In 2008, Gen08, the first comprehensive national survey of Australia’s Jewish population was undertaken. The survey was completed by over 6,200 participants in Australia and New Zealand – a record for surveys undertaken in the Diaspora.
The Gen17 survey, launched in February 2017, replicated the 2008 study, to measure the extent of change that has occurred within the Jewish population.The Gen17 survey was designed to collect information on individual experiences, needs and emerging issues and expectations. The survey explored a broad range of attitudes and experiences, including: education, identity, Jewish continuity, ageing, affordability of Jewish life, anti-Semitism, immigration, disability, welfare, philanthropy, community governance and Israel.
The results of this survey will help provide vital information to enable informed decision making and better allocation of funds for service provision.
It will provide an informed understanding of change that is occurring in the outlook and priorities of Jewish Australians.
The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University, in partnership with JCA, the Jewish Communal Appeal Sydney, lead this Australia-wide project. Communities across Australia co-operated on this second comprehensive national survey.
In addition to the series of reports that will be published, individual organisations can request tailored reports, to provide detailed data to assist their planning.
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