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Even during these difficult times, the Israeli feeling of patriotism is stronger than ever. A large majority of the participants in a survey designed to measure feelings of national resilience expressed a love of Israel and are proud of being Israeli. They also have much faith that the Israeli Defense Force, alongside the Mossad and Shin Bet, will ultimately bring a solution to the current crisis.

The temperament survey, or as it is more commonly known, the national resilience questionnaire, was conducted by the Blueberriez Institute, an information and research gathering platform, at the request of the Galai Communication PR Company led by Gal Beissberg and Igal Galai. The company aims to accurately assess the views of the public on a range of topics, building a comprehensive picture of beliefs and perceptions pertaining to individual and national strengths.

Within 24 hours, answers were received from randomly chosen participants from a representative polling group, ranging between the ages of 16 and 65, from across the country. It emerged that the average feeling of national resilience stood at 5.42 out of a possible score of 7, an impressive and optimistic result. A closer look at the answers received reveals a lower yet equally optimistic result as the belief in Israel's economic strength and its ability to rebuild once the crisis has passed stands at 5.08, while the feeling of love towards country ranks at 5.99 and national pride at 5.59. Women topped men in regard to national pride.

When asked about their level of trust in the various official bodies handling the situation, the IDF received the highest level of trust (5.5 out of 7) alongside the Shin Bet (5.49) and the Mossad (5.47). Less trusted and yet rewarding nonetheless is the trust in the Israeli government's ability to bring an end to the crisis (4.92) and that of the police to assist (4.9). Those ranked comparably lower were the Ministry of Health (4.29) which, alongside the belief in the citizens themselves, received less trust, mostly due to a perception that adherence to emergency protocols was insufficient (4.77). Individuals ages 65 and over generally believe more in the ability of the state to bring an end to the crisis.

When assessing the answers according to the age of respondents, it can be seen that the mediocre level of trust in the government's ability to recover from the current episode is similar amongst all age groups. Nonetheless, the level of trust in the IDF is lower amongst participants ages 25-34, and the level of trust in the police force is higher amongst participants age 65 and over. It is interesting to note that the level of trust in law-abiding citizens adhering to the emergency restrictions is higher amongst young adults, aging 18-24.

One unusual part of the survey is the section which places an emphasis on the participants' subjective feelings. They were asked to rank their level of agreement to a number of sentiments relating to the situation (from 1 to 7). Most of the sentiments revealed were ones that expressed optimism and hope. The sentiment that ranked first is a sense of security that Israel will prevail (5.57). In second place was hope (5.02) and third was a feeling of serenity and calm (4.13), found more among men than women.

In order to further accentuate the emotions felt by the general public, participants were asked to state the most relatable feeling they felt during these times, to which the largest number (23%) responded "hope."

Galai Communication plans to continue polling national resilience regularly and intends to conduct a further poll following the end of the Passover holiday; this poll was taken two days before the holiday began.

Gal Baysberg , CEO of Galai Communication, stated: "For years, we at Galai Communication have been researching the mood of the public. The results we obtain have many important implications for companies in a variety of sectors as well as the government itself."

Igal Galai, Founder of Galai Communication, said: "As media consultants, it is important for us to endeavor to understand the true feelings of the public and to act accordingly. Even if the numbers are not entirely accurate, which is something we take into account in every poll, we still firmly believe this such polls are the best tools available to help us reach an understanding of the public mood, without political bias and agenda-driven meddling."