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One in seven Jews around the world is now strictly Orthodox (Haredi)
Author(s): Dr Daniel Staetsky
Date: 03 May 2022

2.1 million Haredi Jews (strictly Orthodox) live around the world today, constituting about 14% of the total Jewish global population, with Israel and the USA accounting for about 92% of them. The report – a first estimation of the global Haredi population - projects that this population could double in size by the year 2040.


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.


Patterns of charitable giving among British Jews
Author(s): Jacqueline Goldberg and Barry Kosmin
Date: 23 July 1998

This report documents for the first time the giving patterns of British Jews and their support for a wide range of both Jewish and other charities and establishes a strong relationship between religious outlook and giving patterns.


Projections of demand for places in state-funded mainstream Jewish secondary schools in London
Author(s): Daniel Staetsky
Date: 20 February 2019

A statistical study supported by Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS), using an empirical approach to predict future levels of demand for mainstream Jewish secondary schools in and around London, in order to support educational planning.


Renew our days as of old: Will we go back to Jewish activities and events?
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd, Carli Lessof and David Graham
Date: 22 September 2020

JPR’s COVID-19 survey examines the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Jews across the UK. In the first of a series of short papers examining the findings, this report looks at how comfortable Jews feel about returning to in-person Jewish activities and events.


Sacralization by stealth
Author(s): Eric Kaufmann
Date: 02 July 2007

A detailed analysis of the political implications of differences in growth rates between secular and religious populations in Western Europe. It discusses how demographic factors can lead to a reversal of the secularisation process and to growing religiosity in society.


Searching for community: A portrait of undergraduate Jewish students in five UK cities
Author(s): Jonathan Boyd
Date: 07 December 2016

A qualitative study, based on research conducted with undergraduate Jewish students in the UK, looking at how they understand their Jewish identity, their experiences of being a Jew on campus, and the types of activities that most engage them.


Secular or religious? The outlook of London's Jews
Author(s): David Graham
Date: 22 July 2003

This study is based on a single question in JPR’s 2002 survey of the Jewish community of London and the South East,  in which nearly 3,000 respondents were asked to choose between four options: Religious, Somewhat Religious, Somewhat Secular and Secular.


Social and political attitudes of British Jews
Author(s): Stephen Miller, Marlena Schmool and Antony Lerman
Date: 23 July 1996

The survey focuses on the interface between Jewish identity and the social and political attitudes of Jews and aims to produce a profile of the community.


Social research on European Jewish populations - The state of the field
Author(s): Keith Kahn-Harris
Date: 04 December 2020

This report analyses the holdings of JPR's European Jewish Research Archive (EJRA), highlighting limitations and strengths in research coverage. It concludes with suggestions on developing research on European Jewish populations.