Troy also looked at what he describes as “the disproportionate frenzy surrounding the Jewish vote,” when bearing in mind that Jews comprise just 2 percent of the US electorate.
The reason for such intense scrutiny is the outsize contributions of Jewish donors to US political campaigns, with Jewish donors contributing a whopping 50% of funds received by the Democratic Party and 25% to the Republican Party, Troy says.
He also says the “megaphone effect” of the US’s Electoral College election system is particularly pronounced in some key swing states with large Jewish populations, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
As for this election, Troy estimates that the Jewish vote will follow patterns seen in recent presidential elections, with approximately 70% of Jews voting for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and the remainder voting for Republican candidate Donald Trump.Source
Another recent study cast interesting light on the self-identification of American Jews.
The study also looked at American Jews’ party identification, finding that 54 percent of American Jews identify as Democrats, while 14 percent identify as Republicans.
...The study also finds perhaps surprising diversity among the younger Jews, with 30 percent identifying as non-white. That’s more than double the figure for Generation X, those born from the early 1960s to mid-1970s.
The information is relevant at the local level, where most Jewish community surveys do not include the racial breakdown, said Parmer, who noted the diversity in two New York City boroughs: Nearly 12 percent of Manhattan’s Jews identify as non-white, while in the Bronx, the figure swells to nearly 30 percent. He said this has implications for the political issues they care about, like social justice and racial inequality.
...More than 1 in 10 Jewish adults identify as a person of color.The "Judaism as a religion" myth is also refuted. Millions identify as Jews but not by religion.
Overall, the study estimates that 4.2 million adults identify as Jewish “by religion.” Adding Jewish adults who identify in some other way plus an estimate for the number of Jewish children results in an overall population estimate of 7.16 million.Source