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Religious public: Media not patriotic enough

Survey reveals national-religious public feels it is insufficiently represented in Israeli media, which respondents perceive as biased against it

Most national-religious Israelis believe that the Israeli media is not patriotic enough, that it is biased against the religious public and that is not sympathetic towards the Jewish religion, a new survey revealed.


The survey was conducted by the Maagar Mochot Research Institute for B'Sheva, a weekly newspaper published by Arutz Sheva.


According to the survey, an overwhelming 86% of the national religious public thinks that the media is not patriotic enough.


Ninety-eight percent said that the media was too preoccupied with celebrities' lives, 83% said it focused too much on settlers' illegal actions, while about 65% thought it gave too much attention to the rich or to crime family members.


Fifty-six percent of the respondents said the media's treatment of Jewish religion and tradition was "unsympathetic," and 44% said it was sympathetic, "but not enough."


Most of the respondents, 83%, agreed with the claim that the national religious public and its opinions were not sufficiently represented in the Israeli media.


A majority of 90% said that the media gave too little attention to positive aspects in the life and leadership of the religious public.


פרסום ראשון: 08.06.09, 12:11
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