about the war and its effect on society and the country, also found consistently high levels of support (always above 70%) for the IDF and its leaders, as well as high levels of confidence that the IDF can win the war in the south and a war with Hezbollah in the north, if one breaks out.

Israeli concerns about the state of Israeli society are also increasing. While 49% are more concerned about external threats while 43% are more concerned about internal ones - a reversal from years passed - the number of those who believe Israeli solidarity has increased in the wake of the war is declining. Nevertheless, over 70% consistently believe the economy can thrive again after the war.

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