|Source: Pew Research Center|
Israel, the world’s only Jewish-majority country, is a subject of special concern to many Jews in the United States. Caring about Israel is “essential” to what being Jewish means to 45% of U.S. Jewish adults, and an additional 37% say it is “important, but not essential,” according to a new Fact Tank Post based on a recent Pew Research Center survey. At the same time, the survey found that Jewish Americans – much like the U.S. public overall – hold widely differing views on Israel and its political leadership.
(The survey was fielded from Nov. 19, 2019, to June 3, 2020 – well before the latest surge of violence in the region.)