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Election and Democracy
Israel
Voter turnout in the national election72.3% (March 2019 or latest)
[14/36countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections5.67 (2014)
[13/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes74.3% (2014)
[12/26countries]
% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign71.0% (2014)
[5/26countries]
% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions61.8% (2014)
[14/26countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works56.7% (2013)
[14/26countries]
% of those who think that giving people more say is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech19.7% (2010)
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% of those who think that protecting freedom of speech is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech10.0% (2010)
[16/25countries]
Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today6.11 (2014)
[11/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago6.33 (2014)
[11/26countries]
Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now5.96 (2014)
[10/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.42 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities6.00 (2014)
[17/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making5.83 (2014)
[15/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions4.65 (2014)
[15/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances5.87 (2014)
[22/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights4.49 (2014)
[24/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that long-term residents of a country, who are not citizens, have the right to vote in that countryfs national elections3.53 (2014)
[19/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote4.74 (2014)
[19/26countries]
Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone6.21 (2014)
[22/26countries]
Politician
Israel
Number of total seats in the Parliament120 (2017)
[31/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population14.04 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives120 (2017)
[29/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population14.04 (2017)
[20/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments27.5% (2017)
[21/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)19.0% (2017)
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% of those who trust politicians30.9% (2014)
[11/26countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally60.9% (2010)
[14/25countries]
% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption61.5% (2016)
[10/25countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest47.9% (2014)
[18/26countries]
Political party and organization
Israel
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics34.8% (2014)
[7/26countries]
% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices47.9% (2014)
[14/26countries]
% of those who belong to a political party13.8% (2014)
[4/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government5.9% (2016)
[24/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations4.58 (2014)
[3/26countries]
Parliament
Israel
% of those who have confidence in parliament46.5% (2008)
[21/30countries]
% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election15.6% (2016)
[16/25countries]
% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law19.4% (2014)
[8/26countries]
Political awareness
Israel
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)69.2% (2016)
[13/24countries]
% of those interested in politics (4 choices)49.4% (2014)
[16/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is left13.6% (2014)
[11/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is center36.7% (2014)
[22/26countries]
% of those who think that their political position is right31.0% (2014)
[1/26countries]
Average of political position5.80 (2014)
[3/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers42.6% (2014)
[19/26countries]
% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day74.0% (2014)
[12/26countries]
% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information9.1% (2014)
[2/26countries]
% of those who have expressed political views on the internet18.0% (2014)
[6/26countries]
% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion34.5% (2014)
[10/26countries]
% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country48.4% (2016)
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% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government41.6% (2014)
[4/26countries]
% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice52.6% (2016)
[15/25countries]
% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think56.0% (2014)
[13/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government5.68 (2014)
[8/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to try to understand the reasoning of people with other opinions5.37 (2014)
[20/26countries]
Political action
Israel
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law29.9% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views14.7% (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity23.3% (2014)
[21/26countries]
% of those who have signed a petition33.2% (2014)
[21/26countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to choose products for political, ethical or environmental reasons, even if they cost a bit more4.34 (2014)
[18/26countries]
% of those who have attended a political meeting24.3% (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government87.1% (2016)
[14/25countries]
% of those who have attended demonstrations27.8% (2014)
[8/26countries]
% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations83.3% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to hold public meetings47.4% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by force should be allowed to hold public meetings26.9% (2014)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to publish books expressing their views54.7% (2016)
[22/25countries]
Government
Israel
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 23.8% (2008)
[32/34countries]
Public officials
Israel
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older23.1% (2015)
[17/31countries]
% of those who trust in civil servants22.5% (2016)
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% of those who think that the public service is committed to serve the people85.1% (2014)
[1/25countries]
% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption17.6% (2014)
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% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption55.5% (2016)
[5/25countries]
% of those who say that they or their family have never come across a public official who hinted/ wanted a bribe in the last five years78.3% (2016)
[18/25countries]
Public finance
Israel
General government expenditure, % of GDP39.7% (2015)
[24/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP37.6% (2015)
[25/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-2.1% (2015)
[20/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP78.0% (2015)
[17/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-53.6% (2015)
[21/33countries]
% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending81.8% (2016)
[5/25countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget14.69% (2016)
[1/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget3.97% (2016)
[18/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget5.89% (2016)
[32/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.44% (2016)
[17/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget0.59% (2016)
[28/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget12.97% (2016)
[25/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget3.49% (2016)
[5/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget17.33% (2016)
[2/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget27.09% (2016)
[29/32countries]
General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP5.78% (2016)
[1/32countries]
General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP1.56% (2016)
[21/32countries]
General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP2.32% (2016)
[31/32countries]
General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.57% (2016)
[18/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.23% (2016)
[31/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP5.10% (2016)
[24/32countries]
General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP1.37% (2016)
[9/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP6.82% (2016)
[2/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP10.66% (2016)
[27/32countries]
Tax
Israel
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates18.0% (2015)
[24/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)23.00% (2018)
[19/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)96 (2016)
[32/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)23.8% (2010)
[6/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)5.3% (2010)
[33/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)31.7% (2010)
[28/36countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes37.4% (2016)
[2/25countries]
% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes31.8% (2016)
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% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes59.1% (2009)
[27/28countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes6.02 (2014)
[19/26countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes71.0% (2016)
[17/25countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society42.2% (2016)
[20/25countries]
Social security
Israel
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)16.1% (2013)
[29/34countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system41.2% (2013)
[17/26countries]
% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions84.6% (2016)
[3/25countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old94.7% (2016)
[18/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people87.0% (2016)
[3/25countries]
% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people5.0% (2016)
[16/25countries]
% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people2.6% (2016)
[20/25countries]
% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people50.0% (2012)
[7/27countries]
% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people83.3% (2012)
[3/27countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)100 (2009)
[1/34countries]
% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 62.9% (2012)
[1/27countries]
% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 29.1% (2012)
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% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 4.4% (2012)
[22/27countries]
% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave66.0% (2012)
[4/27countries]
% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave4.0% (2012)
[18/27countries]
% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave29.1% (2012)
[22/27countries]
% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age1.9% (2012)
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% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age41.8% (2012)
[18/27countries]
% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age56.4% (2012)
[8/27countries]
% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age14.0% (2012)
[22/27countries]
% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country8.4% (2010)
[9/25countries]
% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor10.5% (2009)
[15/28countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it90.5% (2016)
[4/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to help people in the country who are worse off than themselves5.89 (2014)
[5/26countries]
Law and Justice
Israel
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free80.2% (2016)
[5/25countries]
% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)38.2% (2016)
[23/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations6.17 (2014)
[13/26countries]
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts43.8% (2008)
[21/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)68.8% (2008)
[15/30countries]