Poll: 92% of Jewish Israelis Proud to be Israeli
The Algemeiner reports today that A new poll commissioned by Israeli daily Israel Hayom shows that almost 92% of respondents said they were very proud or somewhat proud to be Israeli. 82% of Americans expressed similar feelings to their own country in a recent Rasmussen poll.
A new poll commissioned by Israeli daily Israel Hayom shows that almost 92% of respondents said they were very proud or somewhat proud to be Israeli.
74.6% of Israel’s Jewish population is “very proud” to be Israeli; this figure represents a 5 percentage point increase compared with a similar poll last year, a difference that is statistically significant (the sampling error is +/- 4.5%). The younger generation is the proudest, with 90.5% of those between 18 to 24 saying they are “very proud” to be Israeli.
Haredi respondents comprised the largest proportion of those who said they were not proud to be Israeli (21.1% said they were “not proud at all,” 9.5% said they were “not too proud”). This sentiment extends to the haredim’s responses on the question of whether Israel is a good place to live. Some 44.1% of haredi respondents said Israel is not a good place to live, compared with 20.1% of secular respondents who said so.
However, despite reservations with expressing their pride, an overwhelming majority of ultra-Orthodox Jews — 91% — said they prefer living in Israel than anywhere else. Read the rest at The Algemeiner.