Israelis' Belief and Observance at Minha Gedola Exceeding Hatzot Levels
|Source: English PDF of the report, p. 51|
The third Guttman-Avi Chai Report came out and the numbers look good for Torah-based belief and observance in Israel. Apparently, there was a decline in the 1990s until 2000, but since then, the numbers have climbed and by 2009, have exceeded the 1991 levels.
In regards to belief in the coming of Mashiah, the numbers vastly differ from another poll that I mentioned in 2006. I wonder why such a huge discrepancy. The 2006 number (43%) is lower than the 1999 number (45%), but then climbed way up to 55% in 2009? It doesn't make sense unless something beyond reason is occurring.