Irreligion in Israel

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Irreligion in Israel is common.[1] Jewish atheism is the most common form of irreligion.[2] In Israel, around 50% of Israelis who were born ethnically Jewish consider themselves 'secular' or hiloni, some of them still keep certain religious traditions for cultural reasons, but most are immersed within the secular Jewish culture. The number of atheists and agnostics is lower, and stands at 15% and 37% respectively. 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]

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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.