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Poll: Just 18% have faith in Israel's Public Security Minister

Israel Democracy Institute poll shows vast majority of Jews believe courts are too gentle on terrorists.

Poll: Just 18% have faith in Israel's Public Security Minister

Survey shows continued decline in public confidence in state institutions

1 in 3 Israelis think the country is in a "good" or "very good" state; 3 in 4 Israelis wouldn't move abroad even with foreign citizenship.

Survey: Continued decline in public confidence in state

New report shows crisis of confidence in IDF

Decline in public confidence in the IDF part of a growing trend that began last year.

New report shows crisis of confidence in IDF

Poll: Majority of Israelis don't support mandatory draft

Less than half of Jewish Israelis support a mandatory army draft, per new poll.

Poll: Majority of Israelis don't support mandatory draft

Survey: Israelis more concerned about Delta variant

Just 7% of Israelis certain they will travel abroad this summer, survey shows.

Survey: Israelis more concerned about Delta variant

What Israel has learned from its battle with COVID-19

Two former Israeli officials, Moshe Bar Siman Tov and Karnit Flug, speak about how Israel has managed the coronavirus crisis.

What Israel has learned from its battle with COVID-19

Survey reveals just 54% of haredim trust their MKs

Another surprising finding: 47% of respondents trust the IDF & Home Front Command.

Survey reveals just 54% of haredim trust their MKs

Rabbi Rafi Peretz: Religious Zionist youth won't serve in mixed units

"Standards will have to be lowered if women are allowed into elite units - someone will have to take responsibility for the consequences."

Rabbi Peretz: Religious Zionist youth won't serve in mixed units

New report shows highest support for elections among Yesh Atid and Joint Arab List voters

Israel Democracy Institute releases new report showing 56% of Israelis support PM Netanyahu's security policies, 60% oppose new elections.

Joint Arab List and Yesh Atid voters want new elections

Poll: Half of Israelis support sovereignty, 25% even without US support

Fifty percent of Israelis support sovereignty, half of those even without US support, according to IDI poll.

Poll: Half of Israelis support sovereignty

Left-wing voters not confident in Gantz

Israel Democracy Institute warns of 'complacency' among left-wing voters, says majority of Israelis support Trump peace plan.

Left-wing voters not confident in Gantz

Israel Democracy Institute: Only 55% of Israelis trust Supreme Court

IDF remains most trusted Israeli institution, while Knesset and political parties are the least trusted.

Only 55% of Israelis trust the Supreme Court

Study: Majority of Israeli Arabs want their reps in govt.

Israel Democracy Institute finds no less than 76% of Israeli Arabs would be happy to see the Arab parties in the ruling coalition.

Study: Majority of Israeli Arabs want their reps in govt.

Poll: Right-wing voters unfazed by possible Netanyahu indictment

Most right-wing Israeli voters want Netanyahu to remain prime minister even if he’s indicted.

Poll: Right-wing voters unfazed by possible Netanyahu indictment

Rivlin: Attacks will not frighten me

Israeli President on preparations to form the next government: 'Ours is a system that allows different voices, sanctifies different views.'

Rivlin: Attacks will not frighten me

Israelis now see left-right divide as most significant conflict

For first time ever, Israelis see differences between right and left as being greater conflict in society than division between Arabs, Jews.

Israelis now see left-right divide as most significant conflict

Israelis expect violence with embassy move - but oppose delay

New poll shows 61% of Israelis believe moving US Embassy to J'lem will cause spike in violence, but 59.5% of these oppose delaying the move.

Israelis expect violence with embassy move - but oppose delay

For the second year in a row, number of haredi men working drops

Director of Israel Democracy Institute says drop is the result of increased stipends and benefits.

For the second year in a row, number of haredi men working drops

'Haredi community a threat to Israel's democracy'

Influential think tank head warns that haredi community threatening Israel's democracy, urges public to ward off haredi 'extortion'.

