Publication Date: January 1991
Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Daniel J. Elazar
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: Identity Formation; Religion; Assimilation; Jewish Identification
Coverage: United States
The author reflects on the results of the 1990 Council of Jewish Federations National Jewish Population Study. He explores issues of assimilation, intermarriage, and apostasy in order to extrapolate sociological information from demographic questions. Overall, he concludes that the results indicate that an increasing number of American Jews are identifying themselves as Christians.