gearSurvey Results

More than 2,000 people responded to the “Your Answers Matter” survey disseminated to Jewish households throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. The results can be accessed below. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A STATISTICAL REPRESENTATION OF JEWISH PITTSBURGH. Due to the nature of the dissemination, the survey skews largely toward affiliated Jews; those surveyed were not part of a random sample, and we therefore cannot compare these results to the 2002 Jewish Community Study. Nor can we draw conclusions about the entirety of the Jewish community in Pittsburgh. However, this survey does allow us to learn more about the affiliated Jewish community and the tendencies its members exhibit.

  • Born in Pittsburgh

    How long have you lived in Pittsburgh


    how many people live in your house

    current marital status

    are you jewish

    spouses religion

    Are your children being raised…?

    Jewish Half Jewish No religion In another religion Undecided
    Oldest Child 93% 4% 1% 1% 1%
    Second Child 93% 4% 1% 1% 1%
    Third Child 95% 2% 2% 1% 0%


    where do your kids go to school

    percentage of children who go to

  • Denomination

    Dues to a synagogue

    shabbat candles

    Is your home kosher

    Attend religious services


    Very Somewhat Not Very Not at all
    How important is being Jewish for you? 84% 14% 2% 0%
    How important to you is being connected to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh? 58% 34% 6% 1%
    To what extent do you feel like you are connected to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh? 44% 36% 16% 5%


    A lot Some Only a little Not at all
    Is Squirrel Hill the focus of your (your family’s) Jewish life in Pittsburgh, for things like shopping, for religious services, the JCC, Jewish social life…? 49% 21% 17% 13%

    jewish study

    how many friends are jewish

    Cost Prevention

  • Jewish Chronicle

    Cultural Event or Museum

  • Have you been to israel

    emotionally attached to israel

  • contribute to charity jewish

    Contribute to charity not jewish

    Volunteer jewish

    volunteer not jewish

  • In the past 12 months, did you (or anyone else in your household) need assistance or help from an organization or a social services agency for…?

    An adult in your household who has a developmental, emotional or physical disability 5%
    A child who has a physical, developmental or learning disability or other special need 5%
    Help with housing, food or financial assistance 7%
    Someone in the household who needed help in finding a job or choosing an occupation 8%
    An elderly relative, even if that relative does not live with you or in Pittsburgh 16%

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  • Financial Dollar

    Financial Statement