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I am still not fully clear on whether to use "do you think they will ... " or "do you think if they will ..."

E.g. "do you think they will be interested in this" or "do you think if they will be interested in this"

Thanks

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We use if to introduce reported yes-no questions and questions with or.

Do you like me?(direct question)

I asked if he liked me.(indirect question)


Do you think they will be interested in this?
Is a direct question and you must use the first sentence.

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I say:

do you think they will ...

You don't need an extra "if"

In your example:

do you think they will be interested in this

Would be correct, otherwise it sounds strange, you have to many extra words.

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