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This member profile of the Jewish Congregations was created using data from the 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, collected by Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

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Demographics

Percent female
46.1%
Percent that are currently married
60.2%
Percent that have a B.A., B.S. or other 4-year college degree
65.9%
Percent with a family income of less than $40,000 a year
12.7%
Percent that are white
95.4%
Percent of Hispanic origin or descent
2.4%
Percent that live in a rural area
2.6%
Percent that live in the South
26.9%
Percent with one or more parents born outside the U.S.
25.3%
Percent born in another country
7%

Moral Attitudes

Percent who think that abortion should be illegal in all cases.
2%
Percent that think that "homosexuality" is a way of life that should be discouraged by society.
8.1%
Percent that "mostly agree" or "completely agree" that there are "clear and absolute standards for what is right and wrong"
59.1%
Percent who think the government should do more to protect morality in society.
16.6%
Percent that "mostly agree" or "completely agree" that their values are threatened by Hollywood and the entertainment industry
20.3%

Other Beliefs and Attitudes

Percent satisfied with personal life.
89.5%
Percent that "mostly agree" or "completely agree" that "evolution is the best explanation for the origins of human life on earth"
85.6%

Political Attitudes

Percent that think that churches and other houses of worship should keep out of political matters
68.7%
Percent that think the best way to ensure peace is through military strength.
17.4%
Percent that think the government should do more to help needy Americans.
70.4%
Percent that think that stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs.
13.7%
Percent that prefer a smaller government providing fewer services.
37.7%
Percent registered to vote
91.6%
Percent Republican
9.9%
Percent that describe themselves as conservative or very conservative
11.6%
Percent that voted for Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election
68.8%

Religious Beliefs

Percent that view God as an impersonal force
66.2%
Percent that believe in God or a universal spirit
81.7%
Percent that believe in Hell
14.2%
Percent that believe in Heaven
28.9%
Percent that agree: Angels and demons are active in the world
16%
Percent that believe in reincarnation
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Percent that believe in life after death
31.3%
Percent that say religion is a very important part of their life
19.3%
Percent that believe that their church or denomination should preserve its traditional beliefs and practices
15.8%
Percent that mostly or complete agree: Religion causes more problems in society than it solves
59.6%
Percent that think there is a natural conflict between "being a devout religious person and living in a modern society"
32.5%
Percent that mostly or completely agree: Miracles still occur today as in ancient times
48.8%
Percent that believe that many religions can lead to eternal life
85.5%

Religious Experiences

Percent that speak or pray in tongues
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Percent that have experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury?
13.1%
Percent that feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and well-being at least once a week
33.8%

Religious Practices

Percent that attend religious services at least once a week
8.1%
Percent that pray at a shrine or religious symbol in their home
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Percent that attend services at a church with 2000 or more members.
9.4%
Percent that pray at least once a day
16.3%
Percent that meditate at least once a week
22%
Percent that pray or read the Scripture with their children
23.3%
Percent that read scripture outside of religious services at last once a week
4.4%
Percent that participate in a choir or other musical program at their place of worship
14.1%
Percent that do community volunteer work through their place of worship
63.1%
Percent that share their faith with "non-believers or people from other religious backgrounds" at least once a week
5.8%
Percent that send their children to Sunday School or another religious education program
46.9%
Percent that home school or send their children to a religious school
9.9%