JPR launches the National Jewish Community Survey
The National Jewish Community Survey (or NJCS) is a nationwide survey of Jews living in Britain, designed to complement the work being carried out by JPR to analyse the 2011 UK Census. It is the first study of its type for over ten years and seeks to hear directly from Jewish people living in Britain irrespective of the nature of their Jewish identity and level of involvement in the community. It is being conducted by JPR in association with the research agency Ipsos MORI. We anticipate that the first releases of data will take place in late 2013.
The survey seeks to understand current patterns of Jewish identity among Jews in Britain, their demographic, educational, health and economic profiles and their charitable giving. It will also cover such issues as social care needs and patterns of Jewish practice and affiliation.
Using the datasets obtained from the NJCS and the Census together, JPR will create the most comprehensive picture of British Jewish life ever obtained. The project aims to generate data that will feed directly into policy and planning initiatives across the Jewish community, thereby supporting a wide range of organisations concerned with the development and enhancement of Jewish life in the UK.
The initial findings report is scheduled to be published in late 2013. It will be disseminated widely to Jewish community charities and organisations, which will be able to commission JPR’s research team to produce bespoke reports that focus in detail on their specific interests.
For further information about the National Jewish Community Survey click here.
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UK Jewish population static, but significant change at the local level
2011 UK Census data released in December 2012 and January 2013 by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a Jewish population of 263,376 in England and Wales. This represents a small increase of 1.3% since 2001 and suggests the UK Jewish population has remained largely static over the past ten years. However, more detailed analysis of the data reveal significant changes at the local and regional levels, with clear indications of population growth and decline in particular areas. These provide critical insights into developments in the British Jewish community. Further data releases will occur during 2013. As they are released by the ONS, JPR's research team will be closely examining the data on Jews and publishing additional papers in order to support planning across the Jewish community.
To read our initial findings report, click here.
To read our neighbourhood data report, click here.
To access the Local Authority District level data in Excel, click here.
To watch a short video summarising the religion data from the 2011 UK Census, click here.
To read the media coverage, click here.
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JPR releases National Jewish Student Survey
JPR has released a major new study that examines the identity of Jewish students in Britain. Entitled Home and away: Jewish journeys towards independence. Key findings from the 2011 National Jewish Student Survey, the research, which was commissioned by Pears Foundation and the Union of Jewish Students, was conducted by JPR, with data collected by leading global research company Ipsos MORI.
The research investigates the relationship between Jewish students' upbringing and their attitudes, beliefs, activities and aspirations. In particular, it explores their community affiliations, their social lives, their perceptions about what being Jewish means, and their overall experience of being Jewish on campus today.Geld verdienen im Internet
The project is a collaborative venture with funding and support coming from Pears Foundation, as well as UJIA, the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe and the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation.
To read the media coverage of the report, click here.
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Antisemitism in Europe report submitted to the European Union
One year after winning the major tender from the European Union, on 7 December 2012 JPR’s research team delivered its report on the perceptions and experiences of antisemitism among Jews in Europe.
This major project has created the largest dataset on European Jews ever put together, which will be used over the coming months and years to provide empirical data on European Jewish life to support organisations working across the continent. It covers the Jewish populations of nine European Union Member States: Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Sweden and the UK. The initial findings will be published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in 2013.
JPR worked in partnership with Ipsos MORI on the study, and its academic team included Professor Eliezer Ben-Rafael (Tel Aviv University), Professor Erik Cohen (Bar Ilan University), Professor Sergio DellaPergola (Hebrew University), Professor Lars Dencik (Roskilde University), Dr Olaf Gloeckner (Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum), Professor András Kovács (Central European University) and Dr Laura Staetsky (JPR), and is supported by leading experts in contemporary antisemitism Professor David Feldman (Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck College) and Michael Whine MBE and Mark Gardner (CST).
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New reports highlight need for reform of Hungarian Jewish infrastructure and preservation of Jewish heritage in Poland
The renewal of Jewish life in Hungary and Poland comes under scrutiny in two reports published by JPR this week. The research, conducted by local experts on behalf of JPR and funded by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, was designed to assess the development of Jewish communities in East-Central Europe since the collapse of communism, as well as the challenges they face going forward.
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
JPR’s National Jewish Community Survey goes live
Tuesday 19 Feb 2013
2011 Census: Project update
Wednesday 12 Dec 2012
Stability of UK Jewish population size conceals significant change at the local level
Monday 15 Apr 2013
Jews and the News: News consumption habits and opinions of Jews in Britain
Wednesday 12 Dec 2012
2011 Census Results (England and Wales): Initial insights about the UK Jewish population
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