By: Ameed Sa'abni
Available in Arabic
One of the most notable aspects of the Knesset elections of 2003 was that 38% of eligible Arab voters abstained. This survey attempts to identify the causes of such a high level of abstention. The causes were determined to include ideology, as a method of protest, and a variety of personal and technical reasons. The report further analyses what this means for future elections as well as overall trends in Arab voting patterns.