Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

With climate bill passed, Democrats deliver on top policy concern for American Jews

(JTA) — The passage of a milestone climate bill in Congress on Friday means major progress on a policy issue that American Jews rank above all others in recent surveys of voter priorities.

While climate change is not often pegged as a Jewish issue, a set of poll results suggest concern about it is nearly a consensus in the community.

Already eight years ago, a survey from the nonpartisan group Public Religion Research Institute found that a far larger percentage of American Jews believed that climate change was a concern than Americans as a whole do. At the time, an estimated 8 in 10 American...

 

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