Some of Americans' Best Friends Are...

By Bethamie Horowitz

Forward Association, March 19, 2004

The author analyzes the results of the National Survey of Religion and Ethnicity 2000. The results show that more than 43% of Americans have closer friends who are Jewish. This percentage is surprisingly high, as Jews only make up a bit over 2% of the American population. These results illustrate the scope of Jewish social ties in the United States, and are quite remarkable when compared to the early 1900s, when Jews in America were considered to be an entirely separate race.

Topic: Friendship, Community Relations, Demography, Study

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

Editor: Goldberg, J.J.

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Genre: Newspaper

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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