Central Bureau of Statistics publishes population details ahead of Rosh Hashanah, finding that average life satisfaction is as high as ever.
89% are satisfied or very satisfied with their lives in Israel, while 6% – about 340,000 people – often feel lonely. 37% of Israelis, who constitute 2 million people, are not satisfied with their financial situation and 31% have difficulty covering their monthly expenses.
In the past year, 52,809 couples married and established a home in Israel, while 14,819 came to the rabbinate to divorce.
Regarding the level of religiosity, 44.3% define themselves as not religious or secular, 21.4% define themselves as traditional, not so religious, 12.3% define themselves as traditional-religious, 11.5% define themselves as religious, and 10.2% charedim.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.