A Survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute based in Washington, D.C. shows most Jewish Americans favor diplomacy for peace over military action.
At least 8-in-10 American Jews say that pursuing justice (84%) and caring for the widow and the orphan (80%) are somewhat or very important values that inform their political beliefs and activity.
More than 7-in-10 also say that tikkun olam - healing the world (72%), and welcoming the stranger (72%) are somewhat or very important values.
A majority (55%) say that seeing every person as made in the image of God is somewhat or very important in informing their political beliefs and activity.[/*][/list]When asked which qualities are most important to their Jewish identity, nearly half (46%) of American Jews cite a commitment to social equality, twice as many as cite support for Israel (20%) or religious observance (17%).
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