'Haredi community a threat to Israel's democracy'

Education rising, poverty dropping among haredim

New report shows startling new trends in the haredi community. Poverty and fertility rate dropping, more haredim getting university degrees.

Education rising, poverty dropping among haredim

Report: Haredim marrying later - to build their careers

A new report found that the number of haredim delaying marriage has skyrocketed. 'This is a massive change.'

Report: Haredim marrying later - to build their careers

84% of Israelis say Israel is a good place to live

Israel Democracy Institute's annual report shows distrust of government together with optimism about Israel's future.

84% of Israelis say Israel is a good place to live

90% of haredi soldiers find jobs after army

New study shows 87% of Shachar soldiers and 88% of Netzah Yehuda soldiers integrate into job market after release from army.

90% of haredi soldiers find jobs after army

Poll: 70% of Israelis prefer right-wing government

Overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews hope next government will be right or center-right. More than half of Arabs want leftist government.

Poll: 70% of Israelis prefer right-wing government

Bill to restore authority of rabbinical courts advances

Ministerial Committee endorses bill to restore authority to rabbinical courts to serve as arbitrators in cases involving civil law.

Bill to restore authority of rabbinical courts advances

Israelis believe Trump will be favorable to Israel

A poll by the Israel Democracy Institute demonstrates that most Israelis believe Donald Trump will be more friendly to Israel than Obama was

Israelis believe Trump will be favorable to Israel

Poll: Most Israelis believe terror war trumps ethical concerns

Official polls show most Israelis don't have faith in government, believe human rights organizations harm State.

Poll: Most Israelis believe terror war trumps ethical concerns

Poll: More Israelis prefer Clinton

Poll: More Israelis want Clinton as president, but an even larger majority believes Clinton will pressure Israel to negotiate peace.

Israelis prefer Clinton, but believe she'll pressure Israel more

Poll: Israelis want Scandinavian-style government

Despite economic improvements, most Israelis still frustrated with financial situation, want more gov't spending.

Israelis want Scandinavian-style government, survey shows

IDI outraged by Israeli public's 'racism'

Israel Democracy Institute publicizes article by program director lambasting Israeli public as 'racist,' claims democracy in clear danger.

Leftist thinktank slams 'racist' reaction to killing terrorist

Death penalty for terrorists?

Ministerial committee set to discuss controversial proposal. Bill would remove barriers to executing terrorists convicted of murder.

Death penalty for terrorists?

Poll: 61% of Israeli Jews say Jerusalem is divided

Monthly index shows surprising number saying capital is divided despite politicians' statements; in 1999 figure was only 44%.

Poll: 61% of Israeli Jews say Jerusalem is divided

New bill to ban mosque loudspeakers

Israel Democracy Institute opposes bill against raucous prayer call, saying it 'encourages destruction of Muslim communities.'

New bill to ban mosque loudspeakers

Most Israelis unfazed by international criticism

Monthly Peace Index survey finds most Israelis back Naftali Bennett's criticism of Defense Minister Ya'alon's performance.

Most Israelis unfazed by international criticism

Central Statistics Bureau: Most haredi men work

A radical change in the Haredi population: more than 50% of Haredi men are in the workforce.

Central Statistics Bureau: Most haredi men work

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.'

Duma arson gag order: Covering up a failure?

Study: Israelis happy, but mistrust government

Official 2015 Democracy Index also reveals deep divide in Israeli-Arab relations on political level - though not personal level.

Study: Israelis happy, but mistrust government

Only 40% of Non-Jewish Olim Successfully Convert

Study on 20 years of data notes that conversion process of Jews from FSU has been a 'great failure' amid conversion controversy.

Only 40% of Non-Jewish Immigrants Successfully Convert

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.

Most Trusted Institution? IDF - 51%, Knesset - 3%

Conversion Controversy: A Demographic Time Bomb?

Will the recent government decision to annul Rabbinate trigger rampant intermarriage?

Conversion Controversy: A Demographic Time Bomb?player