Jewish Identity, Faith & Practice
- With regard to their sense of Jewish identity, 88% agreed there was an increase in this feeling following the March of the Living.
- 61% felt an increase in the importance of their adherence to their Jewish faith after the March of the Living.
- Motivation to observe Jewish rituals showed an increase of 56% since their participation in the March of the Living.
- 84% said that the importance of educating their children in the Jewish faith increased after the March.
- Motivation to participate in specific Jewish organizations received a 70% jump in ratings of importance following the March.
- Motivation to take part in activities related to general Jewish causes made significant gains after the March of the Living experience. (73%).
Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, Human Rights & Tolerance
- Virtually all respondents (95%) felt that the March of the Living made them feel well-prepared to counter the claims of Holocaust denial.
- 91% agreed that confronting Anti-Semitism became even more important after the trip.
- In the area of commitment to Human Rights (fighting genocide and combating general racism) a very high average increase of 89% was recorded since their participation in the March.
- 87% felt an increase in their feelings of tolerance for other groups after their experience of the March of the Living.
- 74% of March of the Living participants reported an increase in their desire to donate to causes in Israel following the trip.
- 87% reported an increased desire to travel to Israel following the March.
- Almost two thirds of respondents reported that they had travelled to Israel since their participation in the March.
- The proportion of respondents showing a desire to move to Israel more than doubled after the March of the Living experience (over a 100% increase).
- Almost all participants agreed or strongly agreed that their interaction with Holocaust survivors (98%) and their visits to the concentration camps (99%) left a lasting impact since their experience of the March of the Living.
- Approx. 85% agreed or strongly agreed that visits to historical sites in Poland (synagogues, museums, cemeteries etc) and Israel (cities, museums etc.) also had a long term impact on them.
- Over ¾ found the ceremonies in Poland (77%) and Israel (81%) left a significant impact on them.
Reports Based on Studies Conducted by InfoFeedback Survey Services of Montreal for Canada Israel Experience.