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Hotspots of Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Sentiment on US Campuses

Diversity, Pressure, and Divisions on the University of Pennsylvania Campus

New US Jewish Population Estimates

All Together Separate: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion on the Brandeis Campus

2015 Nashville and Middle Tennessee Jewish Community Study

The 2014 Greater Seattle Jewish Community Study

The 2013 Greater Buffalo Jewish Community Study  

Living on the Edge: Economic Insecurity Among Jewish Households in Greater Rhode Island

American Jewish Population Estimates: 2012

In The News...

Only 6 Percent of Washington DC’s Booming Jewish Community Identify as Republican, JTA, February 16, 2018

Jobs And Inclusivity: Why The Jewish Population In D.C. Is Now The Third-Largest In The Country, WAMU, February 16, 2018

D.C. Area's Jewish Population is Booming: Now the Third Largest in the Nation, report says, The Washington Post, February 13, 2018

D.C.'s Jewish Population Is Booming-So Why The Empty Pews? The Forward, February 13, 2018

Dueling Narratives Cloud Picture Of Campus Anti-Semitism, The New York Jewish Week, January 10, 2018

Support for Anti-Israel BDS Movement 'Virtually Nonexistent' Among College Students, Study Finds, PJ Media, January 4, 2018

Surprise! Jewish Students *Still* Aren’t Scared on Campus, The Jewish News of Northern California, December 28, 2017

Has Birthright Been Successful? The Forward, Leonard Saxe, December 21, 2017

Survey Finds Students Do Not Support Academic Boycotts of Israel, The Washington Free Beacon, December 21, 2017

What Anti-Semitism On Campus?, The New York Jewish Week, December 18, 2017

Few College Students Want to Boycott Israel, Study of Four Campuses Finds, JTA, December 18, 2017

Anti-Semitism Rare But Anti-Israel Talk Common On Elite Campuses, Study Finds, The Forward, December 14, 2017

Study will count D.C.-area Jews, Washington Jewish Week, December 1, 2016 

What type of Jew are you? Jewish Journal, November 28, 2016

Half of Boston Jews don’t identify with a denomination, Times of Israel, November 18, 2016

Using Data to Drive Jewish Communal Policy, Leonard Saxe, ejewishphilanthropy, November 17, 2016

Jewish Boston returns to the City, Boston Globe, November 16, 2016

After This Election, Americans Have Lost Faith in Polling. Should Jews? Janet Krasner Aronson, Leonard Saxe, and Matthew Boxer, The Forward, November 14, 2016

BDS spurs growing anti-Semitism on campuses, Brandeis report finds, JTA, November 1, 2016

The Myth of a Cohesive, United, American Jewish Community, Matthew Boxer, Sh'ma Now, October 11, 2016

Florida Jews Could Tip Balance in the Ultimate Swing State — and Few Are Switching Sides, The Forward, October 20, 2016

The Jewish Vote May Swing Key Undecided Counties, Study Says, Daniel Parmer and David Manchester, The Conversation, October 13, 2016

Study Shows How Jewish Vote Could Play Crucial Role in Key StatesJTA, September 22, 2016

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The Steinhardt Social Research Institute is dedicated to providing unbiased, high-quality data about contemporary Jewry. The institute conducts socio-demographic research, studies the attitudes and behavior of U.S. Jews, and develops a variety of policy-focused analyses of issues such as intermarriage and the effectiveness of Jewish education. The institute's work is characterized by the application of cutting-edge research methods to provide policy-relevant data.

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Pittsburgh Jewish Community StudyThe 2017 Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study
February 2018

The 2017 Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study provides a detailed socio-demographic portrait of the Pittsburgh-area Jewish community and describes community members' participation in Jewish communal life, their private Jewish activities, and their attitudes about Judaism and Israel. 

DC reportThe 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study
February 2018

The 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study provides an up-to-date description of the size and character of DC-area Jewish adults, children, and households. Interviews with over 6,600 Jewish households residing in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland form the basis of the report.

4 schools reportThe Limits of Hostility: Students Report on Antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment at Four US Universities
December 2017

This report is part of a program of research focusing on undergraduates and their perceptions and experiences of antisemitism and anti-Israel hostility on US campuses. The study examines four institutions, Brandeis University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and draws on survey data collected in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years from representative samples of undergraduates (both Jewish and non-Jewish) at these schools.

Jewish Futures LT Wave 5Beyond 10 days: Parents, Gender, Marriage, and the Long-term Impact of Birthright Israel
December 2017

The report presents findings from the 5th wave of a longitudinal study of several thousand Jewish young adults who applied to Birthright between 2001 and 2009 and includes an analysis of the ways in which Birthright’s impact manifests in different subgroups: those with one versus two Jewish parents, those whose sole Israel experience was a Birthright trip, participants who are single versus partnered, and men versus women.

Collier County Jewish Community Study2017 Collier County Jewish Community Study
October 2017

In 2017, the Jewish Federation of Collier County sponsored the first-ever representative sample survey of the Jewish community of Naples, Florida, and the surrounding area. The study includes a population estimate; findings on the demography, ritual behavior, affiliations, volunteer activities, and geographic profile of the population; and descriptions of the various ways community members participate in Jewish life.

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Outbound on T: Jewish Young Adults in Cambridge, Somerville, and Jamaica Plain
August 2017

The 2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study found that young adults make up almost one-quarter of the local Jewish population. This report, based on 50 new interviews with young adults and key informants and reanalysis of the 2015 data, creates a fuller portrait of Jewish young adults living in Cambridge, Somerville, and Jamaica Plain and, in particular, those who are marginally or not at all involved in Jewish life.

Boston Jewish Community Study2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study
Conducted in collaboration with Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the 2015 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study provides an up-to-date description of the size and character of Boston-area Jewry. Included in the study are demographic findings, information on the religious background and geographic profile of Greater Boston’s Jewish population as well as descriptions of participation in Jewish life and volunteer activities. 

AntisemitismHotspots of Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Sentiment on US Campuses
This report is based on findings from a 2016 survey of Jewish undergraduates at 50 US campuses. Identifying campuses where antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment are especially acute, the study also looks at the particular manifestations of hostility at different campuses and the ways in which these climates influence the lives of Jewish students.

UPenn reportDiversity, Pressure, and Divisions on the University of Pennsylvania Campus
This report is the second in a series of reports of select campuses and focuses on the University of Pennsylvania. Based on a survey of both Jewish and non-Jewish students, the study explores the intersection of racial, ethnic, and religious identities, gender, and sexual orientation, intergroup interactions, experiences of discrimination, and feelings of safety and belonging on campus in the context of the larger campus climate.

American Jewish Population ProjectNew US Jewish Population Estimates
Since 2005, SSRI researchers have been collecting data from hundreds of nationally representative surveys in order to provide one of the most comprehensive, independent sources of data on the Jewish community in the United States. The latest release from the American Jewish Population Project provides new population estimates for the continental United States, its states, metropolitan areas, and counties and new data on the political identification and political views of Jewish adults.


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