Israelis identify by faith, then flag


Israelis are three times more likely to identify primarily as Jews than as Israelis, a poll found.

According to a survey in Monday’s Yediot Achronot, 40 percent of Israelis said they identify “first and foremost” as Jews, while 13 percent identify primarily as Israelis. Most Israelis, 45 percent, identified primarily as human beings, with the rest undecided on how to identify themselves.

The poll had 500 respondents and a 4.2 percent margin of error.

It was not clear if the respondents represented a cross-section of Israel’s entire population, 20 percent of whom are Arabs, or just the Jewish majority.

Recommended from JTA