Survey: Young Israelis prefer to read

JERUSALEM, March 17 (JTA) — Young adults in Israel would rather curl up with a good book than dance the night away. According to a survey conducted by an American insurance company that wanted to familiarize itself with the Israeli market, most Israeli young adults would prefer to visit friends or read a book over hanging out in a nightclub or bungee jumping. American International Group, which will soon begin operations in conjunction with the Israeli Orek group, polled 109 Israeli young men and women who were between 18 and 24 years old. The poll showed that they like to spend their time in what were described as “solid” activities. Fully 69 percent of those surveyed said meeting with friends at home was their primary social activity; 44 percent chose going out to restaurants and cafes; and 43 percent said they spent their free time reading. The poll also found that those younger than 18 were more likely to be on the party circuit.

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