Irreligion in Israel

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Irreligion in Israel is common.[1] Jewish atheism is the most common form of irreligion.[2] The 2009 Avi-Chai study found 77% of Israeli Jews believe in a "higher power", while 46% define themselves as secular, of which 8% define themselves as "anti-religious".[3] In May 2011 Yoram Kaniuk, an Israeli writer, petitioned to change his status from Jewish to Irreligious. After his request was approved, hundreds of Israeli citizens followed him and changed their status to "Without Religion"[4].

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  1. ^ "Why so many Jews are atheists". ynetnews. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  2. ^ "In God we don't trust: Five Israeli atheists bare their souls". Haaretz. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  3. ^ "80% of Jews Believe in God - Ynet (Hebrew)". Ynet. 1995-06-20. Retrieved 2012-02-05.
  4. ^ "Following Court Ruling, Hundreds of Israelis to Declare Themselves 'Without Religion'". Haaretz. 2011-10-09. Retrieved 2019-03-31.