Jewish Women in U.S. Are More Opposed to Intermarriage Than Non-jewish

Jewish women in the United States are much more strongly opposed to mixed marriages than are Protestant and Catholic Women, the Saturday Evening Post reported today in its current issue.

The report was based on a sampling study by Dr. George Gallup, head of the Gallup Poll, and Evan Hill, of 2,300 women, 1,800 wives and 500 single women. One of the questions put to the respondents is: “Would it make much difference to you if a daughter of yours wished to marry a man of a different religion?”

The answers indicated that 74 percent of the Jewish women said they opposed such marriages, compared with 54 percent of Catholic women and 45 percent of Protestant women. The report added that few of the women protested such marriages on grounds of religious conviction. “More than half of those who disapproved are quite pragmatic in their reasons,” the report noted, adding that they believed that such marriages “often do not work.”

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