June 20, 2008
A new study has identified the growing number of young singles as the “swing vote” of American Jewry, writes Shmuel Rosner.
The research found that in 1990, just 33 per cent of non-Orthodox Jews aged 25-39 were single. By 2000-01, the number had grown to 50 per cent.
Steven Cohen, a sociologist studying American Jewry, and Ari Kelman, an assistant professor of American studies at the University of California at Davis, called this group of Jewish singles the new “swing vote” of American Judaism.