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Study: Intermarriage rising -intermarried American Jews soon may outnumber purely Jewish households
Posted on 04/23/2003 2:14:50 AM PDT by chance33_98
Study: Intermarriage still rising
Homes of intermarried American Jews soon will outnumber purely Jewish households if high intermarriage rates keep pace, a new report suggests. A study out this week by the New York-based Jewish Outreach Institute says that intermarriages have climbed above 33 percent since the mid-1960s, meaning that the ratio of intermarried households to Jewish households is rising.
With intermarriage estimates since 1990 ranging between 40 percent and 52 percent, the report says, the ratio of intermarried homes to in-married homes runs between 4:3 and 2:1. The institute, which promotes outreach to unaffiliated and intermarried Jews, says there is hope for Jewish survival because an estimated 30 percent of interfaith families raise their children as Jews, an amount that the institute believes could be increased to 50 percent.
KEYWORDS: americanjews; intermarriage
I think those are highly optimistic numbers. If a liberal Jew marries a liberal Christian odds are good the kids will be raised as good liberals.
posted on 04/23/2003 2:17:17 AM PDT
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This Jew married a Protestant, and while the kids are being raised Presbyterian, they are emphatically being raised politically conservative.
As my son says....Gotta be careful not to pollute the gene pool................
posted on 04/23/2003 7:58:34 AM PDT
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