April 3, 2012

ETHNIC, NOT RELIGIOUS:

Why Are American Jews So Liberal?: Enduring Political Message of the Passover Seder (Jay Michaelson, April 03, 2012, Forward)

Why are Jews so liberal?

Every few years, the question gets asked, often with the unspoken follow-up "... and what can we do to change that?" This year, Republican super PACs are drooling with anticipation. If you think the attacks on Mitt Romney by Sheldon Adelson -- I mean Gingrich -- I mean a Super-PAC that theoretically doesn't co-ordinate with Gingrich -- were mean, just wait until the general election. Israel! The war on religion! The Ground Zero mosque! Anything to wake up the Jews and get them to vote Republican.

Religiosity is the single best predictor of party affiliation and Jews aren't religious.  If you want them to vote like Republicans you'd have to convert them to, at least, Judaism, if not Christianity.


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