Survey: 82% of Public Has Trust in IDF, Only 40% in Israeli Government

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Ynetnews reports: The Israeli public trusts the IDF more than any other state institution while political parties received the lowest level of public trust, according to a survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) last year and published on Sunday.

The survey found that most Israelis do not have trust in the government or the Knesset, but still trust in the Israel Police and the justice system. Most of them don’t believe they could influence the government or local municipalities’ policies, and a third felt discriminated against.

The IDF received the highest level of support from the public—82 percent. There was no difference between men and women, with 83% of men putting their trust in the military and 82% of women.

Meanwhile, Jews had greater trust (93%) in the IDF than Arabs (32%), while college graduates (88%) trusted in the IDF more than the rest of the population (79%).

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