Some 39 percent of Israelis cannot cover their monthly expenses, according to a new survey released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday. The situation is worse for women than it is for men.
The annual survey on social welfare was conducted between January and December of 2013, during which time some 7,400 people across the country, aged 20 and over, were interviewed.
One of the positive findings of the report showed that Israelis feel a general level of satisfaction in life, with some 86% of respondents indicating they are satisfied with life. Of those, some 31% were "very satisfied" and 55% were "satisfied."