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JStreet Poll: American Jews Aren't Buying Iran Threat As Issue

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American Jews of all persuasions do not care about Iran. That's the finding of a poll commissioned by pro-peace, pro-Israel PAC JStreet.
The poll, one of the first of its kind, asked Jewish voters a series of questions on the elections, politics and other issues.
Here's the question and the responses:
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Q.9 Below is a list of issues facing our country today. Please mark which TWO of these issues are the most important for you in deciding your vote for Congress in November.
The economy ....................................... 62
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Health care........................................... 31
The deficit and government spending ........ 18
Social Security and Medicare ................... 16
Taxes................................................... 14
Terrorism and national security.................. 13
Education.............................................. 12
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Israel..................................................... 7
The environment...................................... 7
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan................ 6
Illegal immigration .................................... 6
Energy.................................................... 4
Iran....................................................... 0
Separation between religion and state........-
(Other) .................................................. 2
(None of these) ....................................... 1
(Don't know/refused) ................................ 0
When asked to comment on the lack of American Jews' interest in Iran, the response was that they care about domestic issues-- the economy, health care, the like.
They found that the issue of Iran was near the bottom for all denominations of Jews-- Orthodox, Conservative, reform, non-affiliated. The crosstabs show that only zero to one percent found Iran to be a top issue.
Even the issue of Israel was only considered among the top two issues for less than 10 % of respondents. But among those, Jewish women were almost four times as likely to rank it of high importance.
These findings are interesting considering that AIPAC and most US members of congress raise the threat of Iran as an issue that they seem to feel is of utmost importance to American Jews.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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