30% of respondents to an Israel Channel 2 survey said they would emigrate if an opportunity arose. In the past two weeks, since the end of Operation Protective Edge, leaving Israel has again become a main topic of discussion. Channel 2’s Ulpan Shishi program commissioned a special survey to find out how many people are really considering emigration.
30%, almost one third, of the respondents said that they would seriously considering leaving Israel if an opportunity to do so arose. 56% said that they would not leave even if the opportunity presented itself.
As for the stigma that in the past attached to those who chose to leave the country, only 36% of respondents in the current survey said they viewed emigrants negatively. The rest said they viewed emigration positively, or that they were indifferent to other people’s decisions to leave Israel.
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