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Nishma Research conducts broad communal studies in the Orthodox Jewish world. All are available free and many are discussed on The Orthonomics Podcast. Click the "Social Research" link above to access these reports and related materials.

•  Starting a Conversation: A Pioneering Survey of Those Who Have Left the Orthodox Community – Why people leave Orthodoxy, the nature of their journeys, practices, beliefs, identity, community and relationships – across Chasidic, Yeshivish and Modern Orthodox segments.

•  The Nishma Research Profile of American Modern Orthodox Jews – Religious beliefs and practices, Orthodox observance as a part of life, shul life, Jewish study, women’s roles, children’s education, sexuality, Israel connection and advocacy, overall successes, opportunities and challenges.

•  The Successes, Challenges, and Future of American Modern Orthodoxy – Exploration of internal and external challenges unique to Modern Orthodoxy, including issues of dissension and the impact, both positive and negative, of Modern Orthodoxy's interactions with secular society.

•  The Journeys and Experiences of Baalei Teshuvah – Reasons why people become observant, challenges and joys, the nature of their continuing journey, how they are different or similar to the "frum from birth" and what baalei teshuvah want the rest of their community to know about them.

•  Political Views of the Orthodox Community – Two communaal studies that explore political differences across American Jewry and across Orthodoxy; and analyze similarities and differences in voters' priorities.

•  Three COVID-Related Studies – Health, emotional, financial & religious impacts, including attitudes relating to vaccines.

•  RECENTLY RELEASED! The Finances of Orthodoxy – The cost of a frum life, financial as well as attitudinal, among Modern Orthodox and Haredi Jews.

•  RECENTLY RELEASED! Orthodox Jewish Singles and Community, Connection, Understanding – Overall communal connections, with a focus on the lives of Orthodox Jewish single individuals; dating, goals, attitudes.

•  NEWLY RELEASED! Perceptions and Experiences of Antisemitism Among American Orthodox Jews – An exploration of views on antisemitism across Modern Orthodox, Yeshivish and Chasidic sectors, including the most insulated, Yiddish-speaking group.

In addition, Nishma Research offers:

•  Shul Survey – An easy, professional and inexpensive way for shuls to survey all of their members across a wide range of issues. Click the "Shul Survey" link above for information.

•  Organizational Research – Qualitative and quantitative research for Jewish organizations. Click the "Contact Us" link above for a free consultation, to help you do long-range planning, grow and retain membership, improve satisfaction, etc.