Welcome to the Berman Jewish DataBank

The Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America offers open access to hundreds of quantitative studies of North American Jewry. We proudly partner with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn. Our stakeholders include Jewish Federations and communal organizations, researchers, educators and students, foundations and philanthropists, social change agents, the media, and interested individuals.

Featured Study

American Muslim Poll 2016, with comparisons to American Jews, Catholics and Protestants

Dalia Mogahed, Fouad Pervez | Institute for Social Policy and Understanding , 2016

Survey of American Muslims, Jews, Protestants and Catholics conducted for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in January, 2016 was undertaken to examine  "...attitudes on various issues ranging from politics and religion, to violence and identity. What emerged from the results is a profile of a Muslim community that is both pious and patriotic, optimistic and weary of discrimination; a community that is similar to Jews in its politics, and much like Protestants in its religious practice."

Highlights: (selected by DataBank)

Demographics

Muslims are the youngest and most racially diverse major religious community in America—the only community without a majority race. White, black, Asian, and Arab represent nearly equal percentages of all Muslim Americans. Muslims are also by far the youngest faith community, with half the population younger than 35.

► Discrimination:

The majority of Muslims report some level of discrimination—the highest of any major faith group. More than half of Muslims reported experiencing discrimination in the...


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New and Noteworthy

2013 Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews: A Portrait of Jewish Americans

Luis Lugo, Alan Cooperman, Gregory A. Smith | PEW Research Center , 2013

Demographic and Attitudinal Survey of the Jewish Population of New Mexico, 2014

Marina Arbetman-Rabinowitz, Benjamin Kupersmit | Jewish Federation of New Mexico, New Mexico's Center for Jewish Philanthropy , 2014

American Muslim Poll 2016, with comparisons to American Jews, Catholics and Protestants

Dalia Mogahed, Fouad Pervez | Institute for Social Policy and Understanding , 2016

The Jewish Population of Canada - 2011 National Household Survey [2015 Reports Added]

Charles Shahar | Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA , 2011