The 2009 Social Survey
Author: Nachum Blass, Dalit Nachshon-Sharon Policy Research

The Taub Center Social Survey and the Taub Index of Social Confidence provide a complementary dimension for the picture of the social situation presented in the Taub Center report.

The survey’s outcomes reveal a society in which the level of satisfaction from developments in the social areas over the past year is lower than during the previous year. The public is aware of the widening socioeconomic gaps and believes that the government, despite the public’s expectations, is not helping to close the gaps but rather is widening them further.

The public believes that the economic prosperity benefited primarily the established population and less the weak population. In recent years the public’s social confidence declined also due to the rise in the sense of vulnerability to violence.

This paper appears in the Center’s annual publication State of the Nation Report – Society, Economy and Policy 2009.

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