Belief in Impending Arrival of Mashiah Up to 44%
|Photo and caption: Israel Hayom|
Israel Hayom, bemoaning the loss of rationalism in Israeli society:
The number of Jews who believed in the impending arrival of the Messiah grew from 33% in 1998 to 44% last year.See previous posts about the percentage of Israelis who believe in Mashiah's coming in general here and here. It seems that in the survey above, they were asked if they believe in the impending arrival of Mashiah.
This is an amazing, but not altogether surprising, statistic.