Pew Survey of U.S. Jews 2013 - Respondent Component

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The Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews 2013, is a comprehensive national survey of the Jewish population. The survey explores attitudes, beliefs, practices and experiences of Jews living in the United States. There are two datasets, a respondent dataset (where there is one row per respondent) and a household dataset (where there is one row per person in the sampled households). The respondent dataset includes all of the information collected as part of the survey. The household dataset is a reshaped version of the respondent dataset that includes a limited number of variables describing the demographic characteristics and Jewish status of all of the people in the surveyed households.

Data File
Cases: 35,929
Variables: 778
Weight Variable: WEIGHT and HHWEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: 2013
Original Survey (Instrument)
Survey of US Jews 2013, Background and Codebook
Funded By
Produced by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life with support from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Neubauer Family Foundation.
Collection Procedures
Interviews were conducted by telephone (landlines and cellphones) between Feb. 20 and June 13, 2013, by the research firm Abt SRBI. Interviews were conducted in English and Russian.
Sampling Procedures
Estimates of the Jewish share of county’s population were used to divide the country into eight geographic units, or strata. High-density Jewish areas were oversampled while areas where Jews are less concentrated were undersampled. The data are statistically adjusted (weights included for analysis) to ensure that Jews from various parts of the country are represented in their proper proportions.

The complete sampling procedure is available in the Survey of U.S. Jews 2013, Background and Codebook, available for download under the Original Survey section.
Principal Investigators
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
Related Publications
The Pew Research Center, Religion & Public Life Report: A Portrait of Jewish Americans, Oct. 1, 2013

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