Polls Archive


Will Syria maintain territorial integrity post-conflict?

  • Yes: regardless of which side wins, Syria will remain one state. (48%, 981 Votes)
  • No: what we know as Syria will split into more than one country. (52%, 1,082 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,063

Start Date: April 4, 2013 @ 5:12 am
End Date: No Expiry




Will Assad have lost Damascus by June 1, 2013?

  • Yes (33%, 538 Votes)
  • No (67%, 1,099 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,640

Start Date: December 13, 2012 @ 3:36 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Should Syria open to Western banks even if growing the economy weakens resistance and the posibility of getting the Golan back?

  • Yes, Syria's top priority is to raise the standard of living for Syrians. (56%, 180 Votes)
  • No, Syria's top priority is to get back the Golan and restore the integrity of the national land. (44%, 141 Votes)

Total Voters: 321

Start Date: January 19, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Who do you agree with more?

  • National Geographic (60%, 70 Votes)
  • Ambassador Moustapha (40%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 117

Start Date: October 26, 2009 @ 7:40 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons

  • Will bring greater justice to the region because Israel will have to deal more equitably with Palestinians and Syrians. (46%, 13 Votes)
  • Will reduce justice in the region because Israel and Saudi Arabia will be threatened. (7%, 2 Votes)
  • will not make much difference. (47%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

Start Date: October 23, 2009 @ 2:26 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Will Syria eventually give up the Golan as it gave up Alexandretta (Hatay)?

  • Yes (18%, 7 Votes)
  • No (82%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

Start Date: October 19, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Who ordered the assassination of Rafiq Hariri?

  • Syria (President did not know) (9%, 113 Votes)
  • Syria (President knew) (23%, 277 Votes)
  • Neocon strategists (Americans or Israelis) (30%, 365 Votes)
  • Lebanese Salafist (fundamentalist) groups (5%, 62 Votes)
  • Iran / Hizbollah (6%, 72 Votes)
  • Lebanese warlords or opponents (6%, 68 Votes)
  • We will never know (21%, 248 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,205

Start Date: May 17, 2009 @ 12:29 am
End Date: No Expiry




Is it too late to seek a two-state solution?

  • It is too complicated, only a one-state solution will work (50%, 243 Votes)
  • The two state solution is still feasible. (50%, 240 Votes)

Total Voters: 483

Start Date: January 27, 2009 @ 7:04 am
End Date: No Expiry




Do you support President Assad's speech in Doha and his position on Israel's war on Gaza?

  • Yes (75%, 85 Votes)
  • No (25%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 113

Start Date: January 16, 2009 @ 9:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry




Why is Israel attacking Gaza now? (vote for as many options as you wish)

  • To protect its citizens from Hamas rockets (12%, 36 Votes)
  • To boost the popularity of Kadima and Labor and reduce the chances of Likud winning the next elections. (21%, 60 Votes)
  • To tip the scale in Israel's favor before President Obama takes an active role in sponsoring the peace process (21%, 62 Votes)
  • To torpedo the peace process and destroy the will of the Arabs to expect peace with Israel as equals. (22%, 64 Votes)
  • To avenge its loss to Hizbollah in 2006 and boost the morale of its army. (24%, 69 Votes)

Total Voters: 291

Start Date: January 11, 2009 @ 1:42 am
End Date: No Expiry




Should Syria wait for Israel and the Palestinians to reach a settlement?

  • No, Fatah did not wait for Syria, Syria is not obliged to wait for them. (29%, 91 Votes)
  • No, but Syria should not stop supporting the Palestinians after it settles its conflict with Israel. (35%, 112 Votes)
  • Yes, Syria should wait until the Palestinians reach a just settlement with Israel. (20%, 62 Votes)
  • Irrelevant question. Syria should not attempt to reach an agreement with Israel until Israelis accept a one state solution. (16%, 51 Votes)

Total Voters: 316

Start Date: December 5, 2008 @ 12:20 am
End Date: No Expiry




Should Israeli journalists be invited to visit Syria and interview Syrian officials?

  • I am categorically opposed to the idea. (9%, 18 Votes)
  • Not until Israel ends its occupation of the Palestinians. (8%, 17 Votes)
  • Not until Israel and the new American administration publicly state their commitment to returning the Golan to Syria. (12%, 26 Votes)
  • Yes, I think this would establish a useful direct communication channel that can enable Syria to communicate with Israelis who do not understad Syrian intentions. (71%, 148 Votes)

Total Voters: 209

Start Date: November 20, 2008 @ 7:37 am
End Date: No Expiry




What is your most trusted source for Syria news and analysis?

  • American journalists and Think tank experts (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Arab journalists and analysts (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Syrian official sources and media (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Blogs (53%, 31 Votes)
  • Other (15%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 59

Start Date: November 15, 2008 @ 9:27 am
End Date: November 18, 2008 @ 9:27 am




Who should President Obama appoint as his Middle East envoy?

  • Bill Clinton (15%, 17 Votes)
  • Colin Powell (14%, 16 Votes)
  • Denis Ross (9%, 10 Votes)
  • Robert Malley (24%, 27 Votes)
  • Martin Indyk (4%, 4 Votes)
  • Edward Djerejian (11%, 12 Votes)
  • James Baker (23%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

Start Date: November 11, 2008 @ 6:55 am
End Date: November 14, 2008 @ 6:55 am




Should Rahm Emanuel distance himself from his father's remark about Arabs cleaning floors?

  • No, he is not responsible for that remark. (14%, 11 Votes)
  • It would be a good thing to do. (31%, 24 Votes)
  • I would be highly disappointed if he does not. (55%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

Start Date: November 8, 2008 @ 12:47 am
End Date: November 11, 2008 @ 12:47 am




Do you support Syria's recent decision to ban some of the Saudi owned newspapers?

  • I don't support it. (44%, 8 Votes)
  • I am indifferent. (11%, 2 Votes)
  • I think it was justified. (45%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

Start Date: November 8, 2008 @ 7:21 am
End Date: November 8, 2008 @ 3:21 pm




Are you optimistic that President Obama will help Syria and Israel reach a peace agreement

  • Very optimistic (19%, 13 Votes)
  • Somewhat optimistic (40%, 27 Votes)
  • Undecided (10%, 7 Votes)
  • Not optimistic (31%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

Start Date: November 5, 2008 @ 6:54 am
End Date: November 7, 2008 @ 6:54 am