In terms of national security, 38% of those surveyed felt the level is high, 37% said medium, and 22% said low. In 2007, the respective rates were 24.5%, 36% and 39%.
The survey also shows that those who define themselves as “left” feel less worried about the national security situation than those describing themselves as “center” or “right.” Fifty-one percent of those on the Left feel that national security levels are high, compared to 37% of the Center and 39% of the Right.
The same correlation between political leanings and sense of security extends to the question of whether or not interviewees feared a large-scale attack against Israel by one or more Arab states. Twenty percent of those on the Left fear such an attack, compared to 40% in the Center and 44% on the Right.
However, overall, a plurality of those surveyed – 48% – see a low or very low chance of such an attack in the next five years.
a large majority – 72% – believe that the need to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is urgent. This sense of urgency is clear all along the political spectrum, but is strongest on the Left.