Religious life: Who pays on the 1st appointment? What should older singles do?

A survey conducted among members of Israel’s national-religious sector found that less than a third (28%) of those surveyed believe that it is important to continue fighting to defend the practice of “shmirat negiya” or to refrain from touching members of the opposite sex. Before marriage.

An additional 38% of respondents said it is important to fight to maintain this practice “as much as possible”, while 16% said it depends on age and 18% said it is not important.

Respondents responded to a survey conducted by “Srugometer,” a project that works to keep up-to-date on trends in the national-religious community through surveys on a variety of topics and works in cooperation with Zefat Academic College.

Respondents were also asked to say who should pay for the first date, and more than half (59%) of women said the cost should be split between both people on the date and 41% said the man should to pay. Among the men surveyed, only 38% said both people should split the cost and 62% said the man should pay.

When asked what is the correct way to address the phenomenon of people remaining single into old age, 55% said it was important to recognize the situation and provide solutions to single people, while 19% said it was correct Try to act and change the situation and make the age of marriage earlier. About 26% of those surveyed said they did not know.

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Of those who said that it is correct to change the situation, 36% were national Orthodox, 14% were “Masorti” (traditional), 19% were national religious, 7% were previously religious and 8% are “Dati Light , “or slightly religious.

Over 2,000 people responded to the survey, 73% of whom defined themselves as religious, 9% said they were Nationall-haredi (National-ultra-Orthodox), 4% traditional, 4% formerly religious, and 10% Dati Light. .

Approximately 28% of respondents had a high school education, 18% had a non-academic higher level education, 36% had a first degree, and 18% a second degree or higher.

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