Apr. 21, 2017
- Survey: Most Israeli Arabs Wouldn’t Live with Jews But Want Their Children to Study with Them
The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) released its second annual Pluralism Index on Thursday. The survey finds that more than 90% of Jewish Israelis and almost 80% of Arab Israelis feel “comfortable” or “very comfortable” to be “who they are” in Israel.
Asked “Should Jews and Arabs live in mixed neighborhoods in Israel?,” 73% of Arabs and 68% of Jews said they should not. More than 90% of Christian Arabs in Israel do not think it is wise for their respective groups to live together. At the same time, 76% of Arabs agreed with the statement, “I would like that in my children’s school Jewish and non-Jewish students learn together.” (Jewish People Policy Institute)