A Study of Jewish Denominational Preferences: Summary Findings
Publication Date: January 1997
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Religious Denominations; Jewish Continuity; Demography; Affiliation
Coverage: United States
Based on the 1971 and 1990 National Jewish Population Surveys, the authors identify and analyze the general social, economic, and demographic characteristics of Jews according to their religious affiliations. They focus on the following issues: how choice and synagogue affiliation relates to other aspects of Jewish behavior; what changes have occurred in the 20-year period between the surveys; the extent to which individuals change denominational affiliation from childhood to adulthood; and the role of intermarriage. The article concludes with some thoughts about the future size and composition of each denomination.
In American Jewish Yearbook 1997, pp.115-137.