American Jews and Their Social Justice Involvement: Evidence from a National Survey

By Steven M. Cohen, Leonard Fein

Amos - The National Jewish Partnership for Social Justice, November 21, 2001

The authors outline results from their survey, the largest, most comprehensive study of American Jewish attitudes toward social justice engagement ever conducted. Some key findings include the fact that the vast majority (about 90%) of American Jews agree with the following statements:

- “Jews have a responsibility to work on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, and minority groups”

- “Jews have a responsibility to work on behalf of Jews who are needy or oppressed”

- “When Jewish organizations engage in social justice work, it makes me feel proud to be a Jew.”

- “Jews’ involvement in social justice causes is one good way to strengthen ties with other groups in society.”

- “American Jews have an impressive history of social justice involvement.”

Topic: Social Justice, Communal Responsibility, Community Relations, Survey

Funder: Amos - The National Jewish Partnership for Social Justice

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Fein, Leonard. American Jews and Their Social Justice Involvement: Evidence from a National Survey. Amos - The National Jewish Partnership for Social Justice. 21 November 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4692


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