58 Percent of Jewish Israelis are Religious or ‘Traditionalist’

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A clear majority of Israeli Jews see themselves as religious or ‘traditional,’ according to newly released data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

Eight percent of Jews define themselves as hareidi, 12 percent as religious, 13 percent as religious traditionalists, 25 percent as “traditionalists who are not so religious” and the remaining 42 percent as non-religious or secular.

The statistics released for the approaching Rosh Hashanah relate to the end of 2010. At that time, the Israeli population numbered  7,797,400 people, of whom 5,874,300 are Jews, comprising 75.4 percent, and 1,600,100 are Arabs, comprosing 20.5 percent of the total. Another 318,000 are neither Jews nor Arabs (Druze, Circassian etc.).
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