In The News...
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 States, JTA, September 22, 2016
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2015 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.
Hotspots 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.
Diversity, 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.
New 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.