Assessing discrimination

Central Bureau of Statistics reveals that more people in Jerusalem report encountering discrimination than in Tel Aviv or Haifa.

By OMER YANIV
February 14, 2018 17:33
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Discrimination survey

Discrimination survey. (photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH)

In a society as diverse as Israel’s, we would expect occasional friction between people on the basis of the social variations between their groups. The results of the 2016 Social Survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics reveal that more people in Jerusalem report encountering discrimination in almost all of the types of discrimination examined, than in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa and the general population.

Nearly 22% of Jerusalem’s respondents said that they encountered discrimination based on their religious group, as opposed to about 9% in Haifa and in the general population, and about 7% in Tel Aviv. A larger percentage (18%) of Jerusalem respondents said that they had experienced discrimination based on nationality than in Haifa (12%), the general population in Israel (10%), and Tel Aviv-Jaffa (7%).

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