The Pew survey, reported last week in major news outlets, inadvertently mischaracterizes Orthodox demographic trends quite dramatically and necessarily undercounts us significantly, for the same reason that other random-digit-dialing and surveying techniques do. I previously have...
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If the new planned national surveys of Jewish population confirm what has been clear to demographer Sergio DellaPergola and myself and some other demographers that Israel has overtaken the U.S. in the last decade in having the largest Jewish population in the world, this may be...
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Sixty-nine percent of Florida Jews say they will likely vote for President Obama, as opposed to 25 percent for Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new survey.
The American Jewish Committee survey, which was conducted by QEV Analytics, reached 254 registered Jewish...
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A new survey suggests that Germans have lost some love for Israel over the past three years.
In the poll of 1,002 citizens, 36 percent said they liked Israel, down from 59 percent in a similar survey conducted in January 2009. Also, only 21 percent believe that Israel cares about...
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Evangelical Protestant leaders from around the world said they sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians, although a small majority said they sympathize with both sides equally, a survey found.
Thirty-four percent of respondents in a new Pew Research Center global...
June 22, 2011 | 3:21 pm
A majority of Israelis believe that their government representatives should meet with Diaspora Jewish groups that criticize their policies, a new survey found.
Some 71 percent of those responding to the sixth annual Survey of Contemporary Israeli Attitudes Toward Diaspora Jewry...
December 21, 2010 | 2:55 pm
The American Jewish population is larger than suspected, according to new estimates compiled by Brandeis University.
The suburban Boston university’s Steinhardt Social Research Institute is estimating that there are some 6.5 million people in the United States who are either...
September 30, 2009 | 2:07 pm
A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons—a significant increase from a year ago.
Fifty-six percent of American Jews would support the “United States taking military action against...
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February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pmAmerican Jews are adopting and discarding their Jewish identities with increasing rapidity in a country that is becoming less white and less Christian, according to a new study of religious affiliation in the United States.
But just hours after the study's publication Monday, Jewish...
June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Here in the US, CNN's Paula Zahn reports, some blame Jews for 9/11 A young French Jew is kidnapped, tortured and left to die by a band of Muslims. Arson badly damages Geneva's largest synagogue. A 13-year-old girl on a London bus is robbed and kicked unconscious after her...
Briefs: Survey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction; Chabad expands on West Coast
March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmSurvey to catalog landmark Boyle Heights buildings to prevent destruction
A survey of historic landmark buildings in Boyle Heights will start shortly, spurred in part by the mysterious demolition of a former Jewish Community Center last year.
To prevent such thoughtless destruction...
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Low conversion rates among intermarried Jewish families continue to plague those working to reverse the demographic downtrends in American Jewry.
Fewer than one-fifth of non-Jews who marry Jews convert to Judaism, according to a new study distributed by the American Jewish Committee....
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Much-anticipated parts of the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) will not be released as expected next week because some of the data has been lost.
The United Jewish Communities (UJC), which is funding the $6 million study, is canceling all events pertaining to the 2000-01...
October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The immediate effect of a new, painstaking, multiyear, $6 million population survey of American Jewry has been to convince Jewish professionals that whatever they've been doing is the best thing for American Jewry.
The National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS), just...
August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm
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When Adam Bergman researched colleges toward the end of his senior year at Milken High School, he looked very closely at the quality of their soccer teams and not so closely at the size of their Jewish populations.
"I don't consider myself religious at all. I have never chosen a...
May 24, 2001 | 7:59 pm
Jews may provide the swing vote in next week's tight race for the City Council's 5th District between the well-known Tom Hayden and newcomer Jack Weiss.
Comprising roughly one-third of likely voters in the district, Jewish voters are evenly split between the two candidates, a recent...
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