Pew

Definitions

  • Shorthand reference to “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” a comprehensive survey, released in October 2013 by the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project. Upon its release, the survey's findings on population, Jewish identity, and interfaith marriage seemed likely to play a central role in determining priorities for myriad Jewish institutions.

Example Sentences

  • "And who, by the way, are the one percent of 'Ultra-Orthodox' Jews who say that they have Christmas trees in their homes according to Pew?" -- Don Seeman
  • "Among non-Orthodox Jews, Pew says the rate rises to 69%...." -- JUF News

Languages of Origin

English

Etymology

In 1996, The Pew Charitable Trusts, named for Sun Oil Company founder Joseph Newton Pew, became the sponsor of a think tank it renamed the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Who Uses This

Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
Journalists
Demographers

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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