JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – Since Sunday, ALL ISRAEL NEWS has been reporting on this fascinating new poll that is providing a treasure trove of insights on what Israeli Jews believe about God, the Bible and the future.
I pray that more media organizations – those that are Christian, Jewish and others that are non-religious – will start reporting on the results soon.
But tonight on my TBN program, I’ll provide the first TV news report on the poll.
We’ll look at what the data tells us.
What the numbers mean.
Why they matter.
And how we can pray for Israelis more knowledgeably based on what we learn from the data.
Specifically on tonight’s show, I will focus on the question of whether Israeli Jews in this day and age believe what the Bible teaches about the coming of the Messiah.
I’ll also consider why so many Israeli Jews have apparently abandoned the notion that God is truly, actually, literally, going to send the Messiah one day in the future.
We will also look at how many Israelis actually believe that Jews are God’s “chosen people,” as described in the Bible.
THE ROSENBERG REPORT will air at 9 p.m. EST tonight on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, also known as TBN.
You can learn more about the program – and watch past episodes – by visiting www.RosenbergReport.TV.
HOW WAS THE SURVEY CONDUCTED?
ALL ISRAEL NEWS was honored to partially finance the survey and we will continue to unpack its results in the days and weeks ahead.
On Tuesday, Joseph Magen – the managing editor of ALL ISRAEL NEWS – spoke at a press conference at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Orlando, Florida, that released the results of the survey.
Two American Jewish professors designed the survey.
One was Dr. Mordechai Inbari, full professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina Pembroke.
The other was Dr. Kirill Bumin, the dean of the Graduate Studies and full professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Stonehill College
The scholars contracted with the Geocartography Knowledge Group, one of the leading research and polling companies in Israel, to professionally conduct the survey.
A representative sample of 1,200 Israeli Jewish respondents were surveyed.
The sample provides a 95% confidence level that the sampling error does not exceed ±2.82%.
The sample includes 1,000 respondents who were interviewed online in Hebrew.
It also includes 200 respondents who were interviewed by phone in Hebrew. These respondents were Israelis aged 65 and over, and ultra-Orthodox Israelis, both of which are historically less responsive to online surveys and more responsive to phone surveys.
Joel C. Rosenberg is the editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS and ALL ARAB NEWS and the President and CEO of Near East Media. A New York Times best-selling author, Middle East analyst, and Evangelical leader, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife and sons.