In the News: National survey on youth and religion raises concern about Gen-Z Jews — and questions about how to understand them

In the News: National Survey on Youth and Religion Raises Concern about Gen-Z Jews — and Questions about How to Understand Them

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Springtide Research Institute was recently featured by Jewish Telegraphic Agency. This article, National survey on youth and religion raises concern about Gen-Z Jews – and questions about how to understand them is reprinted in part below, but we encourage you to visit their site to read the piece in its entirety.

A massive survey conducted over the past year found that even as young Americans are rejecting traditional organized religion, they are still embracing faith and spirituality, broadly defined. The pollsters behind the Springtide Research Institute, a new nonprofit dedicated to research about the “inner and outer lives” of young people, say their poll, of more than 10,000 Americans between 13 and 25, is without recent precedent in its size and breadth. They also said Jewish respondents — 215 in total, a sample size they identified as statistically significant — appeared to be among those thriving the least in their religious and spiritual lives. The Jewish results, shared exclusively with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, confirm some elements of conventional wisdom about Gen Z Jews in America and challenge others. They also raise longstanding questions about whether Jews can effectively be studied the same way as people from other religious backgrounds.

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