The 2002 Jacksonville Jewish Community Study

Sponsor(s): Jewish Federation of Jacksonville

Principal Investigator(s): Ira M. Sheskin

Study Dates: October 6 to October 14, 2002

Population Estimates: 12,900 Jewish persons live in 6,700 Jewish households in the Jacksonville area; another 3,300 non-Jewish persons live in these Jewish households for a total of 16,200 people.

In addition, another 100 Jewish persons live in institutions without direct telephone access, while another 100 Jewish students live in local college dormitories.

Key Findings: Jewish households represent just over 1% of all people living in the Jacksonville area.

Main Report chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Survey Methodology
  • Chapter 3: Size of the Jewish Population
  • Chapter 4: Geographic Profile
  • Chapter 5: Demographic Profile
  • Chapter 6: Religious Profile
  • Chapter 7: Membership Profile
  • Chapter 8: Jewish Education
  • Chapter 9: Jewish Agencies
  • Chapter 10: Social Service Needs
  • Chapter 11: Israel
  • Chapter 12: Anti-Semitism
  • Chapter 13: Jewish Newspaper
  • Chapter 14: Philanthropic Profile┬ľBehavior
  • Chapter 15: Philanthropic Profile┬ľAttitudes
Sample: Adult Jewish Households in Duvall, Nassau, St. John and Clay Counties, FL

Sample Size: 601.

Sample Notes: Definition of Jewish household: A Jewish household was defined as one that contained someone who was born, raised, or is currently Jewish.

Three sampling frames were used: random digit dialing (RDD), Distinctive Jewish Names (DJN) from the telephone book, and a list of members from the Jacksonville Jewish Federation (JJF).

  • In all, 209 cases came from the RDD frame, 226 cases from the DJN frame, and 166 from the Jewish Federation list. In data file, variable is "source."

  • Data are weighted ("wf" in data file) to adjust for multiple phone lines in contacted households, geographic bias caused by financial constraints on the areas to be included, and to adjust the DJN and List interviews to resemble the RDD interviews.

  • Using "wf" weight in data file, the N used for analysis is 567: RDD 175, DJN 225, List 167.

  • Weights are not extrapolated to estimated numbers.

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    Survey Reports

    » Main Report
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    » Summary Report
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    Slide Sets

    » Slide Set B
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    » Slide Set A
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    Documentation, Questionnaires and Frequencies

    » Questionnaire
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    Data Files and Data Definitions

    » Zipped SPSS Data File & Syntax
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    Publicity Material

    » Survey Starting: Article
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    » Survey Postcard
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