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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:
3    See the study conducted by the esteemed Pew Research Center and published in March 2016: Israel’s 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).