Independence day poll: Record high in Israelis sense of ‘belonging’

Ninety percent of Israelis feel that they are “a part of Israel and share in its problems,” a new poll released by the Israel Democracy Institute released ahead of Independence Day this week finds, the highest results for the question in the past decade.

In the poll, 92.5% of Jewish Israelis and 77% of Arab Israelis of respondents answered that they feel a sense of belonging “very much” or “quite a lot.”

Between 2014 and 2019 the rate of those who felt a sense of belonging was between 83% and 87%. The rate among Arab Israelis was only between 35% and 62%.

The sharpest increase took place among ultra-Orthodox Israelis – from 68.5% in 2019 to 93.5% today.

 

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