DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 140
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 79% 21% 330
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 195

Gender composition among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
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Generation X 55% 45% 140
Baby Boomer 50% 50% 330
Silent 48% 52% 195

Racial and ethnic composition among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
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Generation X 90% 3% 2% 4% 2% 137
Baby Boomer 92% 1% 3% 2% 1% 329
Silent 96% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 194

Immigrant status among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
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Generation X 13% 13% 74% 140
Baby Boomer 11% 18% 71% 328
Silent 10% 42% 49% 194

Income distribution among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who have a household income of…

Generational cohort Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
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Generation X 14% 9% 23% 55% 127
Baby Boomer 12% 10% 24% 54% 286
Silent 17% 18% 34% 32% 151

Educational distribution among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
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Generation X 12% 20% 31% 37% 140
Baby Boomer 12% 16% 33% 39% 329
Silent 22% 26% 21% 30% 195

Marital status among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
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Generation X 68% 8% 7% 4% 14% 139
Baby Boomer 71% 4% 15% 4% 7% 329
Silent 71% 6% 7% 16% 1% 195

Parent of children under 18 among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
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Generation X 64% 36% 140
Baby Boomer 18% 82% 330
Silent 4% 96% 195

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say they…

Generational cohort Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
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Generation X 41% 29% 12% < 1% 13% 5% 140
Baby Boomer 37% 27% 16% < 1% 14% 5% 330
Silent 28% 31% 15% 1% 20% 6% 195

Importance of religion in one's life among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 40% 35% 15% 10% < 1% 140
Baby Boomer 35% 36% 23% 7% < 1% 330
Silent 25% 45% 13% 16% 1% 195

Attendance at religious services among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who attend religious services…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 25% 48% 27% < 1% 140
Baby Boomer 19% 47% 34% < 1% 330
Silent 16% 46% 38% < 1% 195

Frequency of prayer among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 34% 13% 6% 47% < 1% 140
Baby Boomer 30% 16% 11% 42% 2% 330
Silent 25% 15% 5% 52% 2% 195

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who attend prayer group…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 20% 8% 12% 60% < 1% 140
Baby Boomer 16% 9% 13% 62% < 1% 330
Silent 11% 6% 12% 71% < 1% 195

Frequency of meditation among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who meditate…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 30% 6% 3% 58% 3% 140
Baby Boomer 28% 7% 7% 57% 1% 330
Silent 28% 9% 4% 58% 2% 195

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 33% 17% 15% 35% < 1% 140
Baby Boomer 43% 19% 14% 23% 1% 330
Silent 31% 20% 18% 29% 3% 195

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 42% 22% 15% 21% < 1% 140
Baby Boomer 42% 14% 19% 25% 1% 330
Silent 36% 15% 18% 30% 2% 195

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Generational cohort Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 15% 20% 45% 18% 2% 140
Baby Boomer 18% 16% 48% 14% 4% 330
Silent 18% 15% 49% 11% 7% 195

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say…

Generational cohort There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 27% 70% 2% 1% 140
Baby Boomer 25% 73% 2% < 1% 330
Silent 21% 75% 3% 1% 195

Frequency of reading scripture among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who read scripture…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 16% 9% 8% 65% 1% 140
Baby Boomer 16% 11% 10% 63% 1% 330
Silent 11% 4% 10% 75% < 1% 195

Interpreting scripture among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say the holy scripture is…

Generational cohort Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 11% 29% 1% 51% 7% 140
Baby Boomer 11% 19% 3% 60% 8% 330
Silent 9% 20% < 1% 58% 13% 195

Belief in Heaven among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Generation X 53% 39% 8% 140
Baby Boomer 33% 55% 11% 330
Silent 30% 60% 10% 195

Belief in Hell among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 25% 71% 4% 140
Baby Boomer 18% 75% 7% 330
Silent 20% 72% 8% 195

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
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Generation X 26% 12% 62% 140
Baby Boomer 27% 8% 65% 330
Silent 19% 10% 71% 195

Political ideology among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 21% 36% 40% 3% 140
Baby Boomer 24% 29% 45% 2% 330
Silent 16% 29% 52% 3% 195

Views about size of government among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 48% 48% 2% 3% 140
Baby Boomer 41% 52% 4% 3% 330
Silent 40% 50% 5% 5% 195

Views about government aid to the poor among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say government aid to the poor…

Generational cohort Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 30% 62% 4% 4% 140
Baby Boomer 34% 61% 3% 2% 330
Silent 20% 72% 5% 4% 195

Views about abortion among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Generation X 80% 17% 3% 140
Baby Boomer 88% 10% 2% 330
Silent 87% 10% 4% 195

Views about homosexuality among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 78% 17% 4% 1% 140
Baby Boomer 83% 15% 2% < 1% 330
Silent 86% 11% 2% 1% 195

Views about same-sex marriage among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Generation X 73% 21% 6% 140
Baby Boomer 81% 15% 4% 330
Silent 81% 13% 6% 195

Views about environmental regulation among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say…

Generational cohort Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Generation X 21% 74% 4% 1% 140
Baby Boomer 28% 68% 3% 1% 330
Silent 22% 74% 1% 3% 195

Views about human evolution among Jews by generational group

% of Jews who say humans…

Generational cohort Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
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Generation X 55% 23% 3% 14% 5% 140
Baby Boomer 58% 16% 6% 18% 1% 330
Silent 69% 7% 6% 13% 5% 195