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Israeli Views on Society & Government

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With regard to the Law of Return, which of the following statements is closest to your view? (JPPI, 2020) (Jews only)

 
2020
The Law of Return should remain as is

49%

The Law of Return should be changed to allow only the children of Jews to make aliyah, not grandchildren

11%

The Law of Return should be changed to only allow people who themselves are Jewish to make aliyah

24%

The Law of Return should be repealed

6%

DK

11%

To be a "real Israeli" you must be Jewish. (JPPI, 2020)

 
2020
Totally disagree

16%

Somewhat disagree

25%

Somewhat agree

28%

Totally agree

30%

To be a "real Israeli" you must be a Zionist. (JPPI, 2020)

 
2020
Totally disagree

8%

Somewhat disagree

20%

Somewhat agree

33%

Totally agree

37%

There is too much freedom of expression in Israel. (JPPI, 2020)

 
2020
 
Jews
Non-Jews
Totally disagree
24%

8%

Somewhat disagree
29%

17%

Somewhat agree
29%

48%

Totally agree
16%

26%

And how do you feel about Israel's security situation in the foreseeable future? (Israeli Voice Index, January 2020)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

 
January 2020
April 2020
Very optimistic

9.0%

8.3%

8.9%

14.2%

7.5%

13.1%

Moderately optimistic

51.7%

34.9%

49.0%

60.7%

35.9%

56.6%

Moderately pessimistic

26.3%

28.9%

26.8%

18.0%

27.4%

19.6%

Very pessimistic

8.5%

18.6%

10.1%

3.0%

10.4%

4.2%

Don't know/decline to answer

4.4%

9.4%

5.2%

4.2%

18.8%

6.6%

To what extent to you agree with each of the following sentences? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
We will forever live by the sword

58%

Israel is a 'vila in the jungle'

61%

Israeli democracy is at risk

40%

Israel's strategic position has never been better

52%

To what extent to you agree with each of the following sentences? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
The Jews are the chosen people

63%

A people that dwells alone

53%

The entire world is against us

47%

What is Israel's most significant external threat? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
Northern arena

29%

Nuclear Iran

20%

Terrorism

10%

lsraeli-Palestinian conftict

21%

Hamas

14%

Political isolation
6%

Is Israel prepared to address the following challenges? Prepared: (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
Simultaneous military conflict on northern front and Gaza

87%

Significant and persistent terrorist attacks

78%

Social polarization

76%

Political corruption

69%

International isolation of Israel

56%

Reduced US support of Israel
51%

How much do you trust the following institutions? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
IDF

88%

Mossad

88%

Israel Security Agency (GSS)

80%

Police

60%

What value is most important to you? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
 
1998
2018
State with Jewish majority

33%

51%
Peace

33%

18%
Greater Israel

19%

12%
Democratic state

15%

19%

Is the value system that guides the IDF senior command similar or different from the value system that is generally accept by most Israelis? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
Similar

66%

Different

34%

IDF has clear rules on opening fire on terrorists. According to these rules a neutralized terrorist who no longer poses a threat should not be killed? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
Agree

63%

Disagree

37%

Does media coverage assist or harm Israel’s national resilience? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
Assist

46%

Harm

54%

Is the Israeli media reliable in its reporting of the political-military situation? (INSS, National Security Index 2018-19)

 
Israeli Jews
Reliable

62%

Unreliable

38%

The Nation-State Law recently passed by the Knesset declares officially for the first time that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people and only of the Jewish people. Opponents of the law claim that it prevents non-Jewish citizens of Israel from feeling that it is their country as well. In your opinion, was there or was there not a need for the law to make this declaration at this time? (Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure it was needed

32.9%

5.9%

28.4%

I think it was needed

19.4%

1.4%

16.4%

I think there was no need

17.2%

17.1%

17.2%

I'm sure there was no need

22.5%

66.7%

29.9%

Don't know/No answer

8%

8.9%

8.1%

Unlike Israel's Declaration of Independence, the new Nation-State Law does not include a commitment to full equality for all citizens of the country regardless of their religion or nationality. In your opinion, should or should not the new law also have addressed the equality issued?
(Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure it should have

32.1%

66.5%

37.8%

I think it should have

27.5%

6%

23.9%

I think it should not have

15.8%

10.9%

15%

I'm sure it should not have

13.9%

9.9%

13.3%

Don't know/No answer

10.7%

6.6%

10%

The nation-state law declares that Arabic will no longer be an official language in Israel and will only be a language with a special status. In your opinion, is this change good or not good?
(Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

A very good change

29.8%

4.8%

25.7%

Moderately good

21.4%

1.2%

18%

Not so good

20%

1.3%

16.9%

Not good at all

19.6%

87%

30.9%

Don't know/No answer

9.1%

5.8%

8.6%

Are you personally familiar with people living as a same-sex couple (gays, lesbians, and so on)?
(Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Yes

64.8%

35.4%

59.9%

No

31.8%

61.5%

36.8%

Not sure

2.1%

.2%

1.8%

Don't know/No answer

1.3%

3%

1.6%

Do you support or oppose same-sex couples (gays, lesbians, and so on) having the exact same rights in Israel as other couples?
(Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly support

46.5%

4.2%

39.5%

Moderately support

21.5%

14.3%

20.3%

Moderately oppose

10.7%

13.2%

11.1%


Strongly Oppose
 
15.6%
59.4%
22.9%

Don't know/No answer

5.7%

8.9%

6.2%

Do you support or not support same-sex couples being able to adopt children in Israel? (Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly support

48.4%

1%

40.5%

Moderately support

20.8%

18.2%

20.4%

Moderately oppose

9.3%

11.3%

9.6%


Strongly Oppose
 
15.8%
68.9%
24.7%

Don't know/No answer

5.6%

.5%

4.8%

Do you support or not support instituting civil marriage in Israel?
(Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly support

48.2%

5.8%

41.1%

Moderately support

15.7%

18.7%

16.2%

Moderately oppose

13.5%

19.4%

14.5%


Strongly Oppose
 
18%
55%
24.2%

Don't know/No answer

4.5%

1.2%

4%

Do you support or not support the recognition in Israel of religious marriages conducted by Reform or Conservative rabbis?
(Peace Index, July 2018)

 

Israeli Jews 

Strongly support

41.5%

Moderately support

17.5%

Moderately oppose

9.9%


Strongly Oppose
 
24.8%

Don't know/No answer

6.3%

Do you trust or not trust the professionalism of the police in conducting the investigations of Netanyahu?
(Peace Index, December 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Greatly trust it

29.6%

24.8%

28.8%

Moderately trust it

34.1%

15.9%

31.1%

Don't trust it much

20.6%

11.9%

19.1%

Don't trust it at all

10.9%

36.8%

15.2%

Don't know/No answer

4.8%

10.6%

5.8%

Which of the following issues is the most important, in your opinion, for ensuring Israel's future?
(Peace Index, October 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Reducing tensions between different sectors of society

26.5%

11.8%

24.1%

Improving the education system

22.6%

31.3%

24%


Strengthening the bond between leaders & constituents
 
6%
5.2%
5.9%

Reaching peace with the Palestinians
 
11.5%
28%
14.2%

Developing the economy
 
14.8%
13.3%
14.5%

Strengthening the IDF
 
16.1%
3.2%
14%

Don't know/No answer

2.5%

7.2%

3.3%

Where do you think Israel belongs? (Mitvim Israeli Foreign Policy Index, October 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

More in the Middle East

26%

27%

26%

More in Europe

29%

27%

28%

Equally in Both Europe and the Middle East

26%

18%

25%

Neither in Europe nor the Middle East

12%

10%

12%

Don't know/No answer

7%

18%

7%

What is your general feeling about Israel's standing in the world today on a scale of 1-10 (1 being worst and 10 being best)?
(Mitvim Israeli Foreign Policy Index, October 2017)

 

Total

Bad - 1

6%

2

4%

3

9%

4

12%

Moderate - 5

16%


6
 
18%

7
 
18%

8
 
11%

9
 
4%

Good - 10
 
2%

To what extent do you currently have trust or not have trust in each of the following entities/individuals?
(Peace Index, September 2017)

  • Prime Minister Netanyahu
 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very High Trust

