Smith conducted a poll of 500 people with a 4.5% margin of error on Aug 31 2016 that was published in full by the Jerusalem Post on September 16 2016. Partial results were released earlier in the week.
Most of the laws on the subject of religion and state in Israel such as marriage, divorce, conversion and other subjects are based on the Haredi perception of Orthodoxy. Is this acceptable or not acceptable to you?
54% Not acceptable, 46% Acceptable
Notes: 54% of under 29 demographic answered it was acceptable, compared to just 43% of 50+ demographic. Among religious voters 90% answered it was acceptable compared to 61% of traditional voters and just 18% of secular voters. Among right voters 63% answered it was acceptable compared to 35% of centrist voters and just 20% of left voters.
Are you for or against officially recognizing Reform & Conservative Judaism’s ability to conduct marriage, conversion and other religious purposes in Israel?
62% For, 38% Against
Notes: 87% of secular voters and 62% of traditional voters answered they were for compared to religious voters that were close to 100% against. 87% of left voters and 75% of secular voters were for compared to 60% of right voters who were against. 33% of those who answered “acceptable” to the previous question answered they are “for” in this question compared to 86% of those who answered “not acceptable” to the previous question that answered they are “for” in this question.
Are you for or against establishing a separate plaza in the Western Wall next to Robinson’s Arch in which men and women will be allowed to pray together?
61% Yes, 39% No
Notes: 66% of the 50+ demographic said yes compared to 51% of the 29 under demographic that said yes. 82% of secular voters and 59% of traditional voters answered yes compared to 83% of religious voters who answered no. 89% of left voters and 72% of centrist voters said yes compared to 60% on the right who said no. 37% of those who answered “acceptable” to the first question answered yes compared to 81% of those who answered “not acceptable” to the first question who answered yes.