The Israel Defense Forces remains the most trusted institution in the country, earning the confidence of 82 percent of respondents in a Central Bureau of Statistics annual survey published Sunday.
Local municipalities came in second, with an average confidence rating of 61% percent, followed by the state comptroller with 60%.
At the bottom of the list are political parties, which are trusted by a mere 22% of the public. Second to last is the Knesset at 38%, just below the cabinet with 40%.
While trust in the IDF was ranked the highest overall, the proportion of reported trust in the army was nearly three times higher among Israeli Jews than their Arab counterparts: 93% to 32%, respectively.
Israelis from all segments of society appeared to share a distrust of political parties.
A total of 22% of respondents — 24% of Jewish and 15% of Arab respondents — said they have confidence in Israel’s political parities, respondents.
The second- and third-least trusted public institutions according to the study were the Knesset (38%) and the cabinet (40%).
The Israel Police was the fourth-least trusted public institution (53%) and the Central Bureau of Statistics, which conducted the poll, the fifth-least trusted (54%).
Local municipalities were the second-most trusted (61%) of public institutions surveyed in the report, the state comptroller was the third-most trusted (60%) and the justice system was the fourth.
The survey also studied Israeli public trust in the media and in nonprofit organizations.
Fifty-one percent of respondents said they trusted nonprofit organizations — Jews more than Arabs with 54% to 39%, respectively — and 39% expressed confidence in the media.
The Central Bureau of Statistics report also looked into how many Israelis felt discriminated against during 2015.
A total of 31% of respondents said they felt discriminated against for one of the following reasons: age, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation and physical or psychological handicap.