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By Chaim I Waxman

This publication severely analyzes American Jewish child boomers, targeting the consequences in their Jewish identification and id for the collective American Jewish group. using information got from the 1990 nationwide Jewish inhabitants Survey, the e-book starts with a demographic portrait of yank Jewish child boomers. figuring out that the US s Jews are either a spiritual and ethnic team, a comparability is made with Protestant and Catholic child boomers, in addition to different ethnic teams. The spiritual styles of the Jewish child boomers and their ethnic styles are tested in-depth, and positioned in the better contexts of the fashionable or post-modern personality of faith and ethnicity. The ebook s broad presentation of specific quantitative facts is constantly complemented through qualitative examinations in their communal implications for Jewish continuity and the geared up American Jewish community."

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This should not, however be interpreted as evidence of the oftexpressed assertion that America's Jews are becoming more conservative,! because the data in that same table (Table 2-16) also indicate a decline in the percentage of politically conservative Jews. This may mean than Jewish baby boomers are becoming somewhat more politically centrist, even as they remain more politically liberal than Protestants and Catholics. 0 Very or Extremely Conservative Total 38 JEWISH BABY BOOMERS Democrat, Bill Clinton, was considerably higher than the respective percentages of white Protestants and Catholics who voted for him (see Table 2-17).

Whether Jews are also maintaining the "traditional" Jewish loyalty to the Democrat Party cannot be determined from these data because they may reflect only the choice of that particular candidate. When political attitudes are examined generationally, as measured by where grandparents were born, it appears that those with no American-born grandparents were more centrist, that is, they were less likely than others to be either very liberal or very conservative. _-------------- 7 ---- Source: Everett C.

On the one hand, the data suggest that those with stronger community ties, in terms of belonging to and volunteering for Jewish organizations, being a synagogue member and attending services, and having a Jewish spouse, are more politically centrist than those with weaker ties. Thus, one might expect an intensification of communal ties as political centrism increases. On the other hand, there is nothing to indicate that political attitudes affect communal ties. It may be that even if their political attitudes and behavior do change, they will do so without having an impact on communal ties.

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