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  • Poll: Plurality of Americans support Iran deal, half say U.S. should defend Israel

    November 27, 2013 | 1:05 pm

    A plurality of Americans support the newly brokered deal with Iran, and half believe that the United States should defend Israel militarily, a new poll found.

    Some 44 percent of Americans support the interim agreement on Iran‘s nuclear program reached between Iran and six world...

  • Polls: Most Americans support interim Iran deal

    November 22, 2013 | 10:02 am

    Two new polls released this week show most Americans surveyed support easing sanctions on Iran in exchange for a partial rollback of its nuclear program.

    A CNN poll released Thursday and conducted by ORC international showed 56 percent of respondents favored “an interim deal that...

  • Goy until proven Jewish

    October 23, 2013 | 1:10 pm

    “Who is a Jew?” is a uniquely Jewish question. It is a question that epitomizes the Jewish people and culture. It is a philosophical question that embodies the history of Jewish debate. It is a question of belonging that symbolizes Jews as a minority. It seems like a theoretical...

  • Pew study finds a vibrant Jewish community

    October 10, 2013 | 12:57 pm

    Over the past week, I have seen a flurry of writing about Pew Research Center’s study on American Jews. Several scholars and communal leaders have taken an alarmist stance toward the findings, calling the increasing rate of intermarriage “devastating” and describing non-Orthodox...

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  • Crisis and opportunity — Reflections on the Pew report

    October 10, 2013 | 12:52 pm

    Full disclosure: I have been thinking about the results of the Pew report for more than a decade. I understand that Pew didn’t release its results until last week, but these statistics and trends have been obvious to some in the Jewish community for a very long time. Four years...

  • Eric Garcetti: Keep an eye out for seniors

    By Bill Boyarsky

    May 29, 2013 | 11:21 am

    The small turnout at the Los Angeles polls for the mayoral election on May 21 is cited as evidence that most Angelenos don’t care whether City Hall is open, closed or simply blown away. But two days after the election, I visited a Jewish Family Service (JFS) senior center on...

  • Poll: Big drop in Israelis who see Obama as pro-Palestinian

    March 29, 2013 | 8:06 am

    The number of Israelis who view President Obama as pro-Palestinian dropped by 20 percent following his first presidential visit to Israel, according to a new poll.

    In the poll, conducted Sunday by Smith Research for the Jerusalem Post, 27 percent of 500 Israeli respondents said...

  • Americans backing Israel in ever-growing numbers, poll shows

    March 18, 2013 | 2:50 am

    Americans' sympathies lean heavily toward Israel over the Palestinians in the highest level of support seen in 22 years.

    According to data gleaned from Gallup's 2013 World Affairs poll, 64 percent of Americans support Israel over the Palestinians, with 12 percent backing the...

  • Survey: 27 percent of Americans see God’s hand in sports

    January 29, 2013 | 9:17 am

    Fewer than three in 10 Americans believe that God plays a role in determining sports outcomes, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.

    That 27 percent believed in divine intervention in athletic competition was among the findings of the January Religion...

  • Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu take 31 seats; Yesh Atid comes in second

    January 22, 2013 | 1:27 pm

    Initial Israeli exit polls show the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu ticket won the highest vote total while the new center-left Yesh Atid unexpectedly came in second.

    Polls released just after polls closed at 10 p.m. on Jan. 22 reported that the Likud-Beiteinu won 31 seats, down...

  • Fighting over every percentile: Arguing about the Jewish vote and exit polls

    November 7, 2012 | 8:54 am

    President Obama’s Jewish numbers are down, but by how much and why?

    Get ready for four more years of tussling between the Jewish community’s Republicans and Democrats about the meaning of Obama’s dip from 78 percent Jewish support cited in 2008 exit polls to 69 percent this year...

  • Five challenges facing the American pro-Israel community in the next four years

    November 1, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    The American pro-Israel community has a lot of work to do. While many pro-Israel organizations in the United States, including AIPAC, Christians United for Israel, Stand with US and Hasbara have been extremely effective in defending the Jewish State, there is always more we can do....

  • AJC national poll: 65% Jews for Obama; 24% for Romney

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 5:24 pm

    President Barack Obama is expected to win a strong majority of Jewish votes in November, according to a national survey released by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on Sept. 27.

    Out of 1,040American Jews polled earlier this month, 65 percent of them said they were likely to...

  • KABC Poll: Sherman 45%, Berman 32%

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 21, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    With less than two months until Election Day and only three weeks before early voting begins, Rep. Brad Sherman is still polling well ahead of Rep. Howard Berman.

    According to a poll conducted earlier this week for KABC and first reported on Sept. 20, 45 percent of voters would...

  • Romney’s Libya comments landed with a thud, according to poll

    September 18, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was the loser in a political fight over U.S. reaction to attacks last week on American diplomatic compounds in Libya and Egypt, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Tuesday.

    Four in 10 U.S. voters felt less favorably toward Romney after...

