Israel At A Glance

Israel is a relatively small country with a population of approximately 8.5 million. However for such a small country, the challenges facing international researchers are many, due to Israel’s diverse population. Without an experienced and creative local partner it can be very difficult for researchers to collect the relevant data accurately and in a timely manner.

A few (of many) things to account for when conducting research in Israel:

  • As a young immigrant country, Israel has a very diverse population with different backgrounds, resulting in a wide range of religious, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and other segments.
  • Israel possesses unique age distribution amongst the population relative to most western countries; roughly 36% of Israel’s population is under the age of 20, while senior citizens (65+) comprise of only 10.5% of the population.*
  • With mobile penetration in Israel over 90% and 33% of the population accessible only by mobile device, the importance of mobile surveys cannot be underestimated.
* Central Bureau of Statistics, 10.09.2015