Jewish Political Behavior and Trends
Much of my work has been focused on American Jewish political behavior; it represents one of the fields where relatively little research has been undertaken over significant periods of time. There are of course numerous theoretical projections about “the Jewish vote”, just as there are a variety of ideas pertaining to the nature of Jewish political activism.
In the articles included within this section the focus is primarily on understanding voting patterns or identifying particular issues associated with a specific election. Clearly, many of these trends transcend any one election cycle and have broader implications about Jewish political participation.
Along with a number of other researchers and writers, I continue to monitor ethnic and religious voting trends within the United States. More directly, such questions as “why are Jews liberal?” and what policy questions seem to be of specific interest to Jewish voters not only interest Jewish commentators but also the general media.
In addition to the pieces found here, my general body of work in this discipline has been directed toward shaping a more coherent and historical understanding of the Jewish polity.
I would welcome feedback from visitors to this particular section of The Wind Report; as your comments and suggestions could be particularly beneficial.
- The Jews’ Split Political Personality – The Jewish Week
- Why are National Umbrella Systems in Trouble? (Word Doc.)
- Are American Jews Becoming Republican? Insights Into Jewish Political Behavior
- Revisiting the Jewish vote – JTA
- Only In America: The 2008 Jewish Vote – HUC-JIR
- Revisiting the 2008 Presidential Election: Reflections on the Jewish Vote – JCPA
- Let’s Talk Faith Webcast
- Mayor’s Israel trip is timely
- Jewish Voters Still Have Questions About Obama
- The Fight for the Jewish Vote
- For Jewish voters, 2008 race is challenging
- Persepective on Power in L.A.
- Jewish Seat Threatened By Growing Latino Bloc
- Are Jews Warming Towards the Tea Party?
- Story on the 2012 Presidential Elections and the Jewish Vote
- The Angry American Jewish Voter
- 2011 Political Survey Findings
- Jews and the Tea Party Movement