Mind Your Manners
Question: Is there any connection between the level of religiosity and politeness?
Answer: According to a study made by the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, there definitely is a connection. The most polite people in Israel, the study found, are the Torah observers, leaving behind those who define themselves as traditional or secular.
In a statement to the Jerusalem Post, Robert Sauer, president of the JIMS, offered this insight:
"The results of the survey are disturbing, for they suggest that the public educational system is not fulfilling its basic function."