The survey was conducted by Attorney Gilad Saar’s office. In his appeal to the Justice Ministry, Saar’s office suggested that the Justice Ministry record and upload all the trials to a designated website or allow direct viewing of the trials being conducted to increase public confidence in the judicial system
The survey also shows that 57% of the public does not trust the Israeli legal system. 53% of women do not trust the Israeli legal system, compared to 60% of men. It also emerges that the younger the citizen, the lower his confidence is in the judicial system, since between the ages of 18 and 29, 63% of the public does not trust the legal system, between the ages of 30 and 49, 61% do not trust the legal system in Israel and among 50-year-olds, 48% does not trust the legal system.
According to the survey, these are dramatic figures. “It turns out that the situation is not good to say the least,” says Saar, “a situation in which almost the entire public believes that the corrupt judicial system is dangerous to democracy and urgent action must be taken to rehabilitate the image of the judicial system, through photography and recording of legal discussions and uploading them to a dedicated website accessible to all ”
In addition, the survey shows that 73% of those earning below the average do not trust the legal system, compared to 53% of those who earn on average salary, compared with 50% of those who earn above the average. Trust also seems to decline with being more religious, so trust in the Israeli legal system is low as 93% of the chareidim do not trust the judicial system, as compared to 81% of the religious, compared to 53% of the traditional and 48% of the secular.
The survey also shows that 59% of those with a high school education and below do not trust the Israeli judicial system, 60% of those with post-secondary education, and 53% of those with academic education do not trust the legal system. 60% of the residents of Tel Aviv and the center do not trust the Israeli legal system, 57% of the residents of Haifa and the north, 59% of the residents of the south, 53% of the Jerusalemites, and 51% of the residents of HaSharon
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)