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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Poll: 83%:17% Israeli Jews don't feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of their origin in recent years Only 3% of Jews would object to their child marrying an Ashkenazi

Poll: 83%:17% Israeli Jews don't feel they have been discriminated against
on the basis of their origin in recent years
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 6 April 2010

Telephone poll of a representative sample of 500 adult Israeli Jews by
Maagar Mohot Survey Institute (headed by Professor Yitzchak Katz) the week
before Passover (end March 2010) January 2010 (survey error of +/- 4.5
percentage) commissioned by Maariv and published in the 4 April holiday
"Moroccan Jews" supplement of the paper.

Would you agree or oppose your child marrying someone from these groups:
Ethiopian: Agree 62% Oppose 29%
Russian and Former Soviet Union: Agree 77% Oppose 18%
Moroccan: Agree 82% Oppose 12%
Ashkenazi: Agree 92% Oppose 3%

Do the members of the Moroccan community contribute more or less to the
Israeli society than other groups in the following areas:
Culture and arts: More 8% Same 56% Less 23%
Education and academics: More 2% Same 44% Less 37%
Crime and violence: More 38% Same 37% Less 4%

Did the immigrants from Morocco to Israel in the '50's and '60's suffer
from discrimination as compared to other immigrants and those born in
Israel?
Total: Suffered 67% Didn't 16%
Moroccans: Suffered 93% Didn't 3%

Is there discrimination today against Jews from Morocco in Israel?
Total:: Yes 24% No 64%
Moroccan: Yes 43% No 50%

To Moroccans: To what extent do you keep today the traditions associated
with your group?
Frequently 51% Infrequently 36% Never 13%

Have you personally felt in recent years discrimination on the basis of your
origin?
Total: Yes 17% No 83%
Moroccans: Yes 20% No 80%

Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
(Mail POB 982 Kfar Sava)
Tel 972-9-7604719/Fax 972-3-7255730
INTERNET ADDRESS: imra@netvision.net.il
Website: http://www.imra.org.il

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