Panels conducted a poll of 527 people with a 4.3% error margin for Maariv & The Jerusalem Post that was published Jan 1 2016.

Who is your person of the year?

29% Putin, 16% Merkel, 15% Netanyahu, 3% Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, 2% Pope Francis, 2% Obama, 33% don’t know.

What is the country’s biggest problem?

45% wave of terrorism, 33% cost of living & socioeconomic gaps, 8% the diplomatic stalemate, 4% Right-Left relations, 4% international isolation, 2% religious-secular relations, 4% don’t know.

Could a diplomatic agreement currently be reached with the Palestinians?

68% no, 22% yes, 10% don’t know.

What is currently the biggest danger to Israeli security?

47% Palestinians, 24% Islamic State & radical Islam, 13% Iran, 7% Jewish terrorism, 6% Hezbollah, 3% don’t know.

Do you believe the current terrorist wave can be stopped?

65% yes, 28% no, 7% don’t know.

Will Iran keep its commitments from the Iranian nuclear deal?

79% No, 15% don’t know, 6% yes.

What was the most important item on the international agenda in 2015?

50% struggle to stop Islamic State, 25% Syrian refugee crisis, 10% US presidential election, 6% war in Syria and Iraq, 5% Iranian nuclear program, 4% don’t know.

Will there be elections in 2016?

46% Probably Not, 27% Probably Yes, 13%  Don’t know, 9% For sure not, 5% For sure yes

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