A major Jewish communal survey has been launched this week to gather data about the impact of COVID-19. Conducted by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), the survey will gather the thoughts and experiences of Jews living in the UK who are aged 16 and over. If that applies to you, we would like to invite you to complete the survey.
Rabbi Charley Baginsky writes: “It is really important that the research carried out by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) represents the Jewish community in all its diversity. Currently they are developing, what I am sure will be, an important survey from about how Jews in the UK have been affected by COVID-19. Please take part and promote and encourage others to do so also. It will allow us to begin finding out more about how the pandemic has affected all of us.”
More information from JPR:
This research will gather valuable insights into how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Jews in terms of their health, employment, social relationships and Jewish lives. This will allow us all to understand better the overall impact the virus has had, and provide Jewish charities and organisations working across the community with the information they need to help them respond effectively to the crisis. All data will be held securely and will only be used for research purposes. Personal data will never be shared with third parties. Your individual answers will be treated in the strictest confidence and no individuals will be able to be identified in the results.
The survey also offers everyone who participates an opportunity to join JPR’s research panel – a new research initiative designed to gather information over time about Jewish opinion on a wide range of issues, from social care and welfare to Israel and antisemitism. So whilst the survey we are inviting you to take part in today focuses on COVID-19, you will also be asked if you would like to participate in JPR’s future research programme to share your views on a number of other issues that matter to all of us. Joining the panel means that we will invite you to take part in up to four short surveys each year, all optional, so we hope you will choose to join us.
Your views and experiences matter, and we are very eager to ensure that as many people as possible take part.