American Jews

Denominational switching among U.S. Jews: Reform Judaism gains, Conservative Judaism declines

"Overall, nearly nine-in-ten U.S. adults who were raised Jewish (88%) are still Jewish today. This includes 70% who identify with the Jewish religion and 18% who don’t identify with any religion but who consider themselves Jewish in some other way" - Pew

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Pew: How younger U.S. Jews are similar to – and different from – older U.S. Jews

"...young adults tend to be less religious than older adults, at least by conventional measures such as whether they believe in God and how often they attend worship services. Jewish Americans, who make up 2.4% of the U.S. adult population, are an exception: The youngest Jewish adults are just as religious as the oldest on some of these measures" - Pew

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Pew: U.S. Jews have widely differing views on Israel

"Caring about Israel is 'essential' to what being Jewish means to 45% of U.S. Jewish adults, and an additional 37% say it is 'important, but not essential,' according to a new Pew Research Center survey . . . . However, the survey found that Jewish Americans – much like the U.S. public overall – also hold widely differing views on Israel and its political leadership." - Pew

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Pew: 10 key findings about Jewish Americans

"Jews in the United States are on the whole less religious than the overall public, at least by standard measures used in surveys. But Jewish Americans participate in a wide range of culturally Jewish activities as well as traditional religious practices." - Pew

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RNS: Five takeaways from Pew's massive study of American Jews

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