Pew 2020 Report on Jewish Americans

The Pew Research Center's 2020 report on Jewish Americans has implications for not only how we understand issues affecting the Jewish community on the national level, but also for how communities understand their demographic makeup, their community members' attitudes toward religion and culture, and the strength of their local institutions. The Pew study, when viewed in conjunction with local Jewish communities studies, can help individuals better understand the dynamics shaping their community.

On May 13-14, 2021, CMJS held a series of briefings on the Pew study and highlighted some of the findings of particular interest to our community partners. See below for a video recording of the briefing to the philanthropic community and an excerpt from the community briefing that discusses the relationship of local Jewish community studies to the Pew study.

CMJS Pew Briefing for Philanthropic Community (May 14, 2021)

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Comparing Pew Study to CMJS Local Jewish Community Studies (May 13, 2021)

Please note: JA stands for Jewish affinity, not Jewish affiliation.


Related Op-eds

There are More American Jews – and They’re Staying Jewish, Leonard Saxe, Times of Israel (May 11, 2021)