2016 Annual Assessment

Annual Assessment 2016

Dr. Shlomo Fischer

Avinoam Bar-Yosef, Susanne Cohen-Weisz, Rémi Daniel, Chaya Ekstein, Dan Feferman, Avi Gil, Inbal Hakman, Michael Herzog, Simon Luxemburg, David Landes, Dov Maimon, Steven Popper, Uzi Rebhun, Shmuel Rosner, John Ruskay, Noah Slepkov, Shalom Solomon Wald, Einat Wilf

Barry Geltman
Rami Tal

2016 Annual Assessment

1    The Institute’s survey was conducted among 1,032 Jews in Israel via Panels Politics and supervised by survey expert Menachem Lazar.  A portion of the sample was surveyed online and the other by phone.  The data were analyzed by the Institute’s staff: Prof. Steven Popper, Prof. Uzi Rebhun, Dr. Shlomo Fischer, and Noah Slepkov.
2    For a detailed presentation containing more aspects of the data appearing in this document, see: www.jppi.org.il
3    See the study conducted by the esteemed Pew Research Center and published in March 2016: Israel’s Religiously Divided Society. http://www.pewforum.org/2016/03/08/israels-religiously-divided-society/.
4    In the survey conducted by the Institute we differentiated between seven groups based on their level of religiosity: totally secular (31%), secular and somewhat traditional (21%), traditional (23%), liberal religious (4%), religious (10%), national-Haredi (1%), and Haredi (10%).
5    In regard to diversity: 35.1% responded ‘quite important’, 22.6% ‘very important’.  As for religiosity: 29% responded ‘quite important’, 25.9% ‘very important’.  Respondents did not ascribe similarly high importance to living alongside Israelis with the same denominational origin, age or income level; however, they did ascribe importance to education level (although not to the same extent as religiosity level).