TIPH releases opinion poll

The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) commissioned Near East Consulting in Ramallah to conduct an opinion poll in Hebron. Over 800 persons were asked about their attitudes towards TIPH, their concerns and hopes for the future in the survey conducted by phone. (Hebron 21.12.2007)

The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) commissioned Near East Consulting in Ramallah to conduct an opinion poll in Hebron. Over 800 persons were asked about their attitudes towards TIPH, their concerns and hopes for the future in the survey conducted by phone. The poll is presented as a whole on the TIPH web site.

 

– The poll is part of TIPH’s continued work to monitor the situation in Hebron and to better know the city we work in, TIPH Head of Mission Karl-Henrik Sjursen says.

 

According to the opinion poll a majority of the people in Hebron feel less secure today than ten years ago, when TIPH was created. Security and safety is one of the biggest concerns for households and the biggest need people see for their community. But even if people feel less secure and are concerned about the situation a majority state that they are optimistic about the future.

 

– The fact that people feel less secure today points to the need of a renewed process towards normalization in the city by all parties, TIPH Head of Mission Karl-Henrik Sjursen says.

 

TIPH also asked people in the city about their perception of the organization. A majority thinks that reporting an incident to TIPH will improve the situation. When it comes to knowledge about TIPH – only 7% of the people asked did not know about the organization.

 

– Peoples’ perception of TIPH is important to us, Karl-Henrik Sjursen says. We try hard to reach as many residents as possible and to stress the importance of reporting to us when something happens.

 

Read the entire opinion poll (pdf)