Survey: Sixty Percent of Israel’s Arabs ‘Proud’ to be Israeli

The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org –  Seventy-three percent of Israel’s Arabs feel a sense of belonging in the Jewish state and 60 percent are proud to be Israelis, according to a new poll commissioned by Israel Hayom and conducted by the New Wave Research Institute.

The poll questioned 426 Arab Israelis ages 18 and up. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (65 percent) define themselves as not religious, while 35 percent say they are religious. Forty-six percent identify as Israeli Arabs and 42 percent identify as Palestinian Arabs, while only 3 percent identify as Israelis.

Almost three-quarters of respondents (73 percent) believe that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is about land, while 19 percent feel it is about religion. A total of 60 percent of those surveyed say they are “very proud” or “fairly proud” to be Israeli, while 37 percent say they are “not proud.”

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