17.6%

10.7%

16.5%

Moderately High Trust

31.1%

5.3%

26.8%

Moderately Low Trust

25.7%

29.8%

26.4%

No Trust

23.1%

45.8%

26.9%

Don't know/No answer

2.5%

8.4%

3.5%

  • President Reuven Rivlin
 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very High Trust

34.1%

12.9%

30.6%

Moderately High Trust

36.1%

29.3%

35%

Moderately Low Trust

17.6%

18.2%

17.7%

No Trust

7.5%

25.3%

10.5%

Don't know/No answer

4.6%

14.2%

6.2%

  • The IDF
 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very High Trust

50.9%

15%

44.9%

Moderately High Trust

37.8%

22.4%

35.2%

Moderately Low Trust

7%

21.2%

9.4%

No Trust

2.9%

31%

7.6%

Don't know/No answer

1.4%

10.5%

2.9%

  • The Supreme Court
 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very High Trust

20.9%

32.2%

22.8%

Moderately High Trust

33%

28.3%

32.2%

Moderately Low Trust

25.4%

6.2%

22.2%

No Trust

17.2%

16.6%

17.1%

Don't know/No answer

3.5%

16.7%

5.7%

Do you agree or disagree with the claim that the state of Israel used to take care of disadvantaged groups much more than it does today?
(Peace Index, September 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Don't Agree at All

18%

27%

19.5%

Don't Agree

34.4%

10%

30.3%

Moderately Agree

21%

20.4%

20.9%

Strongly Agree

19.6%

33.4%

21.9%

Don't know/No answer

7%

9.2%

7.4%

Do you agree or disagree with the claim that once the Israelis were prepared to give the country much more than they are prepared to give now?
(Peace Index, September 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly Agree

23.1%

27.4%

23.8%

Moderately Agree

37.9%

12.8%

33.7%

Don't Agree Much

22.4%

4.6%

19.4%

Don't Agree at All

12.1%

31.5%

15.4%

Other

3.4%

23.6%

6.7%

Don't know/No answer

1.1%

0%

.9%

In your opinion, what is Israel’s overall situation today?
(Peace Index, September 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very Good

11.7%

21.6%

13.3%

Moderately Good

33.4%

32.4%

33.2%

Medium

37.6%

31.6%

36.6%

Moderately Poor

10.9%

7.4%

10.4%

Very Poor

4.1%

4.7%

4.2%

Don't know/No answer

2.4%

2.4%

2.4%

In your opinion, what will be Israel's overall situation at the end of the new year that is now beginning?
(Peace Index, September 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Much Better Than Last Year

10%

20.5%

11.7%

Slightly Better Than Last Year

18.4%

19.4%

18.5%

The Same as Last Year

53.9%

32.9%

51.4%

Slightly Worse Than Last Year

11.5%

7.1%

10.8%

Much Worse Than Last Year

1.3%

5.9%

2%

Don't know/No answer

5%

14.2%

6.5%

In your opinion, compared to the past, in recent years is life in the public sphere in Israel in the context of religion-state relations tending more in the religious direction or more in the secular direction, or has no change occurred compared to the past?
(Peace Index, June 2017)

 

Israeli Jews 

Much more in the religious direction

30.0%

A little more in the religious direction

19.7%

A little more in the secular direction

11.7%

Much more in the secular direction

8.3%

No change, has remained the same in terms of the religious-secular balance
25.4

Don't know/No answer

5.0%

In thinking about the various paths along which Israel can develop, there are four important values that clash to some extent, and that are important to different degrees to different people:
1- Israel with a Jewish majority
2- Greater Israel
3- A democratic state (with equal political rights to all)
4- Peace
Of these four values which is the most important one to you?

(PCPSR, June 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Jewish Majority

35.1%

Greater Israel

9.7%

Democracy

19.9%

Peace

32%

Don't know/No answer

3.3%

How would you describe conditions in general in in Israel these days?
(PCPSR, June 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very Good

9.7%

8.4%

9.5%

Good

30.4%

21.8%

29.1%

So-So

35.5%

39.6%

36.1%

Bad

14.1%

22.2%

15.3%

Very Bad

9%

7.6%

4.6%

Don't know/No answer

1.2%

.4%

1.1%

What do you think will be the general conditions in Israel in a few years (3-5 years) from now? Better, worse, or the same?
(PCPSR, June 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Much Better

8.4%

6.2%

8.1%

A Little Better

17.7%

16%

17.4%

About the Same

34.2%

27.1%

33.1%

A Little Worse

18.5%

29.3%

20.1%

Much Worse

10.6%

15.1%

11.3%

Don't know/No answer

10.7%

6.2%

10%

Overall, what grade would you give the current government for its performance so far from 0 (poor) to 10 (excellent)?
(Peace Index, April 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

0- Poor

7.9%

22.6%

10.3%

1

2.3%

4.6%

2.7%

2

6.2%

5.9%

6.1%

3

10.3%

1.3%

8.8%

4

6.8%

4.1%

6.3%

5

16.1%

19%

16.6%

6

15%

9.3%

14%

7

18.2%

6.4%

16.3%

8

10%

7.1%

9.5%

9

3.6%

.4%

3%

10- Excellent

2.6%

14.1%

4.5%

Don't know

1.1%

5.1%

1.8%

Soon the current government will have served for one year. How do you rate its achievements so far in running Israel's security affairs?
(Peace Index, April 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very good

11.1%

22.4%

12.9%

Moderately good

37.8%

19.6%

34.7%

Not so good

29.5%

10.9%

26.4%

Not good at all

19.4%

31%

21.3%

Don't know

2.2%

16.2%

4.6%

Soon the current government will have served for one year. How do you rate its achievements so far in running Israel's economic affairs?
(Peace Index, April 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very good

6.3%

20.4%

8.6%

Moderately good

29.7%

19.6%

30%

Not so good

38.9%

13.9%

34.7%

Not good at all

22.2%

27.9%

23.2%

Don't know

2.9%

6.2%

3.4%

Soon the current government will have served for one year. How do you rate its achievements so far in running Israel's international relations?
(Peace Index, April 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Very good

6.6%

18.9%

8.6%

Moderately good

24.1%

37.3%

26.3%

Not so good

32.9%

7.3%

28.6%

Not good at all

31.6%

17.3%

29.3%

Don't know

4.8%

19.2%

7.2%

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this sentence: The state of Israel today enables all the citizens of the state, without distinction of age, gender, religion, or nationality, to feel that the state belongs to them equally?
(Peace Index, March 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Don't agree at all

22.3%

47.4%

26.5%

Don't agree that much

34%

13.5%

30.5%

Moderately agree

30.5%

6.1%

26.4%

Strongly agree

10.1%

31.5%

13.6%

Don't know

3.2%

1.6%

2.9%

Do you support or not support Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu holding a meeting within a short time?
(Peace Index, January 2016)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Don't support it at all

17.9%

5.7%

15.9%

Don't support it much

12.2%

4.3%

10.9%

Moderately support it

34.3%

43.1%

35.8%

Strongly support it

32.4%

41.7%

34%

Don't know

3.2%

5.1%

3.5%

What is your opinion of the claim that recent years have seen a decline in the personal quality of the members of Knesset?
(The Peace Index, November 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Strongly agree

36.3%

29.4%

35.2%

Agree somewhat

40.6%

33.1%

39.4%

Don't agree so much

14.2%

12.5%

13.9%

Don't agree at all

3.3%

12.7%

4.9%

Don't know/decline to answer

5.5%

12.4%

6.6%

Of how many members of Knesset can it be said that his or her behavior can serve as an example to the public?
(The Peace Index, November 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

All members

.9%

5.1%

1.6%

Most members

15.8%

21.9%

16.8%

Small portion of members

75.7%

52%

71.7%

None of the members

3.8%

12.8%

5.3%

Don't know/decline to answer

3.9%

8.3%

4.6%

Do you agree or disagree with the opinion that, overall, a majority of the members of Knesset work hard and do their job well?
(The Peace Index, November 2015)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Don't agree at all

27.8%

15.5%

25.7%

Don't agree much

43%

29%

40.7%

Moderately agree

24.1%

31.4%

25.3%

Strongly agree

2.6%

7.1%

3.3%

Don't know/decline to answer

2.6%

17%

5%

Do you intend to vote during the upcoming elections?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure I will

