(photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH)
There is a widespread perception that voter turnout rates in haredi population centers are particularly high. It turns out, however, that they are apparently not as high as one might think. The following is a analysis of voting behavior from the 2013 Jerusalem municipal elections of neighborhoods made up of 65% or more haredi residents of voting age.In 2013, of the 124,131 people in Jerusalem haredi neighborhoods who are eligible to vote, only 77,311 (62%) people actually did go out to vote. In contrast, the voting participation in non-haredi neighborhoods reached 50%. The percentage of people in haredi neighborhoods who voted, then, is only 12 percentage points higher than residents in non-haredi neighborhoods.
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