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What do Jews in the UK think about climate change, and how do their views compare with the rest of the population of the UK on this issue? What role does one’s Jewish identity play in attitudes towards climate change? As world leaders gather in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change COP26 Summit, a new report from JPR – the Institute for Jewish Policy Research – details for the first time where UK Jewish people stand on climate change and examines the links between their attitudes on this topic and factors such as their age, sex, education and religiosity.
“Climate change is the great global challenge of our time, and the Jewish community needs to play its part in addressing that challenge”, says JPR’s Executive Director Dr Jonathan Boyd. “Our data are designed to help community leaders understand what Jewish people across the UK think on this issue, provide a benchmark against which to measure changes in attitudes over time, and help inform discussion about what community organisations can and should do.”
Some key findings include:
The data on the attitudes of UK Jews are drawn from JPR’s UK Jewish research panel and were collected in July and August 2021. The panel is designed to explore the attitudes and experiences of Jews in the UK on a variety of issues. The sample size is 4,152 for UK residents aged 16 who self-identify as being Jewish. The data were weighted for age, sex and Jewish identity and are representative of the self-identifying Jewish population of the UK. Details of the methodology used in our previous wave of this survey can be found here; participants who gave permission to be contacted again were invited to take part in the summer 2021 survey and some new participants joined the panel.
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