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The dominant population in Israeli society is Jewish. As reported by The Central Bureau of Statistics in May 2016, of the 8.5 Million citizens in the State of Israel, 74.8% are Jews, 20.8% are Arabs (Muslim, Christian, Bedouin), and 4.4% are Druze, Circassians, Baha'i, non-Arab Christians (several denominations), and others.
The Jewish population is diversified, too. As reported by the Pew Research Center in March 2016, 40% of Jews are secular, 23% are traditional Jews (keep some religious traditions), and 18% are religious. The latter group is quite diverse,too: the ultra-orthodox are organized in many groups, some of them divided by Ashkenazic/ Sepahrdic lines, few are anti-Zionist; Hassidic groups follow numerous Rabbis courts; and religious Jews follow various liturgical traditions, sometimes based on parental decent.
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