75.4%

49.2%

71.1%

I think I will

14.1%

12.9%

13.9%

I don't think I will

3.3%

14.3%

5.1%

I know I won't

3.5%

21.3%

6.5%

Don't know/decline to answer

3.7%

2.2%

3.4%

Who, in your opinion, is best suited out of all the following individuals to serve as Israel's next prime minister?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Netanyahu

34.4%

8.9%

30.2%

Herzog

17.7%

10.1%

16.5%

Bennett

10.5%

3.3%

9.3%

Kahlon

4.2%

4.9%

4.3%

Liberman

5.3%

2.5%

4.9%

Lapid

2.6%

2.6%

2.6%

Livni

6.3%

10.5%

7.0%

Don't know/decline to answer

18.9%

57.3%

25.3%

In your view, did the political situation in Israel justify or not justify dissolving the Knesset and declaring new elections?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

I'm sure it justified it

18.6%

40.7%

22.3%

I think it justified it

18.2%

29.7%

20.1%

I think it did not justify it

23.9%

18.7%

23.1%

I'm sure it did not justify it

31.4%

5.9%

27.1%

Don't know/decline to answer

7.9%

4.9%

7.4%

Between the following two issues, which is the issue that will determine which party you vote for in the upcoming elections?
(The Peace Index, December 2014)

 

Israeli Jews 

Israeli Arabs 

General Public 

Political-Security

32.8%

28.8%

32.1%

Socioeconomics

40.6%

35.6%

39.8%

Both to the same extent

18.0%

11.7%

17.0%

Other/neither

4.7%

11.2%

5.8%

Don't know/decline to answer

3.9%

12.6%

5.4%

Do you support or oppose the postponement of the elections and the formation of a national unity government of Likud and Kadima? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, May 9, 2012)

Support

39.6%

Oppose

31.9%

Don't know

28.4%

Who in your opinion is most suitable to be the next prime minister of Israel? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, May 9, 2012)

Netanyahu

39.8%

Shelley Yachimovich

11.3%

Lapid

7.2%

Mofaz

4.5%

Lieberman

4.2%

Don't know

28%

If elections were held today (expressed in Knesset seats) - TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012

Party

Projected Knesset Seats

Current Knesset Seats

Likud

30

27

Labor

20

13

Yisrael Beiteinu

12

15

Lapid (Atid) Party

12

00

Arab parties

11

11

Kadima

10

28

Shas

7

11

Yahadut Hatorah

6

5

Meretz

4

3

Nat'l Union

4

4

Jewish Home

4

3

Was the move of Netanyahu and Mofaz to establish a national unity government and postpone the elections justified in terms of the interest of the State? [Built in bias - the elections were not "postponed;" they will be as scheduled] (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Justified

50.9%

Unjustified

34.8%

Don't know

14.3%

How do you feel about the move? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Complacence

31%

Support

30.7%

Oppose

29.9%

Don't know

8.3%

What do you think was the main reason behind the decision of Mofaz ? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Political survival

70.6%

National interest

16.6%

Don't know

12.8%

Do you think that the national unity government will succeed in advancing the matters it plans to regarding changing the Tal Law and changing the system of government? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Will succeed

37.7%

Won't

46.7%

Don't know

15.6%

Does the forming of a national unity government advance the struggle of Israel against the Iranian nuclear program? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Yes

44.9%

No

39.5%

Don't know

15.6%

Will the national unity government survive to the November 2013 elections? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Yes

57.4%

No

29.1%

Don't know

15.6%

Who is the main winner of the forming of the national unity government ? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Mofaz

54.1%

Netanyahu

53.0%

Barak

18.1%

Who is the big loser from the establishment of the national unity government? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Lapid

46.6%

Shelly Yachimovich

35.8%

Arieh Deri

13.9%

In your opinion, would it or would it not be justified today to renew the protest movement? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

It would NOT be justified

36.2%

31.6%

31.1%

It would be justified

58.8%

63.3%

62.2%

Don't know/refuse to answer/Other

5.0%

4.7%

6.6%

Please indicate how important or unimportant it is for the government to pursue each of the following objectives today. Give your answer on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being totally unimportant and 5 being very important, and the rest of the rankings in between. (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

1. Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally Unimportant

15.0%

13.0%

26.7%

2.

6.3%

6.8%

3.3%

3.

14.1%

16.0%

3.3%

4.

18.8%

20.4%

10.0%

5. Very important

45.7%

43.7%

56.7%

6. Didn't answer

0.2%

0.2%

 

2. Reducing socioeconomic gaps

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

2.8%

1.0%

13.3%

2.

2.9%

2.1%

7.8%

3.

8.1%

8.6%

5.6%

4.

17.3%

18.6%

10.0%

5. Very important

68.3%

69.2%

63.3%

6. Didn't answer

0.5%

0.6%

 

3. Creating housing solutions at reasonable prices

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

3.9%

1.5%

17.8%

2.

2.4%

2.1%

4.4%

3.

13.0%

13.5%

10.0%

4.

17.3%

17.0%

18.9%

5. Very important

63.1%

65.6%

48.9%

6. Didn't answer

0.3%

0.3%

 

4. Improving Israel's security situation

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

4.1%

1.9%

16.7%

2.

4.8%

2.2%

20.0%

3.

10.6%

9.3%

17.8%

4.

16.0%

16.5%

13.3%

5. Very important

64.5%

70.2%

32.2%

6. Didn't answer      

5. Improving Israel's diplomatic situation in the international arena

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

3.9%

1.7%

16.7%

2.

5.4%

3.4%

16.7%

3.

15.7%

14.8%

21.1%

4.

21.1%

22.3%

14.4%

5. Very important

53.7%

57.7%

31.1%

6. Didn't answer

0.2%

0.2%

 

6. Creating a proper balance between the rights and obligations of the haredi sector and the non-haredi sector

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

9.0%

6.4%

23.3%

2.

7.4%

5.8%

16.7%

3.

16.5%

15.5%

22.2%

4.

16.4%

16.9%

13.3%

5. Very important

49.5%

53.9%

24.4%

6. Didn't answer

1.2%

1.4%

 

7. Creating a proper separation between wealth and government

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

6.9%

4.6%

20.0%

2.

3.1%

1.9%

10.0%

3.

17.4%

18.3%

12.2%

4.

22.8%

21.0%

33.3%

5. Very important

47.6%

51.6%

24.4%

6. Didn't answer

2.2%

2.6%

 

And what in your eyes is the most important objective for the government to pursue today? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians

21.6%

17.0%

47.8%

2. Reducing socioeconomic gaps

32.0%

33.9%

21.1%

3. Creating housing solutions at reasonable prices

12.0%

13.0%

6.7%

4. Improving Israel's security situation

18.9%

20.3%

11.1%

5. Improving Israel's diplomatic situation in the international arena

4.3%

4.3%

4.4%

6. Creating a proper balance between the rights and obligations of the haredi sector and the non-haredi sector

4.6%

4.8%

3.3%

7. Creating a proper separation between wealth and government

3.6%

4.1%

1.1%

8. Don't know/ Refuse to answer

2.9%

2.6%

4.4%

If the Knesset elections are moved up to an earlier date, do you think you will vote or you will not vote? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

I'm sure I will vote

66.5%

70.4%

44.4%

I think I will vote

18.3%

17.2%

24.4%

I think I will not vote

7.1%

5.8%

14.4%

I'm sure I will not vote

5.4%

4.0%

13.3%

Don't know/refuse to answer/Other

2.8%

2.6%

3.3%

If you vote in the Knesset elections, to what extent, if at all, will each of the following issues influence your decision about which party to vote for? Give your answer on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning that the issue will not influence you at all and 5 meaning that it will greatly influence you. (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

1. The leader of the party

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

11.9%

9.1%

27.8%

2.

2.4%

2.3%

3.3%

3.

11.1%

10.9%

12.2%

4.

16.3%

17.6%

8.9%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

57.0%

59.1%

45.6%

6. Didn't answer

1.2%

1.0%

2.2%

2. The party's position on political and security issues

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

9.2%

6.3%

25.6%

2.

3.8%

3.3%

6.7%

3.

13.0%

13.3%

11.1%

4.

21.7%

22.0%

20.0%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

51.6%

54.3%

36.7%

6. Didn't answer

0.7%

0.8%

 

3. The party's position on social and economic issues

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

7.8%

5.0%

23.3%

2.

1.6%

1.1%

4.4%

3.

