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On the unreliability of future projections

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Submitted by Anon (Israel), Aug 23, 2016 at 18:56

This article includes a quote from 2007: "My work, and that of Prof. Sergio Della Pergola [of the Hebrew University], reveal a similar picture in Israel. By the year 2020, the ultra-Orthodox population of Israel will double to one million and make up 17% of the total population."

This is belied by the August 2016 update: "by 2014 that figure had risen to 11.1%. ... By 2024, the study predicts, haredim will make up 14% of the Israeli population".

While the trend is clear, the speed appears to be exaggerated.

This does however raise a question: if ultra religious have far more babies, why were the majority of Jews secular until recently, when did this happen?

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