The 2017 Nishma Research Profile of American Modern Orthodox Jews - This in-depth study is based upon the broadest survey ever conducted among this segment of the Jewish population. The survey received nearly 4,000 responses across the U.S., and explored religious beliefs and practices, how people see Orthodoxy as a way of life and as a part of their life, views relating to all aspects of shul, Jewish study, the role and status of women, children’s education, sexuality, Israel connection and advocacy, the community's successes, opportunities and biggest challenges. The report and much additional information are available in the Downloadable Files section below. Please check back from time to time, as we will be adding related media articles and coverage. In addition, you may CLICK HERE to access study information at the Berman Jewish DataBank, the world’s largest repository of Jewish Research.

Verbatim Responses – The Downloadable Files section also contains verbatim responses. These verbatim responses – whether they are positive, negative, neutral, or simply factual – are being presented in order to provide you with a much deeper understanding of what Modern Orthodox Jews are thinking, beyond the statistics.

The 2016 Survey of Those Who Have Left the Orthodox Community ("OTD Study") – This study covered the Yeshivish, Chasidic, Chabad and Modern Orthodox communities, and is available below.

We would love to receive your suggestions for other Jewish community-related topics to explore in the future.

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