Younger Jewish people in the U.S. are growing increasingly polarized in their religious engagement, and are more likely than older generations to be Orthodox or not identify as religious at all, according to newly released data
Younger Jewish people in the U.S. are growing increasingly polarized in their religious engagement, and are more likely than older generations to be Orthodox or not identify as religious at all, according to newly released data.
up from about 6.4 million in 2013, when the organization conducted a similar survey. But the Reform and Conservative branches of Judaism, which were long the dominant Jewish movements in the U.S., show signs of hollowing out.Overall, Reform Judaism, a more theologically liberal tradition, remains the largest Jewish denomination: 37% of American Jews identify as Reform, 17% identify as Conservative and 9% as Orthodox. Some 32% of Jews didn’t identify with any of the religious branches.
Those numbers are largely in line with a 2013 study conducted by Pew.Among Jews ages 18 to 29, however, 17% identified as Orthodox, up from 11% in 2013. Jews who don’t belong to any religious branch of the faith total 41% among this young age group, about the same as in 2013. Some 8% are Conservative and 29% Reform.Read more: The Wall Street Journal »
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