The Christian population in the State of Israel
In light of repeated insinuations implying that the number of Christians in the State of Israel  is diminishing, table I - excerpted from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics - is proof of the contrary. It demonstrates that the rate of population increase amongst Israeli Christians is more or less on par with that of Israeli Jews, with whom they share socio-economic characteristics.
Variances can be found in the early 1950s vis-à-vis the Jewish population, thanks to the mass arrival and absorption of refugees from Arab countries and Europe following the War of Independence. Another variance occurred after the Six Days War, with the rise and population shifts of Moslem and Christian population to Israel. A third and most dramatic set of variances occurred in the 1990s, during the massive immigration from the former states of the Soviet Union that brought about an accelerated rise in Jews and Christians. This immigration included a large number of Russian Christians for whom Israel was originally conceived of as a way station; many, however, chose to remain here and become full-fledged citizens – serving in the military forces and integrating into the State’s society and economy, regardless of their religion.
Table II describes the dispersal of Christians throughout the State of Israel.
The increased rate of population rise in the major economic areas (Tel Aviv, the central region, Haifa.) during the period 1995-2008 may be ascribed to the influx of non-Arab Christians – primarily foreign workers and Russian immigrants.