11.1%

11.3%

10.0%

4.

27.4%

28.5%

21.1%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

51.4%

53.2%

41.1%

6. Didn't answer

0.7%

0.8%

 

4. The party's chances to be the party that forms the government

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

12.9%

11.5%

21.1%

2.

10.6%

10.7%

10.0%

3.

24.1%

25.0%

18.9%

4.

22.3%

22.2%

23.3%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

28.1%

28.3%

26.7%

6. Didn't answer

2.0%

2.4%

 

5. The composition of the party's list of candidates for the Knesset

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

11.7%

10.0%

21.1%

2.

8.1%

7.8%

10.0%

3.

24.6%

25.6%

18.9%

4.

30.5%

31.4%

25.6%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

23.4%

23.2%

24.4%

6. Didn't answer

1.7%

2.0%

 

6. The number of women in the party's list for the Knesset

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

23.8%

23.7%

24.4%

2.

14.5%

13.9%

17.8%

3.

27.9%

28.7%

23.3%

4.

14.9%

15.4%

12.2%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

17.1%

16.2%

22.2%

6. Didn't answer

1.7%

2.1%

 

7. The party's position on the issue of returning territories

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

11.7%

9.1%

26.7%

2.

5.9%

6.3%

3.3%

3.

18.8%

20.7%

7.8%

4.

22.5%

22.2%

24.4%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

39.2%

39.5%

37.8%

6. Didn't answer

1.9%

2.2%

 

8. The party's position on matters of religion and state

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

10.3%

7.3%

27.8%

2.

3.9%

4.0%

3.3%

3.

19.0%

20.4%

11.1%

4.

25.3%

25.5%

24.4%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

39.8%

40.9%

33.3%

6. Didn't answer

1.6%

1.9%

 

9. The party's chances to become part of the government

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

12.8%

10.4%

26.7%

2.

9.6%

10.7%

3.3%

3.

22.7%

24.8%

11.1%

4.

22.6%

23.7%

16.7%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

30.2%

28.1%

42.2%

6. Didn't answer

2.0%

2.4%

 

In light of the steps the government has taken since receiving the Trajtenberg Committee's recommendations, what in your opinion are the chances that the government will fully implement those recommendations? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Very high chances

1.3%

1.0%

3.3%

Moderately high chances

15.6%

14.0%

24.4%

Moderately low chances

43.2%

43.9%

38.9%

Very low chances

27.4%

29.5%

15.6%

Don't know/refuse to answer/Other

12.5%

11.6%

17.8%

In principle, which of the following two objectives is more important to you: that Israel be a country with a Jewish majority or that Israel rule the whole Land of Israel west of the Jordan? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

The first objective

75.6%

75.6%

The second objective

14.2%

14.2%

Neither of the two objectives

1.6%

1.6%

Both objectives are the same to me

5.5%

5.5%

Don't know/refuse to answer

3.1%

3.1%


In the event of a conflict between Jewish law and democratic principles: (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 

Israeli Jews

Always prefer following Jewish law

20%

Always preserve democracy

44%

Sometimes one sometimes the other

36%

What best describes your identity? (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 

Israeli Jews

Jew

51%

Israeli

41%

My ethnic group (Ashkenazi, Sefardi)

4%

My religiosity (religious, secular)

4%

How do you characterize the Jewish holidays as prescribed by religious tradition? (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 

Israeli Jews

1999

2012

important or very important

63%

85%

How are you affected by the use of symbols of the Holocaust in demonstrations (like the yellow star or calling "Nazis")? (Yisrael Hayom, January 6, 2012)

convinces me to support them

2.0%

causes me to reject those using it

85.6%

no effect

8.9%

don't know

3.6%

Israelis who feel a high level of personal safety (Israel's Internal Security Ministry & the Geocartography Institute, January 4, 2012)

those who feel a high level of personal security

74%

Who in your opinion is most suitable to be the next prime minister of Israel? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, May 9, 2012)

Netanyahu

39.8%

Shelley Yachimovich

11.3%

Lapid

7.2%

Mofaz

4.5%

Lieberman

4.2%

Don't know

28%

If elections were held today (expressed in Knesset seats) - TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012

Party

Projected Knesset Seats

Current Knesset Seats

Likud

30

27

Labor

20

13

Yisrael Beiteinu

12

15

Lapid (Atid) Party

12

00

Arab parties

11

11

Kadima

10

28

Shas

7

11

Yahadut Hatorah

6

5

Meretz

4

3

Nat'l Union

4

4

Jewish Home

4

3

Was the move of Netanyahu and Mofaz to establish a national unity government and postpone the elections justified in terms of the interest of the State? [Built in bias - the elections were not "postponed;" they will be as scheduled] (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Justified

50.9%

Unjustified

34.8%

Don't know

14.3%

How do you feel about the move? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Complacence

31%

Support

30.7%

Oppose

29.9%

Don't know

8.3%

What do you think was the main reason behind the decision of Mofaz ? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Political survival

70.6%

National interest

16.6%

Don't know

12.8%

Do you think that the national unity government will succeed in advancing the matters it plans to regarding changing the Tal Law and changing the system of government? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Will succeed

37.7%

Won't

46.7%

Don't know

15.6%

Does the forming of a national unity government advance the struggle of Israel against the Iranian nuclear program? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Yes

44.9%

No

39.5%

Don't know

15.6%

Will the national unity government survive to the November 2013 elections? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Yes

57.4%

No

29.1%

Don't know

15.6%

Who is the main winner of the forming of the national unity government ? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Mofaz

54.1%

Netanyahu

53.0%

Barak

18.1%

Who is the big loser from the establishment of the national unity government? (TNS for Maariv, May 8, 2012)

Lapid

46.6%

Shelly Yachimovich

35.8%

Arieh Deri

13.9%

In your opinion, would it or would it not be justified today to renew the protest movement? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

It would NOT be justified

36.2%

31.6%

31.1%

It would be justified

58.8%

63.3%

62.2%

Don't know/refuse to answer/Other

5.0%

4.7%

6.6%

Please indicate how important or unimportant it is for the government to pursue each of the following objectives today. Give your answer on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being totally unimportant and 5 being very important, and the rest of the rankings in between. (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

1. Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally Unimportant

15.0%

13.0%

26.7%

2.

6.3%

6.8%

3.3%

3.

14.1%

16.0%

3.3%

4.

18.8%

20.4%

10.0%

5. Very important

45.7%

43.7%

56.7%

6. Didn't answer

0.2%

0.2%

 

2. Reducing socioeconomic gaps

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

2.8%

1.0%

13.3%

2.

2.9%

2.1%

7.8%

3.

8.1%

8.6%

5.6%

4.

17.3%

18.6%

10.0%

5. Very important

68.3%

69.2%

63.3%

6. Didn't answer

0.5%

0.6%

 

3. Creating housing solutions at reasonable prices

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

3.9%

1.5%

17.8%

2.

2.4%

2.1%

4.4%

3.

13.0%

13.5%

10.0%

4.

17.3%

17.0%

18.9%

5. Very important

63.1%

65.6%

48.9%

6. Didn't answer

0.3%

0.3%

 

4. Improving Israel's security situation

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

4.1%

1.9%

16.7%

2.

4.8%

2.2%

20.0%

3.

10.6%

9.3%

17.8%

4.

16.0%

16.5%

13.3%

5. Very important

64.5%

70.2%

32.2%

6. Didn't answer      

5. Improving Israel's diplomatic situation in the international arena

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

3.9%

1.7%

16.7%

2.

5.4%

3.4%

16.7%

3.

15.7%

14.8%

21.1%

4.

21.1%

22.3%

14.4%

5. Very important

53.7%

57.7%

31.1%

6. Didn't answer

0.2%

0.2%

 

6. Creating a proper balance between the rights and obligations of the haredi sector and the non-haredi sector

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

9.0%

6.4%

23.3%

2.

7.4%

5.8%

16.7%

3.

16.5%

15.5%

22.2%

4.

16.4%

16.9%

13.3%

5. Very important

49.5%

53.9%

24.4%

6. Didn't answer

1.2%

1.4%

 

7. Creating a proper separation between wealth and government

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Totally UNimportant

6.9%

4.6%

20.0%

2.

3.1%

1.9%

10.0%

3.

17.4%

18.3%

12.2%

4.

