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Pew Research Center Report: Jewish Americans in 2020

From the reputable public opinion pollster Pew Research Center (previously featured in the 08-13-2021 Scout Report), the report Jewish Americans in 2020 discusses changes to Jewish religiosity, culture, and politics over the past decade. The report finds an increasingly sharp divergence among the youngest American Jewish adults, who represent larger shares among both traditionally observant Orthodox Jews and those who identify as culturally or ethnically, but not religiously Jewish. While partaking of the same cultural activities, these groups of religious and non-religious Jews report feeling that they have less in common with each other. Further, among all survey respondents, a majority reported feeling less safe because of the increased prevalence of anti-Semitism in recent years. The survey was conducted between November 2019 and June 2020 and included 4,718 Jews from around the U.S. The full report is 12 chapters long, discussing in detail topics such as Jewish identity, beliefs, customs, family life, community, politics, demographics, economic well-being, and perceptions of anti-Semitism. The full report and other materials such as the topline findings, questionnaires, and interactives are available under the Report Materials menu on the right side of the page linked above, as are quick links to each chapter of the report. Social scientists interested in methodology may want to read the appendices, which discuss how the survey administrators dealt with declining response rates to phone surveys since the survey was last conducted in 2013.
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Date Issued
May 21st, 2021
Date of Scout Publication
October 8th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
September 29th, 2021 at 12:32pm
Date Of Record Release
September 29th, 2021 at 3:09pm
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