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  Tishrei 27, 5770 , 15/10/09

Survey: 53% of Hareidi-Religious Want Degrees

A full 53 percent of the hareidi-religious public say they are interested in pursuing an academic degree, according to a new survey conducted by the Psychometric Agency for the Religious Public. Respondents said they were interested in pursuing degrees in the field of medicine, economics, law and others as long as the academic setting was appropriate and could fully meet their needs.

Female respondents (64 percent) demonstrated a greater interest than male respondents (41 percent). Amongst hareidi-religious subpopulations, Hasidic Jews (59 percent) were more interested in gaining a degree and a profession than their Lithuanian counterparts (42 percent).

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