A survey of more than 30,000 Israelis found that about two-thirds of them would rather avoid sites linked to Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group, and about two thirds would prefer to stay away from sites linked with Hezbollah.
According to a poll by the Hebrew-language website JPost, 61 percent of Israelis would prefer not to use a VPN service, including 55 percent who would prefer they never use it at all.
Of the respondents, more than half, 51 percent, said they would not trust a service that would reveal their location to the Israeli military.
Another 33 percent said they could trust a VPN provider with their personal information.
The poll also found that a majority of Israelis who have used a VPN say they would never trust a website linked to the Islamic State group.
A majority of those surveyed said they wouldn’t use a website that would allow users to access their personal data without a VPN.
However, only about 25 percent said the same about a site that would send them sensitive information like photos, videos and other personal information when they used the service.
More than two-fifths of the respondents said they were not bothered by security breaches or breaches of trust when they accessed their own data through the service, such as if the information was shared with a third party.
The survey was conducted in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
It was commissioned by the Jerusalem Post, which has long published the results of its popular polls on Israeli society.
In June, a video showing Israeli security forces cracking down on peaceful protests at a protest camp in the West Bank went viral.
The video showed a masked man throwing stones at a group of Israeli soldiers as they tried to disperse the crowds.
The video also showed the soldiers kicking and punching protesters.
A Palestinian man was killed in the clashes and the army said the group involved was carrying out a series of attacks on Jewish settlements.