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.