• Jewish Identity and Religious Commitments in the American Midwest: Results of a Limited Study on Interfaith Upbringing

    Author(s):
    Zachary B. Smith (see profile) , Ashley Young
    Date:
    2018
    Subject(s):
    Christian, Christianity, Interfaith studies, Jewish-Christian relations, Judaism, Religion
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    interfaith, Jewish
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6G44HQ3F
    Abstract:
    Previous research on continued religiosity in children of Jewish-Christian parents has provided mixed results. Most research indicates decreased religiosity, while recent research suggests a reverse of that trend among millennials. Through anecdotal evidence, we surmised that Jews raised in the Midwest by interfaith parents did not leave religion at the same rates as they do in other parts of the country. This paper reports the results of that research, suggesting that there is comparatively decreased religiosity among Jews raised in the Midwest by interfaith parents. While our conclusions are tentative because of a low response, we explore five case studies that help contextualize the competing trend lines from other research by outlining individual response sets.
    Notes:
    Supplement titled Religion and Globalization. Edited by Ronald A. Simkins and Zachary B. Smith. URL: http://moses.creighton.edu/JRS/toc/SS16.html
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