Survey: 89% of Israelis supports social protest

According to a Mina Zemach survey, 89% of Israelis supports social protest and 82% feel the State does not give an ample answer to social problems and that civil action is needed to change the situation.

Social justice demonstration, Tel-Aviv, May 11, 2013 (Photo: Activestills)

The survey, conducted for the Shatil NGO, found that only 11% of the 482 sampled believe the State is addressing social problems. Of those sampled, 68% said the social protest intensified the public’s belief in its power to change the situation. Another survey commissioned by the Social Budget Forum released January 15th reveals that the vast majority (87%) of Israelis oppose cuts in the state’s health, welfare and education budgets.