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How Many Orthodox Jews Are Republicans And 11 Other Findings From Pew


Ever since the Pew Research Center released its landmark 2013 survey of U.S. Jewry, the study has become central to debates about everything from intermarriage to Jewish education. Now comes a new treasure trove of data from Pew about Orthodox Jews, extrapolated from the data amassed for the 2013 study (from 3,475 interviews with Jews conducted that year).

Members of the Jewish Orthodox community walk down a street in a Brooklyn neighborhood on June 14, 2012, in New York City. JTA

Nearly Half Of Americans Disapprove Of Iran Deal


A poll by the Pew Research Center has found that nearly half of Americans disapprove of the recent accord over Iran’s nuclear program.

Mixed Outcomes From Latest Pew Study


The new Pew Research Center study on America’s Changing Religious Landscape shows a steep decline in Christian affiliation and a parallel increase among the unaffiliated. Some believe the study’s results suggest that we will have a more difficult time advocating effectively on behalf of Israel, as spelled out in Robert Goldblum’s article, “Less-Christian U.S. Seen Disturbing for Jews on Israel” (May 15).  But this judgment is not so clear-cut.

Orthodox Israel Trips Keeping Young Jews Engaged

Staff Writer

Forget Jew vs. Jew. How about Jew-influencing-Jew?

That’s part of what’s at play in a new study by leading Jewish demographer Steven M. Cohen that looks at the influence of an Orthodox-led Israel trip on non-Orthodox teens.

Teens on an OU-sponsored trip.  Courtesy of OU

Less-Christian U.S. Seen ‘Disturbing’ For Jews On Israel

New Pew survey finds ‘stable’ Jewish population; decline in Christianity; sharp rise in unaffiliated.

Managing Editor

With the religious landscape in America in the throes of dramatic change — it is less Christian, more Muslim and far more religiously unaffiliated than it was just seven years ago — the Jewish community has, perhaps surprisingly, remained stable.

The percentage of Americans who identify as Christian has dropped from 78.4 in 2007 to 70.6 in 2014. Getty Images

Pew Survey: Europe’s Jewish Population Has Plummeted In Recent Decades


Europe has lost more than half its Jewish population since 1960, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Religion Loses Clout: Why Many Say That’s A Bad Thing


More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics.

Pew Poll: More U.S. Sympathy For Israel Than Palestinians


More Americans express sympathy for Israel than for the Palestinians, according to a new survey.

A poll released last week by the Pew Research Center for People & the Press found that 34 percent of Americans sympathize with Israel “a lot,” as well as 32 percent who sympathize “some,” versus 11 percent who sympathize “a lot” with the Palestinians and another 35 percent who sympathize with them “some.” Thirty-seven percent sympathize with both sides, while 18 percent sympathize with neither.

Respond Positively To Good News Among Arabs And Muslims


When missiles and bombs are flying, while terrorists kidnap and murder, when civilians are caught in the crossfire, and when diaspora Jews and Palestinians are vilified and attacked, there is no good news for anyone. But planning beyond the horrors of the past weeks, as we must, careful scanning of changes in the Arab and Muslim worlds suggest new opportunities for Israelis to live at peace with Palestinians and other neighbors.

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