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,...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm