?Where is Generation Z Going

by: Dr. Roby NathansonItamar GazalaRon Leyzer  date:  12.05.2017
Between Disappointment and Expectations - Personal, National and Societal Attitudes of Jewish and Arab Youth in Israel The 4th Youth Study of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

?Where is Generation Z Going
Design: Sany Arazi & Tamar Levi

The joint study of the Macro Center for Political Economics and the Israel office of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in 2016 is the fourth in a series of studies conducted every six years since 1998. The objectives of these studies are to present the personal, national and social views of Israel's young generation and how they have shifted over the years. These studies allow for a long-term tracking of changes in attitudes and perceptions of the Israeli youth. They offer a unique perspective on how every young generation is different from its predecessors and how trends have changed over time.

The following important topics appear from the findings of the 2016 study and need to be followed up by further debates:
  • Political Identity: Young Jews became increasingly more right wing. Plus: The proportion of traditional and ultra-orthodox Jews is also growing. Most Arabs identify with center, not left anymore or don’t identify with any political affiliation.
  • Democratic Values: Democratic values are important, but the majority prefers safety over these principles. Plus: The more religious and the more right, the less people consider democratic values as crucial for society.
  • Trust in State Institutions: The State of Israel loses its young citizens – Trust in IDF, Legal System, Police, Knesset, Political Parties, Histadrut, Media & Religious Institutions has reached its lowest point.
  • Perception of the Future: Arabs are more optimistic than ever and believe they can fulfill their goals in Israel. Young secular Jews have never been more pessimistic about their future than now.
The Full Report

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