They’re (Still) Just Not That Into You

Sorry, Evangelicals:

Only one in five Jewish Americans holds favorable views of those aligned with the Christian right, a category that includes most of Israel’s evangelical supporters.


The survey, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and published April 3, asked Jewish respondents to rate the favorability of several religious groups. Mormons received a 47% favorability rating, Muslims 41.4%; the group described as “Christian Right” was viewed in favorable terms by only 20.9% of Jewish Americans. In contrast, the general American population, as shown by other polling data, views evangelicals more favorably than Muslims and Mormons.

Let that sink in for a sec: USians who ID as Jewish heart Mormons and Muslims more than they do right-wing Evangelicals — even (especially?) so-called ‘Christian Zionists‘.

C’mon, people — dance harder.

That’s it. You can almost smell the love.

2 thoughts on “They’re (Still) Just Not That Into You

  1. Perhaps they realize there is nothing altruistic about the C-Zionist’s “love” for Israel. In their worldview before their precious lord and master will float down out of the sky on a white horse with a thousand sidekicks to carry them all away to paradise two thirds of Israel, two thirds of the “Jewish” population, must be destroyed. These people don’t “love” Israel, they want it destroyed.

    I’ve long wondered how the “Jewish” folks felt about that.

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  2. As an American Jew, I think the Mormons have a better favorability rating because Jews simply don’t interact with them as much. That, and we like that we get to be called “Gentiles” for once. On the other hand, with the retroactive baptism bullshit, they’re rapidly diminishing.

    As for the Muslims… wow, I didn’t think the statistic would be that high. That’s saying something when compared to the evangelical right.

    A lot of modern Judaism was defined in the 1960s; much of the music in the Reform movement, for instance, was written by Debbie Friedman and other counter-culture musicians. Combine that with a belief in a strong education and a history of persecution by most groups worldwide, and it’s no wonder why a lot of American Jews (my whole family included) are liberals, or at least moderates.


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