Secular or Religious? The Outlook of London's Jews

By David Graham

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), 2003

In this report on London Jews, the author explores the concept of outlook, which he argues affects an individual's propensity to believe in particular ideas, belong to particular institutions and behave in particular ways. He discusses the implications of outlook on Jewish identity and religious or secular status. The study finds that the more Jewish experiences people have before the age of seventeen, the more likely they will be to describe themselves as religious. The study also finds that Jewish friendship is little affected by outlook. The study establishes three outlook models: the Social Distance Model, the Consensus-Dissensus Model and the Jewish Market Model. The study concludes by highlighting the importance of outlook in helping sociological researchers measure the extent to which different segments of the Jewish population converge and diverge.

Topic: Youth, Jewish Identification, Affiliation, Scholarship, Study, Academic Research

Volume/Issue: 3

Page Number(s): 1-45

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Genre: Report

Coverage: London, England , United Kingdom

Language: English

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Graham, David. Secular or Religious? The Outlook of London's Jews. Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). 2003: 1-45.


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