Launch of the Jewish Survey Question Bank

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Berman Jewish Policy Archive and North American Jewish Data Bank launched the Jewish Survey Question Bank (JSBQ), a compilation of more than 15,000 Jewish social research survey questions and response options, covering studies on Jewish population, public opinion, program evaluations, and much more.  The JSQB is designed to improve future Jewish social research and help academics, leaders of Jewish organizations, and Jewish educators craft their own surveys, enabling them to do their jobs more effectively.

Dr. Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner, is featured in the introductory video about the Jewish Survey Question Bank.


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