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Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - A Christian population that is growing, even with a lower child birth rate compared with Jews and Muslims, thanks also to the arrival of migrant workers. A good level of education among young people, with a figure that almost equals the Jewish majority and a percentage of increasingly significant active participation in the life of the country.
This is the picture revealed by data related to the Christian community of Israel, in the recent report elaborated by the Central Statistics Department and published in conjunction with the Christmas holidays (click here for the video).
Document - Christians - Today - Israel - %
According to the document, Christians today in Israel are about 175 thousand equal to 2% of the total population. In 2017, the population growth of the minority reached 2.2%, a marked increase compared to 1.4% in the previous year. According to experts, growth is linked to the arrival of 597 migrants from Ethiopia rather than a boom in new births (where problems remain).
According to territorial distribution, 70.6% of Christians live in northern Israel; the city with the greatest Christian presence is Nazareth, with over 22 thousand...
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