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Jewish Distinctiveness in America: A Statistical Portrait

Sponsor(s): American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Principal Investigator(s): Tom W. Smith

Study Dates: April 2005

Key Findings:

This report by Dr. Tom W. Smith looks across multiple studies - most from the General Social Survey, of which he is the Director for NORC (National Opinion Research at the University of Chicago) - comparing Jews to other ethnic groups in the United States.

The study finds that Jews place high importance on seeking knowledge and  individual freedom and choice. Also, Jews tend to be more liberal than others, have a more urban orientation, are more skeptical about the military, and tend to take a more non-punitive approach to child-raising.

Language: English