Still Connected: American Jewish Attitudes about Israel

By Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe, Benjamin Phillips, Theodore Sasson

Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS), August 2010

The findings of the present study challenge the view of a widening schism between American Jews and Israel. A majority of American Jews feels attached to Israel and the overall level of attachment has remained stable for nearly a quarter of a century. Younger Jews are somewhat less attached in the current survey, but age differences most likely indicate that attachment to Israel increases over the life course rather than declines across the generations. Political ideology is not related to feelings of attachment to Israel, and events like the flotilla incident have thusfar had no observable impact. Travel to Israel is a major factor in attachment, and younger Jews in the current survey are more likely to have visited Israel.

Topic: Young Adults, Israel Attachment, Israel Experience, Survey, Public Opinion

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kadushin, Charles. Saxe, Leonard. Phillips, Benjamin. Sasson, Theodore. Still Connected: American Jewish Attitudes about Israel. Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS). August 2010:


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