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1999 AJC: Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion

Sponsor(s): American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Principal Investigator(s): Inc. Market Facts

Study Dates: 1999

Key Findings:

The 1999 Survey of American Jewish Opinion conducted by Market Fact, Inc., for AJC (American Jewish Committee) from March 29-April 18, 1999 continued the AJC tradition of measuring the views of American Jewish adults.

"Among the topics covered in the present survey are the Israel-Arab peace process, the attachment of American Jews to Israel, political and social issues in the United States, Jewish perceptions of anti-Semitism, Jewish opinion about various countries, and Jewish identity concerns. Some of the questions appearing in the survey are new; others are drawn from previous American Jewish Committee surveys, including the 1997 and the 1998 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion. Where available, trend-line data are provided."

♦ Summary of key findings: pages i=v of the report

♦ Survey questionnaire with percentage distribution responses begins on page 1 of the summary report .  For each question, trend data are presented from 1993 through 1999.

♦ Extensive analysis of the 1999 data is presented by sub-groups (sex, age, income, education, political party, denomination, importance of being Jewish, intermarriage status, connections to Israel), beginning on page 21 of the AJC/Market Facts report.  There are 81 tables with cross-tabulation/banner analysis. 

Sample Size: 1,000

Sample Notes:

"The 1999 survey was conducted for the American Jewish Committee by Market Facts, Inc., a leading survey-research organization. Respondents were interviewed by telephone during March 29-April 18, 1999; no interviewing took place on the first two and last two days of Passover or on the Sabbath."

"The sample consisted of 1,000 self-identified Jewish respondents selected from the Market Facts consumer mail panel. The respondents are demographically representative of the United States adult Jewish population on a variety of measures. The margin of error for the sample as a whole is plus or minus 3 percentage points."

Study Notes:

Minimal methodological details.

Language: English


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