East Bay Jewish Community Study 2011
Principal Investigator(s): Anna Greenberg
Study Dates: 2011. January 31, 2011 and March 13, 2011.
100,700 Jewish individuals reside in 51,400 East Bay area Jewish households (see definitions under "Sample").
Another 76,100 non-Jews reside in these households.
Of the total of 176,800 people living in study area Jewish households, only 57% are Jewish, the lowest percentage of any US Jewish community which has had a random-digit dialed (RDD) survey.
Summary of survey findings may be found on pages 1-5 of the Report.
Major sub-headings are:
Population and Demographic Characteristics of the Jewish Community;Defining the Jewish Population;Jewish Identity and Practice;Involvement in the East Bay Jewish Community;Charity in the Jewish Community;Feelings about the Jewish Community in the East Bay;Family Life and the Jewish Community;Israel and the East Bay; and, Reaching Out to Different Communities in the East Bay.
Geographic area encompassed four counties making up the greater East Bay region: Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano Counties in California.
Households were defined as Jewish if the respondent identified his/her religion as Judaism, or considered self Jewish in some way, or had been born Jewish, or had Jewish parents, or was part of a household in which at least one person - - including only a child - - could be considered Jewish by the above criteria.
Sample Size: 820 interviews.