March 8, 2011
Survey aims to measure the changing Jewish vote
An online Jewish voter survey has been launched to measure the changing Jewish vote and Jewish political interests.
The 2011 Jewish Voter Survey, for Jewish voters aged 18 and over, is being conducted by Steven Windmueller, the Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Service at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.
The anonymous survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, will examine the political priorities of Jews and where they allocate their financial resources with regard to their support of political causes, both Jewish and mainstream. It will look at variables including income, geographical region, age, religious affiliation and education.
The study also seeks to discover how and where Jews acquire their political ideas and knowledge, and analyze how they define themselves with regard to specific political labels. The research also will focus on understanding the level and depth of engagement that Jews have with the State of Israel and other core social and policy issues.
“I am particularly interested in seeing if we are in the midst of a political sea-change within the American Jewish community,” Windmueller said in a statement.
The survey can be taken until April 1. To participate click here.