AJC’s 2017 Survey of American Jewish Opinion, conducted by the research company SSRS, is based on telephone interviews carried out August 10-28 with a national sample of 1,000 Jews over age 18. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.71%.

1. Where would you place yourself on this scale?

  Liberal
Lean Liberal
Moderate, Middle of the Road
Lean Conservative
Conservative
39
15
22
7
15

 

2. In politics today, do you consider yourself....

Republican
Democrat
Independent
Other
15
57
20
8

 

3. In last November’s presidential election, whom did you vote for?

  Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Another candidate
Didn't vote
64
18
8
8

 

4. Is your opinion of the job President Trump is doing favorable or unfavorable?

Favorable
Unfavorable
Not sure
21
77
1

 

5. Is your opinion of the job Vice President Pence is doing favorable or unfavorable?

  Favorable
Unfavorable
Not sure
30
62
7

 

6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling National Security?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
13
14
62
11
1

 

7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling Terrorism?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
18
12
54
15
1

 

8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling U.S.-Russia relations?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
10
13
62
13
2

 

9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling NATO and the Transatlantic Alliance?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
13
12
56
15
3

 

10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling Race Relations?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
11
9
69
8
1

 

11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling Immigration?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
17
6
65
11
1

 

12. Do you approve or disapprove of the Trump Administration’s handling of the Iran nuclear issue?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
11
15
42
26
6

 

13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way President Trump is handling U.S.-Israel relations?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
18
22
31
23
5

 

14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Prime Minister Netanyahu is handling U.S.-Israel relations?

  Approve strongly
Approve somewhat
Disapprove somewhat
Disapprove strongly
Not sure
22
23
23
24
8

 

15. Regarding a possible move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which of the following courses of action do you most support?

  Move the Embassy to Jerusalem immediately
Move the Embassy to Jerusalem at a later date in conjunction with progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
Not move the embassy
Not sure
16
36



44
4

 

16. In the current situation, do you favor or oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state?

Favor
Oppose
Not sure
55
40
4

 

17. Compared to one year ago, do you think prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace have increased, decreased, or stayed the same?

  Increased
Decreased
Stayed the same
Not sure
5
29
65
1

 

18. What role do you think the U.S. should play in solving international problems?

  The leading role
A major role, but not the leading role
A minor role
No role at all
Not sure
24
56
13
5
1

 

19. In your opinion, which foreign nation poses the single greatest danger to the United States?

  China
Iran
North Korea
Russia
Another country
Not sure
10
16
57
22
5
1

 

20. In your opinion, is anti-Semitism currently a problem in the United States?

  Yes, a very serious problem
Yes, somewhat of a problem
No, not much of a problem
No, not a problem at all
Not sure
41
43
12
4
-

 

21. In your opinion, is anti-Semitism currently a problem on the American college campus?

  Yes, a very serious problem
Yes, somewhat of a problem
No, not much of a problem
No, not a problem at all
Not sure
29
40
16
6
8

 

22. In your opinion, is anti-Semitism currently a problem in Europe?

  Yes, a very serious problem
Yes, somewhat of a problem
No, not much of a problem
No, not a problem at all
Not sure
54
32
6
2
6

 

23. In your opinion, is anti-Semitism currently a problem in the Arab World?

  Yes, a very serious problem
Yes, somewhat of a problem
No, not much of a problem
No, not a problem at all
Not sure
78
17
1
1
3

 

24. Do you think of yourself as...

  Orthodox
Conservative
Reconstructionist
Reform
Just Jewish
9
16
2
31
39

 

25. What is your current marital status?

  Unmarried
Married to a born Jew
Married to a convert to Judaism
Married to a non-Jew
47
32
3
17

 

26. How important is being Jewish in your life?

  Very important
Somewhat important
Not too important
Not at all important
47
33
12
7

 

27. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Caring about Israel is a very important part of my being a Jew."

  Agree strongly
Agree somewhat
Disagree somewhat
Disagree strongly
48
24
18
9

 

28. Looking ahead five years, do you think that the ties between American Jews and Israel will be…

  Stronger than today
Weaker than today
About the same as today
Not sure
25
14
59
2

 

29. Have you ever been to Israel?

  No
Yes, once
Yes, more than once
50
24
26

 

30. Do you think the fact that Orthodox Judaism is the only denomination recognized by Israel as an official form of Judaism...

  Strengthens Israel’s ties with American Jews
Weakens Israel’s ties with American Jews
Has no effect on Israel’s ties with American Jews
No opinion
7
56
36
1

 

31. Currently, Jewish weddings and divorces in Israel are legally recognized only if carried out under the authority of the Chief Rabbinate, which is Orthodox. Are you satisfied with this system or should legal recognition also be extended to non-Orthodox weddings and divorces?

  Yes, satisfied with this system
No, legal recognition should also be extended to non-Orthodox weddings and divorces
Not sure
20
76
 
3

 

32. There is a current proposal to require that conversion to Judaism in Israel shall be recognized only if carried out under the authority of the Chief Rabbinate. Do you approve or disapprove of the idea?

  Approve
Disapprove
Not sure
26
68
5

 

33. Currently, prayer services at the Western Wall in Jerusalem —a site holy to Jews—are conducted according to Orthodox tradition, with men and women separated by a barrier. Do you support or oppose a mixed-gender prayer area at Robinson's Arch, adjacent to the Western Wall?

  Support
Oppose
Not sure
73
24
3

 

 

 

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