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Diversity, Political Division, and Fears of Anti-Semitism Are Growing Among American Jews


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A comprehensive survey by Pew Research Center shows America’s Jewish population is changing, though political divisions are only deepening.

Highlights:

Jewish Americans are becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. 15% between the ages of 18 to 29 identify as non-Hispanic White, and 29% under the age of 30 live in a household in which at least one person identifies as non-Hispanic White.

Political divisions are drawn along branch lines. 70% of Conservative Jews identify as Democrats, along with 80% of Reform Jews and 75% of those that do not have a particular branch. However, 75% of Orthodox Jews are Republican, up from 57% in 2013. Overall, 71% of American Jews identify as Democrats.

Three-quarters of American Jews think there is more anti-Semitism in the U.S. today than five years ago. 53% also say they feel less safe in the U.S. than they did five years ago.

Read the rest of the survey results here.

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