22.8%

21.0%

33.3%

5. Very important

47.6%

51.6%

24.4%

6. Didn't answer

2.2%

2.6%

 

And what in your eyes is the most important objective for the government to pursue today? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians

21.6%

17.0%

47.8%

2. Reducing socioeconomic gaps

32.0%

33.9%

21.1%

3. Creating housing solutions at reasonable prices

12.0%

13.0%

6.7%

4. Improving Israel's security situation

18.9%

20.3%

11.1%

5. Improving Israel's diplomatic situation in the international arena

4.3%

4.3%

4.4%

6. Creating a proper balance between the rights and obligations of the haredi sector and the non-haredi sector

4.6%

4.8%

3.3%

7. Creating a proper separation between wealth and government

3.6%

4.1%

1.1%

8. Don't know/ Refuse to answer

2.9%

2.6%

4.4%

If the Knesset elections are moved up to an earlier date, do you think you will vote or you will not vote? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

I'm sure I will vote

66.5%

70.4%

44.4%

I think I will vote

18.3%

17.2%

24.4%

I think I will not vote

7.1%

5.8%

14.4%

I'm sure I will not vote

5.4%

4.0%

13.3%

Don't know/refuse to answer/Other

2.8%

2.6%

3.3%

If you vote in the Knesset elections, to what extent, if at all, will each of the following issues influence your decision about which party to vote for? Give your answer on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning that the issue will not influence you at all and 5 meaning that it will greatly influence you. (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

1. The leader of the party

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

11.9%

9.1%

27.8%

2.

2.4%

2.3%

3.3%

3.

11.1%

10.9%

12.2%

4.

16.3%

17.6%

8.9%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

57.0%

59.1%

45.6%

6. Didn't answer

1.2%

1.0%

2.2%

2. The party's position on political and security issues

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

9.2%

6.3%

25.6%

2.

3.8%

3.3%

6.7%

3.

13.0%

13.3%

11.1%

4.

21.7%

22.0%

20.0%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

51.6%

54.3%

36.7%

6. Didn't answer

0.7%

0.8%

 

3. The party's position on social and economic issues

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

7.8%

5.0%

23.3%

2.

1.6%

1.1%

4.4%

3.

11.1%

11.3%

10.0%

4.

27.4%

28.5%

21.1%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

51.4%

53.2%

41.1%

6. Didn't answer

0.7%

0.8%

 

4. The party's chances to be the party that forms the government

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

12.9%

11.5%

21.1%

2.

10.6%

10.7%

10.0%

3.

24.1%

25.0%

18.9%

4.

22.3%

22.2%

23.3%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

28.1%

28.3%

26.7%

6. Didn't answer

2.0%

2.4%

 

5. The composition of the party's list of candidates for the Knesset

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

11.7%

10.0%

21.1%

2.

8.1%

7.8%

10.0%

3.

24.6%

25.6%

18.9%

4.

30.5%

31.4%

25.6%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

23.4%

23.2%

24.4%

6. Didn't answer

1.7%

2.0%

 

6. The number of women in the party's list for the Knesset

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

23.8%

23.7%

24.4%

2.

14.5%

13.9%

17.8%

3.

27.9%

28.7%

23.3%

4.

14.9%

15.4%

12.2%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

17.1%

16.2%

22.2%

6. Didn't answer

1.7%

2.1%

 

7. The party's position on the issue of returning territories

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

11.7%

9.1%

26.7%

2.

5.9%

6.3%

3.3%

3.

18.8%

20.7%

7.8%

4.

22.5%

22.2%

24.4%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

39.2%

39.5%

37.8%

6. Didn't answer

1.9%

2.2%

 

8. The party's position on matters of religion and state

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

10.3%

7.3%

27.8%

2.

3.9%

4.0%

3.3%

3.

19.0%

20.4%

11.1%

4.

25.3%

25.5%

24.4%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

39.8%

40.9%

33.3%

6. Didn't answer

1.6%

1.9%

 

9. The party's chances to become part of the government

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

1. The issue will not influence me at all

12.8%

10.4%

26.7%

2.

9.6%

10.7%

3.3%

3.

22.7%

24.8%

11.1%

4.

22.6%

23.7%

16.7%

5. The issue will influence me greatly

30.2%

28.1%

42.2%

6. Didn't answer

2.0%

2.4%

 

In light of the steps the government has taken since receiving the Trajtenberg Committee's recommendations, what in your opinion are the chances that the government will fully implement those recommendations? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Very high chances

1.3%

1.0%

3.3%

Moderately high chances

15.6%

14.0%

24.4%

Moderately low chances

43.2%

43.9%

38.9%

Very low chances

27.4%

29.5%

15.6%

Don't know/refuse to answer/Other

12.5%

11.6%

17.8%

In principle, which of the following two objectives is more important to you: that Israel be a country with a Jewish majority or that Israel rule the whole Land of Israel west of the Jordan? (Peace Index, January 31, 2012)

 

General Public

Jews

The first objective

75.6%

75.6%

The second objective

14.2%

14.2%

Neither of the two objectives

1.6%

1.6%

Both objectives are the same to me

5.5%

5.5%

Don't know/refuse to answer

3.1%

3.1%


In the event of a conflict between Jewish law and democratic principles: (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 

Israeli Jews

Always prefer following Jewish law

20%

Always preserve democracy

44%

Sometimes one sometimes the other

36%

What best describes your identity? (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 

Israeli Jews

Jew

51%

Israeli

41%

My ethnic group (Ashkenazi, Sefardi)

4%

My religiosity (religious, secular)

4%

How do you characterize the Jewish holidays as prescribed by religious tradition? (Israel Democracy Institute & Avi Chai Foundation, January 27, 2012)

 

Israeli Jews

1999

2012

important or very important

63%

85%

How are you affected by the use of symbols of the Holocaust in demonstrations (like the yellow star or calling "Nazis")? (Yisrael Hayom, January 6, 2012)

convinces me to support them

2.0%

causes me to reject those using it

85.6%

no effect

8.9%

don't know

3.6%

Israelis who feel a high level of personal safety (Israel's Internal Security Ministry & the Geocartography Institute, January 4, 2012)

those who feel a high level of personal security

74%

Israel's Declaration of Independence states, among other things, that Israel is a Jewish state that will ensure complete social and political equality of rights for all its citizens without regard to religion, race, or gender, that it will guarentee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education, and culture, and that it will safeguard the holy places of all religions. Are you in favor of Israel upholding all these principles? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

I'm in favor of Israel upholding all these principles

62.1%

63.5%

54.4%

I'm in favor of Israel upholding most of these principles

25.5%

25.6%

24.4%

I'm in favor of Israel upholding only some of these principles

8.9%

8.7%

10.0%

I'm in favor or Israel not upholding these principles

1.7%

0.8%

6.7%

Don't know/refuse to answer

1.8%

1.4%

4.4%

To what extent is Israel currently upholding all the above principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence? (Peace Index, December 28, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

It is fully upholding the principles of the declaration

18.4%

21.1%

3.3%

It is partially upholding the principles of the declaration

67.8%

70.9%

50.0%

It is not upholding the principles of the declaration at all

10.4%

3.9%

46.7%

Don't know/refuse to answer

3.5%

4.0%

--

Do religion and democracy go together? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

In principle, a government with a majority of religious parties is not capable of ruling democratically and safeguarding minority rights, freedom of expression, and equality between all religions, beliefs and the sexes

59%

What do you think about religious radicalization in Israel? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

I am worried about this trend

64.5%

the role of religion in running the state of Israel as too strong

49%

the role of religion in running the state of Israel is too weak

17%

religion's role in running Israel is appropriate

28%

What will happen in the wake of the Egyptian elections? (Peace Index, December 14, 2011)

the rise to power of the Islamist forces will leave the peace treaty with Israel as it is

10%

the treaty WILL NOT officially be canceled but relations will suffer

51%

the treaty WILL officially be canceled, creating a situation of "no peace" and "no war"

19%

the treaty WILL be canceled and Egypt will return to a state of war with Israel

15%

Do you support or oppose the continuation of the social-protest movement ? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

Strongly support

48.0%

45.0%

65.6%

Moderately support

27.7%

29.6%

16.7%

Moderately oppose

11.5%

12.1%

7.8%

Strongly oppose

7.2%

7.5%

5.6%

Don't know/refuse to answer

5.6%

5.8%

4.4%

In your opinion, has the social protest succeeded or not suceeded in scoring significant achievements so far? (Peace Index, October 31, 2011)

