Yom Kippur: 64% fast, 46% Pray

The Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur continues to unite the majority of people in Israel and is mostly marked – despite tempting alternatives – according to tradition, by fasting and praying.

A Ynet-Gesher poll reveals that, as in previous years, the majority of the public plans to fast on the Day of Atonement and many will also visit their local synagogue.

The survey was conducted by the Panels research institute through the Panel4All Internet panel, among 502 respondents over the age of 18 – a representative sample of the adult Jewish population in the State of Israel. The maximum sampling error was 4.3%.

Asked, “Do you plan to fast this year on Yom Kippur?” about 64% said yes and 32% said no. The rest said they had yet to decide.

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