October 1, 2013

Jewish Denominational Switching

A major new survey of U.S. Jews conducted by the Pew Research Center finds that within the three major denominational movements, most of the switching is in the direction of less-traditional Judaism.

How many American Jews raised in each denominational movement have remained, and how many have switched to other affiliations? Hover over a shaded bar below to see the current breakdown of Jews who were raised in that denomination.

* Other Jewish denominational movements include a variety of smaller movements, such as the Reconstructionist and Jewish Renewal movements.

** Jews of no religion describe themselves religiously as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular but have a Jewish parent or were raised Jewish, and consider themselves Jewish aside from religion.

Source: Pew Research Center 2013 Survey of U.S. Jews, Feb. 20-June 13, 2013. Figures may not sum to 100% due to rounding.