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Ethnicity and Political Behavior Among American Jews: Findings From the National Jewish Popluation Survey 2000-01

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Author(s): Laurence A. Kotler-Berkowitz

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Identity formation; Jewish identification

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Employing a theoretical and conceptual framework of ethnicity and using data from NJPS 2000-01, this article examines how structural, cultural, and psychological ethnicity among Jews are linked to partisanship, ideology, and political participation. Analyses show opposite effects for structural and cultural ethnicity on political behavior and no effects for psychological ethnicity.