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Survey Commissioned to Mark 30 Years of SHATIL

The survey was carried out by Mina Tzemach. 482 respondents were interviewed using the I-PANEL online system. This is a representative sample of adult Israelis (aged 18 and over). The margin of error is +/- 4.6 percent.


Does the state provide an adequate response to the complicated social problems in Israeli society or are citizen actions required (e.g. protests) in order to advance the cause of dealing with social problems in the country?

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Civil activities necessary    89.2% 430
   
State provides adqueate reponse    10.8% 52
   
Total 100.0% 482

 
 

Are civil society actions needed in order to deal with social problems?

 
 

Of the following civil society actions, which do you think is the most likely to advance social change? Mark one answer only.

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Boycott 60.9% 293
   
Demonstration 19.2% 92
   
Protests on social networks       10.7% 51
   
Other 5.1% 25
   
Petition 4.2% 20
   
Total 100.0% 482

 
 

The following is a list of issues that are considered to be social problems. Mark the issues which motivate you to take an active part in social protests. Please also note if none of these issues motivate you.

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Increasing the tax burden      
lower rungs of society
57.5% 277
   
Harming education 52.3% 252
   
The control of tycoons 41.3% 199
   
Harming democracy 40.2% 194
   
Racism 27.4% 132
   
None of these issues
encourage me to take
an active role in
social protests.
12.6% 61
   
Total 231.4% 482

 
 

What do you think was the impact of the social protests movement on the public’s faith in its ability to bring change? Mark one answer only.

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Significant increase 15.6% 75
   
Notable increase 51.6% 249
   
Minor increase 67.2% 324
   
No change 25.0% 120
   
Significant reduction       5.8% 28
   
Notable reduction 1.9% 9
   
Minor reduction 7.7% 37
   
Total 100.0% 482

 

 
 

To what extent do you think that social change organizations contribute or don’t contribute to advancing these issues?

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Significant contribution       9.1% 44
   
Notable contribution 48.7% 234
   
Small contribution 33.3% 160
   
Marginal contribution 91.1% 438
   
No contribution 8.9% 43
   
Total 100.0% 482

 
 

As a citizen, do you feel that you are capable of influencing what goes on around you?

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Significant influence       6.4% 31
   
Notable influence 31.2% 150
   
Small influence 43.9% 211
   
Marginal influence 81.4% 392
   
No influence 18.6% 90
   
Total 100.0% 482

 

 
 

The following is a list of different actions that are intended to influence social change. Mark which actions you have participated in over the last three years. If you didn’t participate in any of these actions, don’t mark anything.

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Signed a petition 66.9% 322
   
Wrote on a social network 40.9% 197
   
Demonstration 29.5% 142
   
No participation 19.6% 94
   
Wrote letters to decision makers       16.7% 80
   
Wrote to newspapers 9.1% 44
   
Joined a political party 7.8% 37
   
Organized a group of activists 5.4% 26
   
Meetings with decision makers 4.0% 19
   
Total 199.9% 482

 
 

Demographics

 

Gender

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Male 48.2% 232
   
Female    51.8% 249
   
Total 100.0% 482

 
 

Age

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
18-24       16.7% 80
   
25-34 22.0% 106
   
35-44 17.2% 83
   
45-54 15.7% 75
   
55-64 12.7% 61
   
+65 15.8% 76
   
Total 100.0% 482

 
 

Family status

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Single 26.3% 127
   
Married 60.4% 291
   
Divorced 9.3% 45
   
Separated       0.8% 4
   
Widow/er 3.2% 15
   
Total 100.0% 482

 
 

Salary

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Far lower than average 25.4% 122
   
Slightly lower than average 18.7% 90
   
Marginally lower than average       44.1% 212
   
Around the average 28.1% 135
   
A little above the average 20.5% 99
   
A lot above the average 7.2% 35
   
Marginally above the average 27.80% 134
   
Total 100.0% 482

 
 

Place of birth

  Percentage    Frequency   
   
Israel 79.9% 385
   
FSU 7.0% 34
   
Asia/Africa 2.0% 10
   
Europe/America 8.1% 39
   
Don’t know/Refuse to answer       0.4% 2
   
Other 2.5% 12
   
Total 100.0% 482

 

 

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