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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Attitudes Toward Diaspora Jewry

(Updated June 2014)


Israeli Polls: Table of Contents | Views of the IDF | National Pride


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Decisions by the Israeli Government Should Consider the...
              (Jewish Media Summit/Israel Democracy Institute, June 2014)

Impact on Diaspora Jewry (Yes)
71%
Impact on Diaspora Jewry (No)
26%
Views of Diaspora Jewry (Yes)
51%
Views of Diaspora Jewry (No)
47%

Should the opinions of Diaspora Jews be taken into account regarding the Peace Process in Israel?
              (Jerusalem Post/Telesker, June 2013)

Should Not be Taken into Account
31.9%
Considered a Small Extent
33.6%
Considered to a Large Extent
21.6%
Considered to a Very Great Extent
9.4%

Should the State of Israel assist Jewish communities in economic, political, or anti-Semitic distress?
              (Jewish Agency, March 20, 2012)

Yes, I am Certain
61%
I Believe So
30%

Do you feel a connection to the Jews in the Diaspora?
              (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, April 25, 2012)

Yes
82.7%
No
15.9%
Don't know
1.4%

Should the State of Israel assist Jewish communities in economic, political, or anti-Semitic distress?
              (Jewish Agency, March 20, 2012)

Yes, I am Certain
61%
I Believe So
30%

Do you believe political support (of Israel) by world Jewry is important?
              (Jewish Agency, March 20, 2012)

Very Important
67%
Somewhat Important
28%

Is economic support (of Israel) by world Jewry important?
         
    (Jewish Agency, March 20, 2012)

Very Important
53%
Somewhat Important
33%

Are Jews in Israel and world Jewry part of one people?
         
    (Jewish Agency, March 20, 2012)

Yes, I am Certain
30%
I Believe So
51%

How do you characterize the relationship between Israeli Jews and Diaspora Jewry?
         
    (Jewish Agency, March 20, 2012)

Becoming Stronger
12%
Weakening
23%
Stable
56%

How Important is it that Jews from abroad visit Israel and young Israeli Jew visit Jewish communities abroad?
         
    (Jewish Agency, March 20, 2012)

Very Important that Young Diaspora Jews Visit Israel
78%
Somewhat Important that Young Diaspora Jews Visit Israel
18%
Very Important that Young Israelis Visit Jewish Communities Abroad
74%

Should the opinions of Diaspora Jewry be considered by the Israeli government when deciding on any border changes?
          
(Keevoon Research, Strategy & Communications, June 2008)

Should be Considered
20.5%
Should Not be Considered
74.8%
No Answer
4.8%

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the most important), how important is Israel's relationship with Diaspora Jewry?
          
(Keevoon Research, Strategy & Communications, June 2007)

1
1%
2
2%
3
1%
4
0%
5
7%
6
2%
7
7%
8
19%
9
8%
10
55%
Average Score
8.6

Jews in the Diaspora have often publicly criticized the Government of Israel. Which statement best represents your view?
          
(Keevoon Research, Strategy & Communications, June 2007)

Jews in the Diaspora have no right to publicly criticize the Government of Israel
54%
Jews who live in the Diaspora can publically criticize the Government of Israel because every Jew is a partner in Israel
40%
No Answer
6%

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