  • Leading Jewish demographer disputes study of N.Y. Jews

    July 25, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Len Saxe, a leading Jewish demographer, said a widely cited survey on New York Jewry overestimated the number of Orthodox Jews in the city and its environs.

    Saxe, a demographer at Brandeis University, told The New York Jewish Week that the data on the Orthodox in The Jewish...

  • Survey finds young Frenchman unfamiliar with WWII Jewish roundup

    July 17, 2012 | 11:25 am

    Most young Frenchmen never heard of the World War II roundup of Paris Jews, a survey shows.

    The recent survey showed most young French adults were unaware of the deportation of Parisian Jews during the Holocaust.

    Sixty percent of respondents aged 18 to 24 said they never heard of...

  • So, how many Jews will vote for Mitt Romney?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    Here is a truism we all already know: Jews are news. The fact is, no matter how tiny the American Jewish community might be — between 1.5 and 2 percent of the population — the battle for Jewish votes will be extensively reported and analyzed.

    Over the last several decades,...

  • Majority of Israeli Arabs prefer to live in Israel

    June 7, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    The vast majority of Israeli Arabs are reconciled with the existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and even exhibit a degree of patriotism, according to a poll released Thursday.

    The survey by Haifa University found that nearly one in seven (68.3%) preferred to live in...

  • USC Poll: Sherman over Berman in June primary, both to advance to November general election

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 3, 2012 | 2:07 am

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) will finish first in the June 5 primary election, a new online survey has found. Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys), who, as a result of redistricting, is also running for reelection in the hotly contested 30th congressional district, is expected...

  • Poll shows strong Jewish support for labor, higher taxes

    May 31, 2012 | 10:29 am

    A poll showed American Jews strongly favor tax increases for the wealthy and tend to back labor in disputes with management.

    The poll, released Thursday by the Workmen’s Circle, showed 65 percent of respondents favored raising taxes on those who earn more than $200,000 a year and...

  • Livingstone trailing in London mayoral election, final poll shows

    May 4, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who stirred controversy with remarks called anti-Semitic by the city’s Jewish leaders, was trailing in a bid to reclaim his post, a final poll showed.

    As voters went to the polls on Thursday, incumbent Boris Johnson, Livingstone’s successor, had...

  • Netanyahu the clear favorite heading to Israel’s upcoming elections, Haaretz poll

    May 2, 2012 | 5:33 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can rest easy after reading the results of the latest Haaretz-Dialog poll: Not only does he trounce all his rivals on the question of who is most fit to lead the country, but an absolute majority of Israelis reject the aspersions cast on him last...

  • Sherman releases new poll showing 2-to-1 lead over Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 3, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    A new poll released by Rep. Brad Sherman’s (D - Sherman Oaks) campaign shows him far ahead of his fellow Democrat and rival in the 30th district, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys). The poll also suggests that Berman and Sherman will advance from the June 5 primary to face off again...

  • Survey: Jewish voters want Obama back, see economy as top concern

    April 3, 2012 | 11:06 am

    Jewish registered voters see the economy as the most important issue, and nearly two-thirds support President Barack Obama’s re-election, according to a new survey.

    The 62 percent of Jewish voters backing Obama’s return was more than twice the number who said they would prefer a...

  • POLL: Most Americans would back US strike over Iran nuclear weapon

    March 13, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    A majority of Americans would support U.S. military action against Iran if there were evidence that Tehran is building nuclear weapons, even if such action led to higher gasoline prices, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

    The poll showed 56 percent of Americans would support...

  • Polls: Most in U.S. see Iran as threat; majority of Israelis against Iran strike

    March 1, 2012 | 5:53 pm

    A poll showed 87 percent of registered American voters believe that Iran’s suspected illegal nuclear weapons program is a threat to the United States.

    The poll commissioned by The Israel Project also found that 88 percent of respondents believed that Iran is a threat to Israel.

    ...
  • Poll: Little support in Israel for solo strike on Iran

    March 1, 2012 | 8:40 am

    A wide majority of Israelis either oppose an Israeli strike on Iran or would favor an attack only if it was carried out with U.S. agreement, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.

    The survey by the University of Maryland and the Israeli Dahaf Institute was released before talks next...

  • Polls: Jordanians and Palestinians strongly negative toward Jews

    February 3, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Polls showed overwhelmingly negative feelings for Israel and Jews among Jordanians and Lebanese.

    The polls commissioned by The Israel Project in November and December and published Thursday showed 94 percent negatives for Israel and 99 percent negatives for Jews among Jordanians,...

  • Jews shift toward GOP, survey claims

    February 2, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    Jewish support for the Republican Party has grown dramatically since 2008 nationwide, a new analysis of survey data out from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press suggests.

    The data found that the shift in the GOP direction has been more significant than among the general public.

    The findings could point to trouble for the Democrats in the 2012 presidential election, where both parties are counting on strong showings among Florida’s Jewish voters in particular.

    Read more at Forward.com.

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