45% of public back their children leaving Israel

The survey by Prof. Camil Fuchs for Channel 10 found that 51% of Israelis had considered emigrating from the country.

More than half of the Israeli public has recently considered leaving Israel according to the Midgam Project survey conducted by Prof. Camil Fuchs. The survey is part of "The New Emigrants" series about young people leaving the country, currently being aired by Channel 10.

In the survey, 51% said that they had considered leaving Israel, while 38% said they had not and 11% said they had no possibility of leaving. 49% of those polled felt that leaving Israel was more legitimate today than in the past, while 34% felt that it was exactly the same as in the past.

The survey also found that the Israeli public rejected out of hand the label given to emigrants by the late Yitzhak Rabin in the 1970s as "drop-out weaklings." 80% of respondents said they don't agree with this label.

Asked if you would support your children leaving the country, about 45% said they would back such a decision and only 22% said they would oppose it. 33% had no opinion one way or the other and would leave it up to their children to decide.

The preferred regions for emigration were North America (56%), Western Europe (18%), and Australia and New Zealand (14%).

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 30, 2013

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