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  • Does the Jewish vote still matter?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 14, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    Does the Jewish vote still matter and if so, how? Exit polls indicate that 70 percent of Jews voted for President Obama, compared to roughly 39 percent of white voters overall. However, with California and New York, which have large Jewish populations, guaranteed to go Democratic,...

  • Dog bites man: American Jews vote (overwhelmingly) Democratic, says new study

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 11, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    With Republican leaders predicting a massive shift of Jewish voters away from President Barack Obama this November, a new study shows just how reliably Democratic Jewish voters are.

    The study, conducted by Democratic pollsters Mark Mellman and Aaron Strauss with University of...

  • Will your great-grandchildren be Jewish?

    By Pini Herman

    June 27, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    The just-released Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 clearly shows that the Jewish population decline in New York has been stemmed by large numbers of babies born to Orthodox families in America.

    The heroic fertility and educational efforts of Orthodox Jews — sometimes to...

  • Fewer in the Pews: Implications for American Liberalism

    By Steven Windmueller

    March 18, 2012 | 7:07 pm

    Two leading political scientists, Robert Putnam and David Campbell, have recently released their findings related to the connection between religious affiliation and voting patterns. Their study released this month in Foreign Affairs magazine suggests that “church attendance has...

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  • Yo, L.A. Times: You forgot to mention most academy voters are part of a minority group

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 21, 2012 | 10:57 am

    An L.A. Times survey on the demographics of voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found that a majority of its 5,765 members are “overwhelmingly” white males. The article reporting the findings of the survey, based on interviews with 5,100 academy...

  • One Serious Problem Gone

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 1, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    Over the past few days, the press reported a welcomed reminder of how America has been transforming itself over recent decades. Not in the depressing trajectory that is often the subject of the blather of 24/7 news outlets and their self-proclaimed “pundits.” Rather, by virtue of...

  • On Israel’s demographic time bomb

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 15, 2011 | 4:00 am

    I’m sitting in the lobby of a Jerusalem hotel as I read about “Israel’s other demographic time bomb”. Men in black all around me, enemy forces, according to Paul Pillar:

    Israel has achieved a commanding position in confronting any perceived dangers from outside its borders,...

  • Double the amount of Jews found in Portland, Ore.

    June 20, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Twice as many Jews are living in Portland, Ore., than was previously believed, according to a demographic study.

    The newly released study commissioned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland reports 47,500 Jews living in the region, making Portland among the top 30 U.S. cities...

  • Wilshire Boulevard Gambles on Future

    By Gaby Wenig

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    On any given day, Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus in West Los Angeles is a hub of activity. Built seven years ago for $30 million, the campus attracted new members like a magnet. They came flocking to enroll their children in day school or religious school...

  • Prediction Misses

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Once again, despite predictions to the contrary, Jewish voters stuck with the Democrats. By a 3-1 margin, Jews backed Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) against President Bush.

    Some Republicans took comfort in a slight uptick of Jewish support for Bush from about one-fifth in 2000 to about...

  • American Jewry By Numbers

    By Joe Berkofsky

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) 2000-01, dubbed "Strength, Challenge and Diversity," offers key findings on demographics, intermarriage, Jewish "connections" -- that is, communal behavioral trends -- and such "special" topics as the elderly, immigration and poverty.

    ...

  • Standing by the Data

    By Pini Herman

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The counting of peoples and characteristics is a science and art, as well as a fairly expensive and labor-intensive undertaking when done properly. Demography is often not an easily understood topic. It's common to find inflated and even improbable population estimates in major...

  • Setting the Record Straight

    By Anthony Gordon

    September 7, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As authors of the oft-cited research study titled "Will Your Grandchild Be Jewish?" we have more than a passing interest and familiarity with the Jewish demography of Los Angeles and America. The following points outline some of the fundamental flaws in the L.A. Jewish Population...

  • Growing or Shrinking?

    By Julie G Fax

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin can't stop laughing.
    No really, I tell him, according to the numbers, the Orthodox community is shrinking.
    He takes a deep breath.
    "I'm trying not to get upset here," says Cunin, sovereign of West Coast Chabad for the past 36 years. "But you have to be blind...

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