The Influence of Community Context and Individual Characteristics on Jewish Identity: A 21-Community Study
Study Dates: 2011
Report by Harriet Hartman and Ira M.Sheskin uses the Decade 2000 Data Set compiled by Ira Sheskin from community studies completed by him from 2000 to 2008 in order to analyze the impact on Jewish identity of individual characteristics and the broader community context.
Analysis was completed with partial assistance provided by a Berman Summer Fellowship to Dr. Hartman by the North American Jewish Data Bank at the University of Connecticut.
Decade 2000 Data Set includes 19,000 respondents from 21 studies completed by Dr. Sheskin. The 19,000 respondents represent an estimated 1,219,000 people (including 1,059,000 Jewish persons) living in 536,000 Jewish households.