Welcome to the Berman Jewish DataBank

The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America offers open access to hundreds of quantitative studies of North American Jewry. We proudly partner with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn. Our stakeholders include Jewish Federations and communal organizations, researchers, educators and students, foundations and philanthropists, social change agents, the media, and interested individuals.

Special Announcement

DataBank Briefing January 10 2017 - - DataBank provides access to (a) Recent Articles on Local Jewish Community Studies from Contemporary Jewry, (b) the 2015 Boston Jewish Community Study, and, (c) the Data File from the 2013 National Study of Jewish Giving.

Featured Study

AJC 2016: Poll: Survey of American Jewish Opinion

SSRS Social Science Research Solutions | American Jewish Committee , 2016

The 2016 American Jewish Committee (AJC) Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion utilized a landline and cellphone survey to measure the opinions of 1,002 Jewish Americans, with the 2016 election campaign the major focus of the survey.  Survey interviews were conducted by SSRS between August 8 and August 28, 2016.

Available for downloading are the AJC press release summarizing the survey results, a summary of the the survey questions and response percentages and a detailed explanation of the research methodology.  

The AJC press release noted that the AJC survey shows that "...Democrat Hillary Clinton would win 61 percent of the Jewish votes and Republican Donald Trump would garner 19 percent, if elections were held today." 

The survey also covers the views of American Jews on other pressing issues, including the degree of confidence they have in key American institutions; what they think is the appropriate role of the U.S. in world affairs; and views on...

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New and Noteworthy

Contemporary Jewry Special Issue on Local Jewish Community Studies

Harriet Hartman | Assocation for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Springer Netherlands , 2016

Comparisons of Jewish Communities - 2015 - A Compendium of Tables and Bar Charts

Ira M. Sheskin | Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, The Jewish Federations of North America , 2015

American Muslim Poll 2016, with comparisons to American Jews, Catholics and Protestants

Dalia Mogahed, Fouad Pervez | Institute for Social Policy and Understanding , 2016

Demographic and Attitudinal Survey of the Jewish Population of New Mexico, 2014

Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz, Benjamin Kupersmit | Jewish Federation of New Mexico, New Mexico's Center for Jewish Philanthropy , 2014