Growing, high level public support for public transport on Shabbat poll finds

Almost three quarters of Jewish Israelis are in favor of some level of public transport on Shabbat, including more than half of the national-religious community, a new poll published on Sunday has found.

The survey, conducted by the Smith Polling Institute for the Hiddush religious pluralism lobbying group, found that 72% of the Jewish public supports the availability of full scale or partial public transportation on Shabbat and holidays.

The poll was published to coincide with the rejection on Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation of a Yesh Atid bill that would allow local authorities to operate minibuses on Saturdays.


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