 

General Public

Jews

Arabs

It has succeeded

42.3%

41.1%

48.9%

It hasn't succeeded

51.5%

53.5%

40.0%

Don't know/refuse to answer

6.2%

5.4%

11.1%

How do you feel about Prime Minister Netanyahu's conduct? (Dahaf Institute/YNet poll, October 16, 2011)

He gave into public pressure

49%

He acted like a leader

43%

Regarding Israel's security going forward: (Dahaf Institute/YNet poll, October 16, 2011)

I am afraid for the security of Israeli citizens following the prisoner release

50%

I trust Israel's security forces

48%

If elections were held, which of the following would you choose for prime minister? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Netanyahu

27%

Livni

17%

Shelley Yichimovitz

15%

Liberman

14%

Lapid

12%

If journalist Yair Lapid went into politics would you vote for his party? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Think yes

30%

Certain no

29%

If the social protest movement ran a list for the Knesset would you vote for it? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Think yes

39%

Think no

22%

What is the most important issue for the upcoming year? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Education

37%

Reducing poverty and cost of living

36%

Peace with the Palestinians

19%

Who is most appropriate to be Defense Minister? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Yaalon

20%

Mofaz

29%

Barak

21%

Who is most appropriate to be Foreign Minister? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Netanyahu

34%

Livni

25%

Liberman

15%

Do you plan to send New Year greetings? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

E-mail

37%

SMS

34%

Facebook

21%

Card in the mail

8%

What is the greatest threat to Israel today? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Social gaps

23.6%

Iranian bomb

21%

Palestinian terror

19%

Refusal to recognize existence of Israel as Jewish State

16.3%

relations with Israeli Arabs

7.5%

Palestinian declaration in the UN

5.4%

Dispute with Turkey

0.8%

Are you optimistic about the strength/durability of the State of Israel? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Yes

73.8%

No

26.2%

Did the social protest change the hierarchy of preferences of the government? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Yes

57%

No

43%

What do you mostly like to do in your free time? (Keilim Shluvim for Maariv newspaper, September 28, 2011)

Internet

55%

Read book

30%

Go to movie/performance

11%

How would you summarize the past year on a personal level? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Better than last one

29.9%

Worse

25.9%

Same

40.1%

Don't know

4.1%

In general to what extent are you satisfied with life in Israel? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Very satisfied

22.5%

Considerably satisfied

46.4%

Not so satisfied

21.7%

Not at all

6.7%

Don't know

2.7%

Did you buy a significant electronic item (TV, computer, iPad)? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Yes

45.7%

No

53.6%

Refuse reply

0.7%

How would you term your economic situation as compared to a year ago? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Better

15.6%

Worse

29.1%

Same

54.4%

Don't know

0.9%

Did you buy an apartment last year? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Yes

5%

No

94.8%

Refuse reply

0.1%

What would you like to happen next year? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Find new job

20.5%

Find new love

12.9%

Buy apartment

26.4%

Travel overseas

32.7%

Do you consider leaving the country? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Yes

11%

No

87.9%

Refuse reply

0.6%

Have you travelled overseas? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Yes

37.7%

No

62.3%

Are you personally optimistic about the coming year? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Very optimistic

19.3%

Optimistic

57.2%

Pessimistic

14.7%

Very Pessimistic

3.9%

Are you optimistic about what will happen to the state? (New Wave for Makor Rishon, September 28, 2011)

Very optimistic

5.4%

Optimistic

49.5%

Pessimistic

30%

Very Pessimistic

7.5%

Don't know

7.7%

Do you fear for the existence of Israel as a Jewish State? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Yes

45%

No

53%

Is Israel a good place to live? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Yes

88%

No

11%

41% believe Israel will be an even better place in the future.

In the wake of the social protests: (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

The Government's social welfare policies will be more responsive to the needs of the middle class

49%

The Government's social welfare policies will be more responsive to the needs of the poor

42%

This New Year's eve what is your mood? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Very good

31%

Good

57%

Bad

12%

How is your economic situation? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Good

74%

Bad

25%

What was the most important event in the last year? (Dahaf Poll, September 28, 2011)

Fire in the Carmel

27%

Social Protest

24%

Revolutions in the Arab world

18%

Palestinian declaration

12%

Doctor's strike

8%

Conviction of Moshe Katzav

6%

Drop in the stock market

3%

The Arpaz incident and Galant not being appointed

1%

Is Israel a good place to live in? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes
86%
No
14%

How is the security situation of the State? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes
26%
No
72%

How are your spirits? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes
86%
No
14%

Are you certain that Israel will continue to exist also in the distant future? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Yes
74%
No
25%

How would you term your financial situation? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Good
67%
Bad
31%

Did you consider leaving the country this year? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Never 76%
Infrequently 8%
At times 16%

Where are Jews safer? In Israel or in western countries? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Israel 57%
West 18%
Same thing 21%

 

How do you summarize the situation of the State in the following categories: (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

  Good Bad
Peace process 13% 82%
National unity 36% 61%
Personal security 34% 63%
Economy 52% 44%
General situation 38% 60%

What problem of Israel most concerns you? (Dahaf, September 7, 2007)

Iranian threat

26%

Traffic accidents 23%
Educational situation 23%
Qassams 12%
Economy 8%
Syrians 5%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way democracy works in Israel? (Angus Reid Strategies, July 26-August 8, 2007)

Very Satisfied 6%
Moderately Satisfied 28%
Moderately Dissatisfied 38%
Very dissatisfied 26%
Not sure 3%

When you think about the problems Israel is dealing with today, which type of problem appears to you most severe: the foreign and security problems or the domestic and governmental problems? (Peace Index, July 30-August 1, 2007)

Domestic and governmental problems are the gravest 55%
Foreign and security problems are the gravest 22%
Both types of problems are equally severe 19%
No opinion 4%

Liberal political principles stand for civil rights, equal opportunities, free market competition, pluralism, openness and the limited role of Government, who today in Israel best represents that ideology? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Netanyahu 7%
Peres 5%
Liberman 4%
Gedaymak 2%
No one 43%
Don't know 27%

Based on the same definition of liberal political principles, which political party best represents that ideology? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Likud 9%
Labor 8%
Meretz 6%
Kadima 4%
Yisrael Beitenu 3%
Balad 2%
None 42%
Don't know/Refuse 22%

Do you think that there is a need for a new political based on liberal principles of civil rights, equal opportunities, free market competition, pluralism, openness and the limited role of Government? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Hebrew
Russian
Arabic
Yes 43% 50% 6%
No 36% 42% 22%
Don't know 73% 23% 4%

How likely would you be to vote for a new political party based on those ideals? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Hebrew
Russian
Arabic
Very likely 20% 7% 47%
Likely 22% 24% 27%
Somewhat likely 10% 15% 10%

What is your opinion regarding free competition and social welfare in Israel? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

More competition 35%
More social welfare 50%
Same 10%
Don't know 4%

What is your opinion on globalization in Israel? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Great opportunity for Israel to advance economically, socially, and culturally 59%
Will have negative impact on Israel economically, socially, and culturally 21%
It makes no difference 7%
Don't know/Refuse 13%

How should minimum wage be set? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Arabic
Orthodox
Soldier
Student
Total
Government
47%
78%
80%
51%
61%
Market forces
52%
18%
20%
46%
33%

Should Israel deregulate all industries and allow for a free market economy? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Yes
61%
No
25%
Don't know/Refuse
14%

Which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel's existence? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Hebrew
Russian
Arabic
Corruption 19% 12% 40%
Arab countries 22% 34% 10%
Terrorism 16% 20% 21%
Societal gap/Poverty 15% 11% 6%
Demographics 12% 8% 0%
Jew/Israeli-Arab relations 5% 5% 11%
Religious/Secular relations 5% 2% 6%

Do you feel that government corruption is a danger to democracy and the rule of law, and that "political corruption is like a cancer very deep in the body of the State"? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Strongly agree 60%
Agree 29%
Disagree 7%
Strongly disagree 2%

What is your opinion about reducing the State's involvement in civilian affairs? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Very good 20%
Somewhat good 31%
Not good, but necessary 14%
Total good or necessary 65%
Not good at all 24%
Don't know/Refuse 12%

