The Potential for a Nonviolent Intifada
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To determine the attitudes of the Palestinian and Israeli Jewish publics on the potential for nonviolent methods in the Intifada, Search for Common Ground, an American and Belgian NGO, commissioned the Program on International Policy Attitudes(PIPA) of the University of Maryland to conduct a study that included focus groups and polls with randomly selected samples. A Palestinian polling organization, the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, carried out the poll of 600 Palestinians through face-to-face interviews from August 12-19. An Israeli polling organization, the B.L. and Lucille Cohen Institute for Public Opinion Research of Tel Aviv University, carried out the poll of 504 Israeli Jews by telephone interviews from August 12-14. Margin of error is plus or minus 4.5% for the survey of Israelis and +/- 4% for the survey of Palestinians.