Life Satisfaction and English-Speaking Olim
A research project between The University of Haifa and the Anglo-List
Cheryl Zlotnick, RN DrPH, Laura Dryjanska, PhD, Suzanne Suckerman
A survey of 50 questions on various aspects of Aliyah and life satisfaction, was published on the Anglo-List and the participation of olim was requested. The survey was promoted via the website and via social media. The data was gathered, analyzed and prepared. The information is under review and awaiting publication.
In the meantime, some preliminary findings were made available and included origin, age and gender demographics as follows:
Country of Origin
55% of respondents were from the USA
18% from the United Kingdom
9% from South Africa
6% from Canada
12% from other countries
25% between the ages of 18 - 39
53% between the ages of 40 - 64
22% were 65 or older
74% of respondents were women
26% of respondents were men
In the survey respondents were asked a number of questions on different aspects of life satisfaction including and amongst others:
- Ranking their Hebrew abilities in various situations
- Life expectations
- Self identity and Jewish identity
Further analysis continued and then, on December 18th, 2017, some of the findings were presented to the public in the form of a panel discussion with expert discussants, representatives of Aliyah offices and members of the general public.
Prof. Cheryl Zlotnick, RN DrPH, from The University of Haifa, supervised the research and her presentation for the evening, is published below. Dr. Laura Dryjanska, who is now an Assistant Professor in Biola University and residing in the USA, participated via Skype.