The steep decline in the Arab fertility rate west of the Jordan River in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and pre-1967 Israel reflects the demographic revolution throughout the Muslim world, especially in the Arab countries of the Middle East.
According to the 2011 CIA Factbook, the fertility in Iran, the most religious Shiite country, is 1.87 births per woman, in Saudi Arabia, the most religious Sunni country 2.5, in the small Gulf States 2.5, in North Africa 2.5, in Syria
In 1969, the Israeli Arab fertility rate (which is similar to the
The Jewish fertility rate in
The triggers of the demographic revolution among Arabs west of the Jordan River are very similar to those which caused the overall Muslim/Arab demographic implosion: urbanization, expanded primary, secondary and tertiary education primarily among women, more assertive women at home and in the workforce, family planning, all-time high wedding and reproductive age, all-time low teen pregnancy, all-time high divorce rates and youthful emigration. In 2012, an increasing number of Arab women remain unmarried during their 20s.