As the Israeli news site JNS.org reported on Tuesday, a new study showed that almost 60 percent of young Israelis surveyed wanted to become writers, a percentage that is on par with that of Americans.
The findings came as a result of an extensive survey conducted by the nonprofit Youthline, which also found that 40 percent of Israeli teenagers say they are interested in becoming a writer.
The survey, which was conducted last month, included a question about how many books they were willing to write.
A total of 11,738 young Israelis were surveyed, with a response rate of 52 percent.
The results of the survey were released on Tuesday by Youthline’s director of youth programs, Yael Khatib.
The organization released the results on behalf of Israel, which has been under fire for its treatment of the Jewish state’s youngest citizens.
“In recent years, Israel has been at the forefront of the world in terms of protecting children from bullying and bullying-related incidents,” Khatir said.
“We believe that this survey reveals that the youth of Israel have grown up in a country that has a long tradition of protecting them from bullying.”
She added that while the findings are not conclusive, “the results are encouraging, especially when one considers that in the United States, the vast majority of Jewish teens are not interested in writing at all.”
The survey also found: In terms of how many children are currently bullied at school, a whopping 77 percent of Jews believe that bullying is a significant problem, while less than one in 10 believes it is not.
A whopping 90 percent of Jewish respondents believed that children’s health is a concern in a Jewish country, while only 17 percent said they were concerned about health issues among their children.
While most Israelis, who make up the vast bulk of the country’s population, say they feel safe, only 29 percent of the youth said they felt secure about their safety.