Jewish Distinctiveness in America - A Statistical Portrait

By Tom W. Smith

American Jewish Committee (AJC), April 2005

To extent our understanding of the position of Jews in contemporary society, this report examines American Jews through comparative perspectives. By comparing Jews to other ethnical/racial and religious groups, one can determine which groups Jews are closer to; comparison over time enable us to examine recent sociopolitical change. By comparing different types of Jews (denominations; level of observance) one can investigate the degree of internal solidarity and see how different subgroups of Jews are related to non-Jews. These comparisons provide notable insights into the nature, role, and position of Jews in contemporary America.

Topic: Community Relations

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Smith, Tom W. Jewish Distinctiveness in America - A Statistical Portrait. American Jewish Committee (AJC). April 2005:


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