In 2021 the Pat Brown Institute (PBI) for Public Affairs at Cal State LA released the findings of its most recent poll of Los Angeles County’s Jewish voters.
The Jewish poll is part of a groundbreaking, multiyear PBI project to survey four major racial and ethnic populations in Los Angeles County: the Asian American, Latino, African American, and Jewish communities. The Jewish poll illustrates how Jewish voters civically engage, their political priorities, and what they consider to be the key issues facing Los Angeles.
This report provides an up-to-date view of the social and political geography of Jewish life in Los Angeles County, as revealed by a survey conducted by the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA. PBI’s survey was the first public opinion study of the Los Angeles Jewish community since 1997. That survey, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, was a community study, whereas PBI’s project is a civic and political survey of registered voters. PBI’s 2019 Los Angeles County Jewish Voter Survey was conducted by the public opinion research firm EVITARUS and its Partner and Principal Researcher Shakari Byerly. With 1,812 re- spondents, the survey’s large sample size allows for analysis by age, income, educational attainment, geography, and other key demographic factors.
This survey was designed with input from:
- Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Studies Louchheim School of Judaic Studies at Hebrew Union College Senior Research Fellow at USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture
- Jennifer A. Thompson, Maurice Amado Professor of Applied Jewish Ethics and Civic Engagement Director of the Jewish Studies Program of California State University, Northridge