Poll: 50% of Israelis fear slipping below the poverty line

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Approximately 50 percent of Israelis fear that government policies will force them below the poverty line, according to a survey released Tuesday to mark International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A quarter of 500 Israelis surveyed said that they had cut their spending in the past year, according to the Forum poll. This figure included those who had reduced their spending on food and medication. Just over three-quarters of respondents, making up 77%, said that the government is responsible for helping poor people escape the cycle of poverty.