Majority of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on Yom Kippur, according to new poll

Majority of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on Yom Kippur, according to new poll


A special survey by the Israel Democracy Institute’s Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research in honor of Yom Kippur showed that 60.5 percent of Jewish Israelis plan to fast on the Jewish Day of Atonement.

While 27.5 percent do not expect to fast, 5 percent of respondents said they will only drink liquids. The rest were undecided.

The survey also revealed that 42 percent of Jewish Israelis plan to attend all or some of the holiday services, while 39 percent said they will not attend any of them.

In regards to synagogue attendance, 23 percent of Jewish Israelis said they plan to attend all the services, 19 percent said they will attend only some, and 12 percent said they will go just to hear the blowing of the shofar.

The survey of 501 men and women adults from the age of 18 and above was conducted between Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 via the Internet and telephone. The sampling error is plus or minus 4.1 percent.

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