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Jewish Party ID: More Democrats, more Republicans

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July 18, 2016

Since the last update of the Jewish Party ID tracker we did not do much.

Three sets of data were added, from AJC, PEW, and Gallup. And we also added a trend line to the graph below.

Why a trend line? To show you something that might evade the eye, since it’s very slow and gradual, yet consistent. The percentage of Democratic Jews is climbing, as is the percentage of Republican Jews. The only trend line that is moving downwards is the one of Independents.

Is this surprising? Not really. America is becoming more polarized, and Jews are also becoming more polarized. The trend line is hardly consistent in its ups and downs, and in fact, three years ago we saw an uptick in the number of Jewish Independents. Still, a gradual, slow, polarization seems to be happening. Another one of the many themes that could make Jewish unity and dialogue more complicated.

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