Thursday, July 30, 2009

Survey: Israelis Want to Rebuild the Temple

( A survey conducted by the Panels Institute revealed that 64 percent of the public, and half of secular Israelis, want the Temple rebuilt. Ninety-seven percent of respondents knew that the Temple was destroyed on Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av).

The survey's second question queried the public’s desire to rebuild the Temple. Sixty-four percent responded favorably and 36 percent said no. Analysis of the answers revealed that the not only the hareidi-religious and the religious want to rebuild (100 percent and 97 percent respectively), but also the traditional public (91 percent) and many seculars (47 percent).