What is your view on granting gays and lesbians equal rights with regard to same-sex unions, pension, and survivorship rights? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Hebrew
Russian
Arabic
Total
Very good 29% 9% 10% 23%
Somewhat good 22% 21% 21% 22%
Not good, but necessary 11% 16% 4% 11%
Total good or necessary 62% 46% 35% 56%
Not good 31% 36% 58% 36%
Don't know/Refuse 7% 18% 7% 9%

Do you think that Jews and Arabs should be treated equally with regard to budget allocations? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Yes 61%
No 33%

Does Israel violate the civil rights of terror suspects? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Yes 75%
No 20%

How do you feel Israel does with protecting the civil rights of Arab-Israelis? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Hebrew
Russian
Arabic
Total
Good 56% 21% 84% 55%
Not good 39% 63% 14% 39%

Should religion and State be completely separated? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Russian
Arabic
Ashkenazi
Sephardic
Total
Good 71% 63% 69% 47% 59%
Not good 20% 34% 25% 48% 36%

Is a constitution good for Israel? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Hebrew
Russian
Arabic
Total
Good 71% 88% 84% 75%
Not good 19% 3% 14% 16%

Do you believe that the Jewish character of Israel is most important and takes precedence over democracy? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 28%
Russian 9%
Arabic 22%
Total 24%

Do you believe that the democratic character of Israel takes precedence over the Jewishness of the State? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 23%
Russian 25%
Arabic 47%
Total 26%

Do you agree that the Jewish and democratic structure of Israel are equally as important? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 47%
Russian 60%
Arabic 27%
Total 46%

How well do you feel citizens are treated in regards to equal treatment without regard for religion or ethnicity? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Hebrew
Russian
Arabic
Total
Very good 51% 42% 72% 52%
Somewhat good 23% 43% 15% 25%
Total good 74% 85% 86% 77%
Not good, but necessary 14% 4% 6% 12%
Total good or necessary 74% 85% 86% 77%
Not good 9% 8% 5% 8%
Don't know/Refuse 3% 3% 2% 3%

How do you view the suggestion that legislation should be initiated that would guarantee that only a Jew could be elected Prime Minister of Israel? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

 
Hebrew
Russian
Arabic
Total
Very good 60% 32% 20% 51%
Somewhat good 12% 20% 11% 13%
Not good, but necessary 14% 5% 6% 12%
Good or necessary 86% 57% 37% 76%
Not good at all 12% 37% 57% 22%

Should the community have a minimal role in society and the life of the individual? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 15%
Russian 4%
Arabic 16%
Total 14%

Should the community have a dominant role in society and the life of the individual? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 31%
Russian 18%
Arabic 60%
Total 33%

Do you agree that personal freedom and responsibility to the community do not contradict one another? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew 37%
Russian 62%
Arabic 11%
Total 37%

Is the issue of personal freedom vs. responsibility relevant to you? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Hebrew
13%
Russian
8%
Arabic
12%
Total
12%

Which is of most concern to you and your family? (Keevoon Research, Strategy and Communications, May 28-30, 2007)

Economy/Jobs
18%
Foreign Policy/Security
25%
Healthcare
19%
Education
19%
Environment
4%
Welfare
5%
Culture
3%
Municipal Issues
3%
Don't know/Refuse
5%

Did the Israeli public win or lose in the battle over the fees the public pays? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter", June, 2007)

Yes
47.7%
No
24.1%
Other
28.2%

Do you support the gay pride march in Jerusalem today? (IMRA. June, 2007)

Yes
27%
No
58%
Other
15%

How do you feel about your work situation? (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, June 2007)

  Jews Israeli-Arabs
Satisfied/Extremely Satisfied
84%
71%

How do you feel about your life? (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, June 2007)

  Ultra-Orthodox Modern Orthodox Traditional Secular
Satisfied/Extremely Satisfied 97% 86% 82% 85%

 

Are you satisfied with the national leadership? (Teleseker, April 23, 2007)

No

60%

Only a little

29%

Did you think about leaving the country ever in the last year? (Teleseker, April 23, 2007)

Yes

26%

What is the biggest problem of the country? (Teleseker, April 23, 2007)

Education

27%

Politics

23%

Security

16%

Society

13.5%

Economics

9.5%

My place is Israel because: (Hatzofe, April 23, 2007)

Ties (roots, family, friends) to nation
44%
Zionism/patriotism
25%
There is no other place - it is my State
21%

If you had the opportunity to economically and practically improve your lifestyle by moving to another country, from 0% to 100% what are the chances you would leave the country? (Maagar Mochot, April 19-20, 2007)

Total Jews Israeli Arabs

33%

31%

39%

Recently a law was proposed according to which every candidate for the Knesset must commit that he recognizes the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish State.  Are you for or against the proposed law? (Maariv, April 13, 2007)

For

72%

Against

18%

Do you believe Israel is on the right track? (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, February 5-7, 2007)

No

77%

Would you immigrate to Europe if given EU citizenship? (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, February 5-7, 2007)

Yes

11%

In light of the disturbances that took place in the Old City of Jerusalem in the wake of construction at the Mugrabi Gate do you support the proposal to halt the construction at the Mugrabi Gate? (Israel Radio, February 14, 2007)

Yes

34.1%

No

52%

Other

13.9%

Which of the following issues should currently be at the top of Israeli society's agenda:* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Cleaning up the ruling establishment's corruption and improper functioning

31.5%

Rehabilitating the IDF and Israel's deterrent capability

22.1%

Closing the economic gaps

20.1%

Countering violence and crime

15.4%

Achieving a peace agreement with the Palestinians

10.8%

*Not exact wording of question

Which poses a greater existential danger to Israel:* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Security threat

49%

Corruption

31%

Equally dangerous

16%

Do not know

4%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe the recent revelations of corruption stem from:* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Greater efforts to expose it than in the past

38%

The fact that the corruption is greater

49%

*Not exact wording of question

Is Israel's level of corruption higher or lower than Western countries?* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Higher

44%

Lower

6%

Similar

35%

*Not exact wording of question

Does the Palestinian Authority or the Israeli government have a higher level of corruption?* (Peace Index, January 29-31, 2007)

Palestinian Authority

53%

Israeli government

13%

Similar

19.5%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe the country's leadership is corrupt? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

Yes

84%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe that corruption ruins the state? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

Yes

94%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe that corruption of the leadership leads to corruption of the general society? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

Yes

71%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe that there is any political party in Israel whose leaders are not tainted by corruption? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

No

52%

*Not exact wording of question

Are the leader's of the following parties corrupt? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

  No
Far-right National Religious Party

7%

Far-left Meretz Party

7%

Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu Party

5%

Pensioner's Party

5%

Labor Party

3%

Kadima Party

1%

*Not exact wording of question

Are the bribery suspicions involving senior tax authority officials well founded? * (Dahaf Institute, January 8, 2007)

Yes

65%

No

18%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you support or oppose Education Minister Yuli Tamir's decision to start marking the Green Line on schoolbook maps?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Support

38.0%

Oppose

50.0%

No Opinion

12.0%

*Not exact wording of question

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe 2007 will be a better or worse year for the world?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Better

43%

Worse

29%

Stay the same

27%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe 2007 will be a better or worse year for Israel?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Better

45%

Worse

30%

Stay the same

25%

*Not exact wording of question

Do you believe you will be better off or worse off in 2007?* (Peace Index, January 1-2, 2007)

Better

67%

Worse

7.5%

Stay the same

26.5%

*Not exact wording of question

How important is Israel's connection to Diaspora Jewish communities? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Very Important

80%

Important

17%

Other

3%

*Not exact wording of question

Do Diaspora Jews contribute to Israel's existence and well-being in a significant way? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Yes

64%

*Not exact wording of question

How important are Diaspora Jewish communities' connections to Israel? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Very Important

64%

Important

26%

Other

10%

*Not exact wording of question

Does Israel contribute to the existence and well-being of Diaspora communities? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Significantly

30%

Partially

44%

Other

26%

*Not exact wording of question

What is the most important kind of support Diaspora communities can provide to Israel? (United Jewish Communities/TNS Teleseker, December 25, 2006)

Explaining Israel's position to the world

40%

Financial contributions to the country

30%

The adoption of communities in Israel

15%

Solidarity visits of Diaspora Jews to Israel

12%

*Not exact wording of question

On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the murder of Rabin, what event in your opinion caused the greatest schism between segments of the People since the founding of the State? (Gesher, October 24, 2006)

