In fact, most American Jews don’t really vote as Jews at all. On many issues, in fact, they’re indistinguishable from atheists. They vote as secularists. The same red-blue divide that cuts through the rest of America cuts through Jewish America too. The difference is that in the rest of America, the divide is roughly 50-50. Among Jews, secularism wins by a landslide. Jews aren’t that far left on economics, but on the issues where secular and traditionalist Americans clash—abortion, church and state, gay rights—their secularism pushes them into the Democrats’ arms.
One group of American Jews is embracing the GOP, and not surprisingly, it’s the most religious subset: the Orthodox. In the last two presidential elections, while roughly three quarters of American Jews have voted Democratic, about three quarters of the Orthodox have voted Republican. Orthodox Jews are more likely than other Jews to vote on Israel, they’re more likely than other Jews to lean right on Israel, and, as religious traditionalists themselves, they have some sympathy for the GOP’s stance in the culture war.
The bad news for the GOP is that the Orthodox constitute only 10 percent of the American Jewish population. The good news: given their higher birthrate and lower rate of intermarriage, that percentage could double in a generation.
А в конце там чудные графики: сколько каких американцев верят в Бога и соблюдают религиозные ритуалы.