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Acute disadvantage: Where are the needs greatest?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and David Graham
Date: 28 October 2020

JPR’s COVID-19 survey examines the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In this third paper looking at the findings, we investigate its economic impact, with a particular emphasis on Jewish households showing signs of significant financial stress.


Antisemitism in contemporary Great Britain: A study of attitudes towards Jews and Israel
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 12 September 2017

A comprehensive and detailed assessment of antisemitic and anti-Israel attitudes held by the population of Great Britain in 2017, based on the largest and most extensive quantitative study of the topic ever undertaken.


Are Jews dying disproportionately from COVID-19?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 29 March 2020

JPR Executive Director, Dr Jonathan Boyd, explores the contention that Jews are dying in disproportionate numbers from COVID-19, and why it may or may not be accurate.


Are Jews in the UK more climate change conscious than the rest?
Author(s): David Graham, Carli Lessof and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 26 October 2021

What role does one’s Jewish identity play in attitudes towards climate change and how do Jews compare with the rest of the population of the UK? As world leaders gather for the UN Climate Change COP26 Summit, JPR details for the first time where UK Jewish people stand on climate change.


Are Jews leaving Europe?
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 12 January 2017

A statistical analysis looking at patterns of Jewish migration to Israel from selected European countries over time, to assess whether recent developments are in any way unusual in scope, scale or motivation in light of growing anxiety about antisemitism.


Britain's Israeli Diaspora: A demographic portrait
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 17 November 2015

An estimation of the size of the Israeli population in the UK and some of its key socio-demographic characteristics in what is the first demographic study of this significant group.


Charitable giving among Britain's Jews
Author(s): David Graham and Jonathan Boyd
Date: 22 March 2016

A new study based on data from JPR's National Jewish Community Survey, that investigates some of the key factors influencing Jewish charitable giving, and identifies some of the key challenges for the sector going forward.


Child poverty & deprivation in the British Jewish community
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 31 March 2011

A major study examining child poverty and deprivation within the British Jewish community. It demonstrates that Jews in Britain are far from being immune to the problem, particularly within the strictly Orthodox community where the issue is projected to become worse over time.


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.


COVID-19 mortality and Jews: A global overview of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, March to May 2020
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky, Ari Paltiel
Date: 30 November 2020

This report, produced by our European Jewish Demography Unit, is the first study of mortality from COVID-19 among Jews, and assesses how COVID-19 affected Jews in different parts of the world during the first wave of the pandemic, March to May 2020.