Jews without Judaism? Assimilation and Jewish Identity in the United States

By Robert P. Amyot, Lee Sigelman

University of Texas at Austin, 1996

In Social Science Quarterly 77, 177-189. The Purpose of this research is to model the impact of religiosity and personal contact with other Jews upon Jewish identification in order to cast new light on the Jewishness of the most assimilated Jews. The research is based on data from the 1990 NJPS. The statistical results suggest that lower levels of religiosity and social contact are associated with a weaker sense of Jewish identity; that declining religiosity poses a greater threat to Jewish identity than declining social contact does; and that the "base" of Jewish identity seems fairly impervious to the erosive impacts of declining religiosity and social contact.

Topic: Identity Formation

Preview: Download

It appears you do not have a PDF plugin installed for this browser. To be able to preview the PDF, please install a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.


Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Amyot, Robert P. Sigelman, Lee. Jews without Judaism? Assimilation and Jewish Identity in the United States. University of Texas at Austin. 1996: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2846


Actions

» View Publication
(PDF, 1.46 Mb)

Bookmark and Share