Thursday, October 20, 2005

Jewish attitudes on social issues

Two articles worth studying:

  • Harris Poll Finds Different Religious Groups Have Very Different Attitudes to Some Health Policies and Programs...

And what is the view of the People Of The Book when it comes to terminating a soon to be child:

Abortion Rights:

Total: 63 ; Presbyterian: 72 ; Baptist: 53 ; Other Christian: 49 ; Jewish: 83 ; Agnostic/Atheist: 90

Check out the rest of the Poll to see how Jews are on, on other hot button issues.

And now this:

  • Recently, the Jewish Ledger spoke with Kosmin about trends among American Jewry, as per the CUNY American Jewish Identification Survey 2001...

More Jews than most other Americans respond "None," when asked "What is your religion, if any?"* More Jews than members of most other American religious groups think of themselves as “secular” rather than as “religious.”* Fewer Jews than members of most other American religious groups agree with the essential proposition of religious belief that "God exists."* Fewer Jewish believers than Christian believers think God performs miracles or answers prayers....

Anyone listening?!@#$%&*

posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 5:18 PM

3 Comments:

Anonymous ck said...

i'm listening. but seriously, what are you supposed to do?

3:05 AM  
Blogger Yeshiva Orthodoxy said...

To begin with instead of "Rabbis" seeking and worrying about making everybody feel comftorable, they should start laying down the- laws!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Larry Lennhoff said...

Part of the problem is that these surveys are not comparing apples to apples. Xtianity is a religion, pure and simple. If as an Xtian you don't believe in J, you just stop being an Xtian (or perhaps become a Unitarian, which is only arguably Xtian). Judaism has so many aspects (an ethnicity, a civilization, a religion, etc.) that many people who reject its religious aspects still identify as Jews. So naturally the percentage of Jews who are atheist is higher than the percentage of Xtian atheists - Xtian atheist no longer identify as Xtian!

Kol Tuv

Larry

10:33 AM  

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