Who Do We Think We Are?

A special Rosh Hashanah project mapping the attitudes and opinions of Israelis

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Illustrations: Leo Atelman

You Gotta Have Faith

Synagogue, church or mosque? Moses, Mohammed or Jesus? Who believes in what? • Yair Ettinger • Click here

Do you believe in God?

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70%
Jews
98%
Arabs
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Don't Worry, Be Happy

Being observant seems to go hand in hand with being happy • Yossi Sarid • Click here

Are you happy?

78%
Ultra-Orthodox Jews
74%
Observant Jews
64%
Conservative
59%
Secular
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How the Druze Beat the Blues

Members of this secretive and ancient sect are the most content Israeli citizens • Roy Arad • Click here

Are you content with your lot in life?

86%
Druze
71%
Christians
68%
Muslims
64%
Jews

That Shrinking Feeling

One third of Israeli Jews have sought professional help from a psychologist

Have you ever been to a psychologist?

27%
have been in the past
3%
are currently going

A Woman's Place

The majority of Israelis - including women - believe mothers should not work full-time • Ofra Edelman • Click here

Should mothers work?

Female respondents
Male respondents
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Meat is Murder?

A growing number of Israeli Arabs are adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle • Noa Shpigel • Click here

Are you a vegetarian or vegan?

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Vegetarian
Vegan
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Civil Rest

The majority of Israelis favor of civil marriage and public transportation on weekends • Gideon Levy • Click here

Do you support public transportation on Shabbat?

63%
in favor

Do you support civil marriage for all Israeli citizens?

55%
in favor
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Two Wheels Bad, Four Wheels Best

Just 2% of Israelis use bicycles for daily travel, with most opting to use their cars

What is your preferred mode of transport?

Just Say No

The majority of Israelis oppose the legalization of marijuana - and few of them have ever smoked it • Asaf Ronel• Click here

Do you support the legalization of soft drugs?

54%
Do not support legalization

Have you ever smoked marijuana before?

82%
‘No’
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The People of the Book?

50% of Israelis have not read a book in the past few months • Shoham Smith • Click here

When was the last time you read a book?

24%
Do not usually read
23%
A few months ago
18%
Last month
34%
Reading now
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Deserting the Desert

Israelis don't want to vacation in the Negev, it seems, but Eilat remains as popular as ever

Where do you like to go on vacation in Israel?

Intimate Details

42% of Israelis claim to have sex at least once a week • Shachar Kidron • Click here

How often do you have sex?

Additional questions:

 

28% of respondents would rather send a text message then make a call
32% of respondents prefer to surf the Internet in their free time, while 18% like to watch television
76% are concerned about housing prices in Israel
47% are satisfied with their jobs
42% support same-sex marriage
51% of the population eats only kosher food
59% would rather eat a home-cooked meal than a dish from a restaurant
14% shop online
14% are considering leaving Israel
82% of Jews and 2% of Arabs consider themselves Zionist
74% of Jews and 31% of Arabs believe Israel will still exist in 2115
38% of Jewish Israelis believe their ethnic origin is relevant for success in Israel