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The political leanings of Britain's Jews
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 29 April 2010

A detailed analysis of the political leanings’ of British Jews which draws on the data from JPR’s 2010 Israel survey. It looks at the impact of age, geography, sex, employment status and religious outlook on support for political parties.


The rise and rise of Jewish schools in the United Kingdom
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 16 November 2016

A statistical study looking at the growth in the number of children in Jewish schools, broken down by geography, school stage and denomination, and produced in partnership with the Board of Deputies of British Jews.


The social attitudes of unmarried young Jews in contemporary Britain
Author(s): Jacqueline Goldberg and Barry Kosmin
Date: 23 July 1997

Today most British Jews are less likely than earlier generations to marry, and if they do it is generally at a later age, often in their thirties. Alternative lifestyles, including cohabitation and same-sex relationships, are also much more common nowadays. These new patterns require new responses.


Vital statistics of the UK Jewish population: births and deaths
Author(s): Donatella Casale Mashiah
Date: 26 June 2018

An examination of the latest data on birth and death rates in the UK Jewish population, which provides evidence of natural growth over the past ten years. Produced by JPR on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.


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.


Why be Jewish: the essential Jewish values of Europe’s Jews
Author(s): Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 30 May 2022

Why are people Jewish? What really matters to them? The second mini-report based on JPR’s research ‘The Jewish identities of European Jews, focuses on which aspects of Jewishness people find most compelling.


Why European Jewish Demography? A foundation paper
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Sergio DellaPergola
Date: 09 July 2019

This paper is the first output of the new European Jewish Demography Unit, set up by JPR to undertake demographic research about Jewish populations across Europe. It describes what Jewish demography is, its purpose and value and outlines the methods and approach it will take.


Will my child get a place? An assessment of supply and demand of Jewish secondary school places in London and surrounding areas
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 15 March 2017

A statistical look at the demand for places for Jewish secondary schools in London over the past few years which makes key projections for the future. Produced together with Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS).


Will the 21st century be the democratic century?
Author(s): Vernon Bogdanor
Date: 20 December 2011

Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE assesses the state of democracy in the contemporary world.  Noting recent developments in the Arab world, he offers a cautiously optimistic prognosis based in part on his view that the future will be written not by political elites, but by the people themselves.