Are American Jews Becoming Republican? Insights Into Jewish Political Behavior


Publication Date: December 2003

Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Steven F. Windmueller

Research Area: Culture and religion; Politics

Keywords: Public policies; Political Behavior; Public Opinions; Voting Patterns

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Although an overwhelming majority of American Jews consider themselves moderate or liberal, the author asserts that there are indications that Jewish support for the Republican party is on the rise. The growing Orthodox communities in the New York metropolitan area and elsewhere are distinctively Republican, he notes, and Jews raised in households with a non-Jewish parent and who identify nominally with Judaism also tend to vote Republican.