'80% of Israelis dissatisfied with state, religious policy'

November 24, 2010 15:17

Eighty percent of the Israeli public is dissatisfied with the the government's policy relating to religion and state, according to a recent survey published Wednesday by the Smith Institute for the Hiddush foundation For Freedom of Religion and Equality.

Among the secular public, 86% are not content.  The poll was conducted amongst a representative sample of 500 people on Sunday and Monday.

In light of the divide regarding religious and state policy, 61% of non-haredi citizens supported the establishment of a Likud-Kadima government without Shas and Torah Judaism.

"The data represents the fact that the Israeli public is fed-up with policy being set by the Haredi political parties and feels that their future and rights are being given up to the religious groups," said director-general of Hiddush, attorney and Rabbi Ori Regev.

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