US population is mostly conservative while its Jewish part mostly liberal – why then Jews are most-loved religious group?

Let’s review the statements presented in the title that (a) US population is mostly conservative; (b) that the Jewish part of the US population is mostly liberal; and (c) that the Jews are a most-loved religious group in the USA.


Conservatives are in majority in this country as could be seen for example in

In accordance with reputable surveys, the US population consists of about 40% of conservatives, 35% of moderates and 25% of liberals. So in the US population we have about 75% of conservatives and moderates vs. 25% of liberals. However somehow this is not reflected in the results of presidential and congressional elections which show about 50-50 split between Republicans who are considered Conservatives and Moderates and Democrats who are considered mostly Liberals. This contradiction could be explained if we remember what chiefly distinguishes Conservatives from Liberals.

Conservatives are trying to limit the federal government – they don’t believe it is positively affecting their lives – they are trying to stay away from the government – and therefore many of them don’t vote in presidential and congressional elections.

Liberals are trying to expand the federal government – they believe it is positively affecting their lives – and therefore most of them vote in presidential and congressional elections.

Hopefully Conservatives would soon recognize that their non-voting behavior is increasing the power of government and begin to vote in-mass to reshape the governance of the country along the lines of conservative beliefs.


Although the US population is mostly conservative the Jewish part of the population is mostly liberal as could be seen for example in

This publication states that since 1984 Jewish support for Democratic candidates has been 21-34 points higher than the support from the entire national electorate. A majority of Jewish voters identify themselves as Democrats, and these numbers have proved remarkably stable over time. Why it should not be so and why it is so I have tried to figure out in my post here entitled “The Jewish nation was born as conservative – why now she is mostly liberal?”


Thus the Jews are an ethnical/religious group which behaves differently than the other ethnical/religious groups in the USA, and, in spite of this,US citizens are unabashedly fond of the Jews – fond more than of any other religious group. Indeed the Jews in the USA are the most-loved religious group as could be seen for example in

The Jews are loved more than Catholics and Evangelical Christians who represent the Christian majority. In order to understand why the Jews are the most-loved religious group we have to look at who are among the least-loved religious groups.

Among the least-love religious groups are Atheists (yes, they are religious with human-made gods) and Muslim, and all of them are non-Judeo-Christian.

That means that the majority of US citizens still believe the spiritual foundation of our country is a Judeo-Christian one as was at the very beginning and confirmed in US Constitution and Declaration of Independence. And if that is true, the Jews are the mostly-loved in this country since they are considered the “founding fathers” of the Judeo-Christian universe. The Jews have to cherish this status of most-loved religious group in the USA and do their best to strengthen this status by engaging in spiritual dialogue with various Christian denominations.

Unfortunately that is not true in most European countries – those countries have lost or are losing their true Judeo-Christian foundation – and that is at the root of anti-Semitism there.

About the Author
Vladimir Minkov graduated from the Naval Engineering Academy in the former Soviet Union, served in the Soviet Navy and there received his Ph.D. At the end of 1970s he immigrated to America where democracy and the Judeo-Christian spirituality of this country made it possible for him to actively defend both his scientific and spiritual ideas. In the USA he has found the place for his scientific public work in the spiritual realm of One God and Torah.