Welcome to Pew Research Center. You have been selected to participate in an important national survey we are conducting on the views and experiences of Jews and people in the U.S. with a Jewish background.

Pew Research Center has conducted surveys about many different topics among many groups in American society, including Catholics, Muslims, Hispanics and Asian Americans. This is the second time Pew Research Center has conducted a survey of American Jews. The results of our first study of American Jews are freely available. This survey features an advisory board of leaders from across the expert community on American Jewry, including scholars, religious leaders and survey researchers.

This survey is being conducted online with partners at Westat, one of the nation’s largest and most trusted survey interviewing organizations. To complete the survey, please go to www.PewResearchStudy.com and enter the password provided in your letter or postcard.

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ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How were you selected?

You were selected at random through a scientific process designed to accurately sample the national population. Your invitation to participate is nontransferable, so it’s very important to us that you take the survey.

What do I have to do to participate?

Go to www.PewResearchStudy.com and enter the password provided in your letter or postcard. If you received a paper survey, you can fill that out and return it in the prepaid envelope instead.

What is the study about?

This survey includes questions about the views and experiences of Jews and people in the U.S. with a Jewish background. This is the second time Pew Research Center has conducted a survey among American Jews. Our first report described American Jews’ beliefs and practices, demographic characteristics, connections with and views toward Israel, and social and political views. We also have published several other research papers using these data, including a report comparing Orthodox Jews to other Jewish adults in the United States, and a short article that explores the effect of intermarriage.

Why should I participate in the survey?

Participation is very important to make sure that all viewpoints and people of all backgrounds are represented. Because you were selected through a scientific process, completing the survey will help make sure that it represents the views of people like you.

How will this research be used?

The overall results of the survey will be summarized on the Pew Research Center website at www.pewresearch.org. To protect your privacy, your answers will be anonymized and used only for research purposes. You will never be identified in the reports about the survey’s results.

Who is sponsoring the study?

The study is being done for Pew Research Center, a nonprofit organization. Pew Research Center conducts public opinion polling and other data-driven social science. Our goal is to inform the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We do not take policy positions and are not affiliated with any political party or the federal government.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

For more information, please email us at study@pewresearch.org or call us toll-free at 855-627-3872.


Pew Research Center is a member of the Transparency Initiative of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), an effort by a national association of researchers to ensure that polling results are presented accurately and fully, and that they comply with best practices for disclosure of data and methods while also preserving the anonymity of respondents.