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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Views on the Israel Defense Forces

(Updated November 2013)


Israeli Polls: Table of Contents | Attitudes Toward Democracy | On the Peace Process


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Is regarding the IDF as an "army of the people" appropriate for the IDF today?
        (Peace Index, October 2013)

 
Jews
Appropriate
69.8%
Not Appropriate
25.4%
Don't Know
4.8%

Should Israel move to a more volunteer, professional army and away from conscription?
        (Peace Index, October 2013; Dahaf Poll, February 2008)

 
Jews
February 2008
October 2013
Cancel Conscription
15.3%
21.1%
Keep Service As Is
74.4%
75.8%
Don't Know
11.3%
3.1%

Is the decision to not extend the Tal Law (religious student army exemption) appropriate or not appropriate?
        (Peace Index, February 2012)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Appropriate
68.0%
71.0%
51.1%
Not Appropriate
27.1%
25.6%
35.6%
Don't Know
4.9%
3.3%
13.3%

Does the IDF act too mildly, too harshly or appropriately toward settlers who carry out "price-tag" actions?
        (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
Too Mildly
14.3%
13.1%
21.1%
Too Harshly
38.5%
35.0%
58.9%
Appropriately
34.0%
37.8%
12.2%
Don't Know
13.2%
14.1%
7.8%

Is it proper for the IDF to hold events where male and female soldiers are separated because of religious demands? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
I'm sure it is
12.9%
13.2%
11.1%
I think it is
18.1%
16.0%
30.0%
I think it isn't
23.3%
21.3%
34.4%
I'm sure it isn't
40.3%
44.6%
15.6%
Don't know/refuse to answer
5.5%
4.8%
8.8%

Should removal of female soldiers from units with Haredim be permitted so as to enable ultra-Orthodox soldiers to serve? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 
General Public
Jews
Arabs
I'm sure it should be permitted
18.8%
20.0%
12.2%
I think it should be permitted
25.7%
26.3%
22.2%
I think it shouldn't be permitted
15.7%
13.1%
31.1%
I'm sure it shouldn't be permitted
30.1%
32.1%
18.9%
Don't know/refuse to answer
9.6%
8.6%
15.5%

Did you support the decision to launch the operation in Syria (to destroy the supposed nuclear reactor)? (Yedioth Ahronoth, September 18, 2007)

Yes 78%
No 10%

Do you count on the IDF to defend the State? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes 82%
No 15%

How do you view the idea of requiring Israeli-Arabs to perform 2 years of national service? (Keevoon Research, May 28-30, 2007)

  Hebrew Russian Arabic Total
Very good 27% 26% 16% 26%
Somewhat good 23% 26% 32% 25%
Not good, but necessary 13% 9% 14% 12%
Good or necessary 50% 52% 48% 51%
Not good 33% 29% 36% 33%
Don't know/Refuse 4% 10% 2% 5%

Do you have confidence in the ability of the IDF to win the next war should it break out? (Teleseker, May 4, 2007)

Great confidence
80%
Some confidence
11%
No confidence
5%

Do you count on the IDF to defend Israel? (Yediot Ahronot, August 25, 2006)

Yes
82%
No
17%

Would you describe the IDF as a moral army today? (Israeli television program "Reshet in the Morning," December 9, 2004)

Yes
26%
No
59%
Other
15%

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