Examining Jewish Millennial Identity
Barna has spent years studying how Millennial spirituality is changing in the United States, pointing to dramatic shifts in worldview and toward secularization. Some of the trends we’ve observed hold true broadly across religions and age groups in the U.S—and, in the case of this study, for Millennial Jews.
This innovative report probes complex questions, such as: In what ways have intermarriage and multiculturalism shaped modern Jewish identity? How do young Jews in the U.S. embrace or deviate from the traits associated with American Millennials in general? What is their relationship to the religious and cultural legacy of the Jewish community? How significant are heritage and customs for a generation that so values individualism and spiritual fluidity?
At the end of the day, Jewish Millennials in the U.S.—even more so than their elders—say they consider their Jewish identity to be very important to them. This report offers a detailed look at how they are defining, experiencing and engaging that identity in the rapidly changing context of the twenty-first century, featuring:
We present Jewish Millennials with the goal of exploring the mindsets of Millennial Jews and deepening our collective understanding of the future of religion in America.
Full color with infographics. 112 pages.
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