Only 2 percent of Jewish Israelis consider emigration ‚reasonable,‘ new survey shows

25.10.2011                      27.Tischrei. 5772

Emigration:

Only 2 percent of Jewish Israelis consider emigration 'reasonable,' new survey shows

According to survey conducted by the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, 44 percent of Jewish Israelis have never considered emigrating.

Only two out of 100 Jewish Israelis consider emigrating "a reasonable option," according to a new survey published on Monday. About 20 percent said they see leaving Israel as an option, while nearly 80 percent said they do not intent to move.
According to the survey, conducted by the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, 44 percent of Jewish Israelis have never considered emigrating and 35 percent have thought about it "but would never do it." Intentions to leave the country are higher among younger Israelis and decrease with age, the survey found. Only 4 percent of citizens older than 60 are considering emigration as a viable option, compared with 31 percent in the 18 to 29 age group….