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St. Louis Jewish Light

New Pew study shows 75% of Orthodox Jews identify as Republicans, up from 57% in 2013

New Pew study shows 75% of Orthodox Jews identify as Republicans, up from 57% in 2013

Published May 11, 2021

(JTA) — Among the findings of the Pew Research Center’s new survey of American Jews is one that has become increasingly self-evident in recent years: Orthodox Jews in the U.S. overwhelmingly affiliate with the Republican Party. According to the...

Without using the term, Pew survey unveils new data on ‘Jews of color’

Without using the term, Pew survey unveils new data on ‘Jews of color’

Published May 11, 2021

(JTA) – An overwhelming majority of American Jews, about 83%, share the same basic demographic profile — but there are signs that American Jewry is growing more diverse. The 83% is made up of Jews who say they are white and do not identify with...

If you’re asking American Jews if they’re religious, you don’t understand American Jews

If you’re asking American Jews if they’re religious, you don’t understand American Jews

Published May 11, 2021

(JTA) — In Sheldon Oberman’s children’s book The Always Prayer Shawl, a grandfather passes on his tallit to his grandson along with the sage advice, “Some things change and some things don’t.” At public readings, Oberman wore his grandfather’s...

A chuppah at a Jewish wedding. More than 60% of American Jews have married non-Jewish partners in the last decade, according to a study from the Pew Research Center. (Photo: Scott Rocher via Flickr Commons)

Instead of lamenting, listen to Jews in interfaith families. We have a lot to offer.

Rabbi Lex RofebergPublished May 11, 2021

(JTA) — In the coming days and weeks, there is going to be a great deal of debate – in public discussions and in private conversations – regarding whether people like me are or are not contributing to the demise of the Jewish people by virtue of...

(Illustration by Grace Yagel)

The Pew study cheat sheet: 10 key conclusions from the new survey of American Jews

BEN SALESPublished May 11, 2021

(JTA) — Meet America’s Jews: They’re older, more educated, richer and less religious, on average, than the rest of the country. They’re overwhelmingly white, though Jews under 30 are more diverse. Most of them care about Israel, though one...

The streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Sept. 23, 2020. (Daniel Moritz-Rabson)

Forget ‘outreach.’ Pew 2020 tells us we should be investing in the Orthodox.

EDIEAL PINKERPublished May 11, 2021

(JTA) — Earlier this year, I used the findings of the Pew Research Center’s 2013 “A Portrait of American Jewry” to make projections about the future demographics of the Jewish population. I anticipated a small population increase by 2023 followed...

Ira Sheskin, a prominent Jewish demographer, conducted at least 43 Jewish federation population surveys between 1982 and 2014. (Uriel Heilman)

A new Pew survey comes out today. Here’s how studies like it have shaped 3 decades of Jewish life.

ANDREW SILOW-CARROLLPublished May 11, 2021

(JTA) — On Tuesday, the Pew Research Center will present the results of its latest major survey of Jewish Americans, its biggest since 2013. If history is any guide, the results will launch a thousand internal Jewish debates about who is a Jew, who...

Jews and tolerance: Fighting stereotypes through awareness

By Haley Abramson, John Burroughs High SchoolPublished March 19, 2012

While many youngsters attend Sunday school and religious classes each week, often their knowledge about religions other than their own is lacking. Even teens with a good understanding of their religion don’t always know exactly what they are worshipping...

Study: Jews are world’s most migratory religious group

JTAPublished March 9, 2012

NEW YORK -- A new study found that Jews are the most internationally migratory of all the world’s major religious groups. “Faith on the Move,” a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, found...

Pew poll suggests Jewish shift to GOP

JTAPublished February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A survey suggested a shift toward Republicans in party identification among Jews. The survey, published Thursday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Life, showed an overall shift to the GOP among various religious groups. Jewish identification...

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