Informal Social Networks and Formal Organizational Memberships Among American Jews: Findings from the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01
Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher(s): Association for the Sociology of Religion
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Fundraising/Philanthropy; Jewish organization; American Jews
Coverage: United States
In: Sociology of Religion 67/4, 465-485. The article employs data from the 2000-01 NJPS to examine how informal social networks and formal organizational memberships among American Jews are related to philanthropic behavior, religious observance, attitudes toward Israel, and political party identification. A concluding discussion offers the hypothesis about the differential effects, linking the explanatory power of networks to the institutional embeddednes of the dependent variables.