The study was conducted by the Population Register in 2008. The study ranked demography, education, education, employment and pensions, standard of living with 10 being the highest level and being the lowest level.
Elkanah, located in the Samaria region attained level 8. Karni Shomron, also in Samaria was ranked at level 6. Other cities and municipalities in Judea and Samaria reached level 5 including Ariel, the Benyamin regional council, the Gush Etzion communities, and Hevron. Cities and local councils ranking with a 10, the highest rating, were Kfar Shmaryahu, Omer and Savyon.