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Could it happen here? What existing data tell us about contemporary antisemitism in the UK
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd and Daniel Staetsky
Date: 13 May 2015

As temperatures rise about antisemitism in the UK, JPR takes an independent look at some of the existing data, drawing on multiple sources to ascertain the nature of the problem, its scale, its direction of travel, and what more research work needs to be done to develop effective policy.


ONS report on COVID-19 mortality rates among religious groups: JPR response
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and Daniel Staetsky
Date: 21 June 2020

A June 2020 report by the UK's Office for National Statistics provided the first serious academic analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on religious minorities in England and Wales. In this short paper, the JPR research team considers the findings and their implications for the Jewish population.


Learning disabilities: Understanding their prevalence in the British Jewish community
Author(s): L. Daniel Staetsky
Date: 06 February 2017

A statistical report designed to estimate the proportion of Jews in Britain who have some kind of learning disability, analysed by severity, age, sex, geography and religiosity. Commissioned by Langdon, a Jewish charity providing services to teenagers and adults with learning disabilities.


What is Judaism: are Europe’s Jews a religious or an ancestry group?
Author(s): Professor Sergio DellaPergola and Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 09 March 2022

The first of four mini-reports on European Jewish identity focuses on different aspects of how Jews understand the basis of their Jewishness: whether they see it as their religion, ethnicity, parentage or culture.


What makes a Jewish identity?
Author(s): Professor Sergio DellaPergola and Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 01 February 2022

A major study of European Jewish identity, exploring how Jews living in Europe today understand and live their Jewish lives. The study includes the opinions and experiences of over 16,000 respondents - the largest sample of Jews ever surveyed in Europe.


From Old and New Directions: Perceptions and experiences of antisemitism among Jews in Italy
Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola and L. D. Staetsky
Date: 03 February 2015

Based on data commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and gathered and analysed by JPR's academic team, this is the second in a series of reports looking at the perceptions and experiences of antisemitism among Jews in different EU Member States.


A portrait of Jews in London and the South-East
Author(s): Harriet Becher, Stanley Waterman, Barry Kosmin and Katarina Thomson
Date: 23 July 2002

A landmark survey of the Jewish population in London and surrounding area based on 2,965 responses from across a broad social spectrum.  Providing information on a wide range of issues of concern to the Jewish community, it has been used as a key source by planners in the Jewish voluntary sector.


The Common Good in Europe: Commissioned Papers
Author(s): Various
Date: 10 February 2009

After each of the round table discussions that comprised JPR’s “Res Publica” project in Europe, twenty-seven people drawn from the diverse group of expert participants wrote short articles to reflect on an issue of their choice. This paper is an anthology of those articles.


Synagogue membership in the United Kingdom in 2010
Author(s): David Graham and Daniel Vulkan
Date: 13 May 2010

Conducted in partnership with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, this study paints a broad portrait of declining levels of synagogue affiliation, but demonstrates how that pattern of decline is being counteracted by some denominational sectors, most notably the strictly Orthodox.


2011 Census: Initial insights about the UK Jewish population
Author(s): David Graham, Jonathan Boyd and Daniel Vulkan
Date: 12 December 2012

The first report in our series on the 2011 UK Census, based on data released by the Office for National Statistics. After decades of numerical decline, the Jewish population of England and Wales has stabilised, although this masks a complex picture of change at the local level.