Israelis want Scandinavian-style government, survey showsDespite economic improvements, most Israelis still frustrated with financial situation, want more gov't spending.
Leftist thinktank slams 'racist' reaction to killing terroristIsrael Democracy Institute publicizes article by program director lambasting Israeli public as 'racist,' claims democracy in clear danger.
Death penalty for terrorists?Ministerial committee set to discuss controversial proposal. Bill would remove barriers to executing terrorists convicted of murder.
Poll: 61% of Israeli Jews say Jerusalem is dividedMonthly index shows surprising number saying capital is divided despite politicians' statements; in 1999 figure was only 44%.
New bill to ban mosque loudspeakersIsrael Democracy Institute opposes bill against raucous prayer call, saying it 'encourages destruction of Muslim communities.'
Most Israelis unfazed by international criticismMonthly Peace Index survey finds most Israelis back Naftali Bennett's criticism of Defense Minister Ya'alon's performance.
Central Statistics Bureau: Most haredi men workA radical change in the Haredi population: more than 50% of Haredi men are in the workforce.
Duma arson gag order: Covering up a failure?Israel Democracy Institute argues media gag order not meant to protect investigation, but rather to hide state from scrutiny over 'failure.'
Study: Israelis happy, but mistrust governmentOfficial 2015 Democracy Index also reveals deep divide in Israeli-Arab relations on political level - though not personal level.
Only 40% of Non-Jewish Immigrants Successfully ConvertStudy on 20 years of data notes that conversion process of Jews from FSU has been a 'great failure' amid conversion controversy.
Most Trusted Institution? IDF - 51%, Knesset - 3%Poll finds Israelis support the 'people's army,' but back cutting defense budget in favor of social programs.
Conversion Controversy: A Demographic Time Bomb?Will the recent government decision to annul Rabbinate trigger rampant intermarriage?
Poll: 71% Believe World Has Bias Against IsraelThe majority of Israelis believe global community has double-standards regarding Israel, supports Judea-Samaria regardless.
Personality Politics Dominate Israel's Coalition NegotiationsPersonality-driven politics have taken over Israel, says Gideon Rahat, and they are doing so at the expense of idealism and ideology.
The Higher Threshold Saved VotesIDI’s Ofer Kenig explains that despite fears of voter disenfranchisement, the threshold raise mobilized political parties.
A 'Centrist' Prime Minister? Probably Not in 2015Expert says left-right dichotomy in Israel is exaggerated, but there is not enough of a 'gravity center' to form a centrist bloc.
Rivlin: Apathy and Indifference are Our Greatest DangersUpon receiving the Democracy Index, President Rivlin called on elected officials to rebuild trust with public, while urging public to vote.
Israelis Fed Up with Poverty, Corruption - But Not Israel1/3 of Israelis facing financial difficulties, 42% believe government is corrupt - but overwhelming majority, including Arabs, patriotic.
The Right to Invoke the Name of G-d in the IDFThe Jewish state has a Jewish character.That's what its Jewish population wants, both in public and in the army.
87% of Leftists Don't Believe In Peace TalksUnprecedented new poll results from before talks collapsed; 92% don't foresee peace from talks, nearly half say no urgent need for talks.
Governance Bill Changes Too Much, Too Soon, Says ExpertPolitical scientist speaks to Arutz Sheva on Opposition's resistance to the bill, why political decisions need to be implemented over time.
Poll: Majority of Israelis Oppose ConcessionsSurvey by Israel Democracy Institute reveals wide public support for referendum on any peace deal, opposition to more Israeli concessions.
Poll: Religion in Israel an Israeli, Not Jewish IssueDecisions on religion in Israel should be made without taking world Jewish opinion into consideration, respondents say.
Public Split over ‘Kotel Women’Poll finds most men, secular Israelis support ‘Women of the Wall’ demand at Kotel.
HaTnua Less Democratic than Balad? According to a New Study, YesA team of researchers developed a unique "internal party democracy index " to assess the level of democracy in political parties.
Poll: Israelis Prefer Romney40% say Romney is better for Israel, 19% say Obama is. A full 70% don't trust U.S. to take care of Iran nukes.