Disengagement

47.7%

Murder of Rabin

38.6%

Bombing of the Altalena

3.6%

Don't Know

7.8%

None of the Above

1.9%

Who is most responsible for the schism in the Nation?(Gesher, October 24, 2006)

Politicians

42.1%

Media

39.4%

Rabbis

9.2%

Other/None of the Above

1.9%

Don't know

7.1%

Do you support an increase in the defense budget at the expanse of social welfare needs? (Israel Radio's “Its all Talk,” December 20, 2006 )

Yes

36.0%

No

51.1%

Other

12.9%

Do you fear for the existence of Israel? (Yediot Ahronot, November 24, 2006)

Yes

57%

No

43%

Do you have confidence in the ability of the state leadership to manage the state, and mainly to deal with security problems? (Maariv, November 24, 2006)

Yes

35%

No

64%

Do you fear for the very existence of the State of Israel? (Maariv, September 29, 2006)

Yes
54%
No
45%

What do you think is the most dangerous threat for the State of Israel today?(Maariv, September 29, 2006)

  2006 1997
Iran
54%
31%
Palestinians/Hamas
8%
29%
Hezbollah
7%
13%
Syria
7%
13%
Ourselves
7%
 
Other Arab states
3%
2%

Is Israel more or less secure than 10 years ago? (Smith Institute / Jerusalem Post, September 17-18, 2006)

Less
56%
Unchanged
19%
More
18%

Is Israel struggling for its survival today?(Smith Institute / Jerusalem Post, September 17-18, 2006)

Yes
75%
No
23%

 

Number of Children Perceived as "Ideal" for a Family to Have, Gallup (December 26, 2005 to January 8, 2006)

 

Palestine (West Bank/ East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip)

Israel

 

 

Total

Jewish

Not Jewish

 

%

%

%

%

7 or more

14

4

4

4

5 to 6

33

13

13

10

3 to 4

43

68

68

69

1 to 2

10

15

14

17

None

1

*

*

0

 

 

 

 

 

Mean

4.7

3.7

3.7

3.7

Israel: Preferred Number of Children According to Form of Judaism, Gallup (December 26, 2005 to January 8, 2006)

 

Orthodox/Religious

Traditionalist

Secular

 

%

%

%

7 or more

19

4

0

5 to 6

43

13

4

3 to 4

35

74

75

1 to 2

2

9

21

None

1

0

*

 

 

 

 

Mean

5.3

3.9

3.1

* Less than 0.5%

How do you see your livelihood changing in the coming years? (Central Bureau of Statistics, November 2005)

Improvement

52%

No Change

27%

Worsen

11%

Don’t Know

10%

Do you expect your financial situation to improve or deteriorate in the coming years? (Central Bureau of Statistics, November 2005)

Improve

41%

No Change

32%

Deteriorate

16%

Don’t Know

11%

There are plans to enact a "cooling off period" law according to which to security and defense officials can only be elected to the Knesset or serve in the cabinet after the passage of two years since leaving their job. Do you support or oppose the initiative? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, July 13, 2005)

Support

64.6%

Oppose

20.5%

Other

14.9%

Is the decision to obligate those serving in the standing army to take an active role in the evacuation of the communities in Gaza and northern Samaria hurt or not hurt the motivation of soldiers and officers to serve in the standing army? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, June 1, 2005)

Hurts

46.4%

Doesn't hurt

32.0%

Other

21.6%

Do you agree with Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that within ten years the State of Israel will be one of the top ten wealthiest nations in the world? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, April 13, 2005)

Yes

11.4%

No

67.4%

Other

21.2%

Do you agree with the claim that the Sharon family is corrupt? (Yediot Ahronot, March 4, 2005)

Yes

46%

No

45%

How will Ariel Sharon be remembered? (Yediot Ahronot, March 4, 2005)

Father of disengagement

45%

Responsible for Lebanon war

20%

Man how broke up the Likud

11%

Father of the settlements

10%

Did the Government of Israel abandon Jonathan Pollard (who is sitting in prison in the USA) by not demanding his release from the Americans in return for the release of Palestinian prisoners? (Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program, February 10, 2005)

Yes

41%

No

32%

Other

27%

 

Do you fear for Sharon's life? (Dahaf - for Yediot Ahronot , October 25, 2004)

Yes

47%

No

44%

Is conscientious objection in the IDF dangerous? (Dahaf - for Yediot Ahronot , October 25, 2004)

Yes

68%

No

27%

The following is IMRA's translation of results of a telephone poll of a representative national sample of 504 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out by Shvakim Panorama for Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program on December 31, 2003, that is to be presented on the website of the radio station (http://bet.iba.org.il)

Was it justified for IDF soldiers to shoot at Gil Namati and a group of protesters by the separation fence? [IMRA: The term "protesters" is unfortunately biased as the term raises images of people standing with placards rather than a mob - some covering their faces - tearing down the security fence]:

Yes
36.4%
No
41.0%
Don't know
22.6%

Do you think Israel has nuclear weapons?

Yes
77.4%
No
9.6%
Don't know
12.9%

Assuming Israel has nuclear weapons, in light of the declarations regarding the need to disarm the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction, should Israel dismantle its nuclear weapons?

Yes
25.2%
No
56.1%
Don't know
18.7%

Vote Labor:

Yes
23.5%
No
76.5%

At the end of 2003, what event was the most prominent event?

War in Iraq
55.8%
Columbia breaks up
26.0%
Quiet revolution in Georgia
0.6%
Earthquake in Iran
9.8%
SARS epidemic
7.7%

And who was the most prominent person in Israeli politics in 2003?

Sharon
40.6%
Netanyahu
35.6%
Olmert
3.6%
Shalom
7.7%
Mofaz
5.6%
Peres
2.0%
Beilin
4.8%

Who was the most prominent persons in world politics in 2003?

Saddam
14.2%
Bush
76.9%
Assad
0.0%
Abu Mazen
0.0%
Blair
1.9%
Qadafi
0.6%
Schwarzenegger
6.4%

Who/what was the most prominent in economics and society in 2003?

Netanyahu
41.8%
Peretz
18.7%
Yaacov Klein
2.0%
Sheri Arrison
2.7%
Vicky Knafo
8.0%
The Shekel
6.7%
Euro
16.1%
Dollar
4.0%

At the end of 2003 how would you define your economic situation?

Very good
5.8%
Considerably good
6.0%
Not so good
31.7%
Lousy
56.4%

At the end of 2003 what is the security situation?

Very good
1.3%
Considerably good
17.0%
Not so good
37.3%
Lousy
44.4%

At the end of 2003 what are you mostly concerned about?

Economic situation
37.5%
Security situation
27.7%
Polarity in society
34.8%

What feeling do you have?

Hope
30.5%
Secure
0.7%
Fear
30.5%
Tired
10.2%
Sad
12.9%
Apathetic
8.0%
Don't know
7.2%

The following is IMRA's translation of results from the summary page of telephone poll of a representative national sample of 573 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out by "Brain Base" ["Maagar Mochot"] under the direction of Prof. Y. Katz for Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program during the day on 10 December 2003 as presented on the website of the radio station (http://bet.iba.org.il ). A table of results was not made available. Survey error +/- 4.5 percentage points.

[IMRA: It should be noted that right now it would be more appropriate to term it the Olmert Slogan rather than "Plan" as Minister Olmert concedes that he hasn't yet developed the details. Among the "details" not worked out: according to the Olmert Slogan, after a unilateral Israeli withdrawal Israel would prevent the Palestinians from receiving such weapons as tanks, but how that is done, if a sovereign Palestinian state is formed in the vacuum, has yet to be thought through.]

Which government would you prefer? the current government of Likud, Shinui and the right wing parties or a government composed of Likud, Shinui and Labor? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Current government
31%
Government of Likud, Shinui, Labor
52%
Don't know
17%

If a new government is formed of Likud, Labor and Shinui, who would you want as foreign minister - Peres or Shalom? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Peres
64%
Shalom
23%
Don't know
13%

If a new government is formed of Likud, Labor and Shinui, who would you want as defense minister - Mofaz or Barak? (12/10/03, Israel Radio)

Mofaz
60%
Barak
23%
Don't know
17%

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