Public Attitudes Regarding the ‘Day After’
Mitvim Institute Survey Findings: A Month into the Fighting
Conducting a survey among Israeli citizens during wartime is like building bridges during an earthquake, given the seismic mood swings and constantly shifting public attitudes. Nonetheless, understanding public perceptions is imperative in light of the critical military and political decisions being made by policy makers in the campaign against Hamas, Iran and its proxies.
To understand how the public views the core issues related to the fighting and its aftermath, and especially the sea change in Israeli perceptions wrought by the events of Oct. 7, the Mitvim Institute commissioned a survey one month to the day the war broke out. The November 6-7 survey was carried out by the Smith Institute, in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, among a representative sample of Israel’s adult population.