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Monday, May 26, 2014


We need to get in the mood for this astounding post first.

Let's go to the videotape.

An astounding 88% of Jerusalem residents say they are happy with their lives despite rampant unemployment and poverty.
Jerusalem’s population at the end of 2012 stood at 815,300 people – making it the largest city in Israel, according to a report released on Monday by the Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of Jerusalem Day.
There are 515,200 residents, comprised of Jewish, non-Arab Christians or other religions, marking 63 percent of the total city population; while the Arab population stands at 100,300, or 37% of the city's residents.
Among the Jews residing in the city, 35% defined themselves as ultra-Orthodox, 18% as religious, 12t as traditional-religious, 14% are traditional but not very religious and 20% defined themselves as secular.
According to the findings, the percentage of people who "feel poor" in Jerusalem was the highest among all major cities in Israel. Some 28% of people felt poor in 2013, 18% of the Jewish population and 45% of the Arab population. In comparison, in Tel Aviv and in Haifa, less than 10% felt poor.
However, the report cited that of the adult population (aged 20 years old and above) in Jerusalem, 88% said they are satisfied with their lives, compared to 85% of the population of other cities - 90% of Jews and 85% of Arabs, compared to the national average of 88% and 70% respectively.
Furthermore the report indicated that 64% of Jerusalem residents believe that in the coming years their lives will improve, 58% of Jews and 76% of Arabs.
 Who is happy? He who is satisfied with his lot.

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At 11:36 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

The math is wrong...

At 6:24 AM, Blogger Adam said...

The population numbers dont add up. I think it should be 300,100 arabs, not 100,300. Wishful thinking ;-)


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