Pew Survey Finds U.S. Jews Increasingly Diverse

U.S. Jews are culturally engaged, increasingly diverse, politically polarized and worried about anti-Semitism, according to the findings of a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.

The survey found that many Jewish Americans participate, at least occasionally, both in some traditional religious practices and in some Jewish cultural activities. Among young Jewish adults, however, two sharply divergent expressions of Jewishness appear to be gaining ground – one involving religion deeply enmeshed in every aspect of life, and the other involving little or no religion at all.

Overall, about a quarter of U.S. Jewish adults (27%) do not identify with the Jewish religion: They consider themselves to be Jewish ethnically, culturally or by family background and have a Jewish parent or were raised Jewish, but they answer a question about their current religion by describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” rather than as Jewish. Among Jewish adults under 30, four-in-ten describe themselves this way.

Click here to read the entire report from the Pew Research Center

Click here to read the 10 Key Findings from the report

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