Survey of loneliness in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
(photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH)
The Central Bureau of Statistics Social Survey for 2016 posed the following question to its respondents: “Are there situations in which you feel lonely?” I wondered – would I have answered that question honestly? And on a government survey? Which of the options (often; sometimes – from time to time; infrequently; never) would I have chosen? I’m still not sure, but in the meantime, this is what the existing data reveal...Men in Tel Aviv are lonelier than men in Jerusalem; women in Jerusalem are lonelier than women in Tel Aviv. Some 6.7% of the men in Tel Aviv often feel lonely, as opposed to 3.7% of the men in Jerusalem, whereas 6.66% of the women in Jerusalem often feel lonely, as opposed to 5.94% of the women in Tel Aviv.