Monday, June 20, 2011

Survey: Secular Jews Reluctant to Study with Hareidim and Arabs

A survey conducted for the Israel Democracy Institute’s 19th annual Caesarea Conference has found that young secular Jewish Israelis are still reluctant to study with Hareidim or Arabs.

The survey was commissioned for the conference by the Israel Democracy Institute and its academic partner, the College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon LeZion. It consisted of a representative sample of 400 secular Jewish Israelis between the ages of 18 and 22, who were asked about their opinions regarding the possibility of studying together with Israel’s Hareidi and Arabic sectors.

“The findings were negatively amazing,” said Professor Seev Neumann, President of the College of Management Academic Studies. “Most of the respondents – 70 to 80 percent – said that they would not go to study in a campus in which than half the students are either ultra-Orthodox or Arab.”

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