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Polls
 

Should the Senate confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense?

 

Results

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    No \ 0.82%
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    Yes \ 99.18%
 

Did you go out for New Year’s Eve?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes and no, I went to dinner and was home before midnight. \ 0%
  •  
    No, I stayed home. \ 1.08%
  •  
    Yes, I went to party. \ 98.92%
 

What do you feel about Women of the Wall?

 

Results

  •  
    I could take them or leave them \ 0%
  •  
    I loathe them \ 5.71%
  •  
    I love them \ 94.29%
 

Do you think Jonathan Pollard will ever be pardoned or paroled?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 6.77%
  •  
    Yes \ 93.23%
 

Do you celebrate New Year’s Eve?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 8.7%
  •  
    Yes \ 91.3%
 

Would you like to visit outer space?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 6.98%
  •  
    Yes \ 93.02%
 

Do you celebrate every night of Chanukah with gifts?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 41.18%
  •  
    Yes \ 58.82%
 

What are you most thankful for this week?

 

Results

  •  
    Iron Dome \ 18.18%
  •  
    electricity \ 36.36%
  •  
    family and friends \ 45.45%
 

Should Bergen County repeal its blue laws?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 0%
  •  
    Yes \ 100%
 

Is Israel the most important issue for you in the presidential election?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 22.22%
  •  
    Yes \ 77.78%
 

Do you wish your rabbi would run for Congress?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes, I admire his/her politics \ 0%
  •  
    Yes, I want him/her out of town \ 0%
  •  
    No, he/she would make a better president \ 25%
  •  
    No, I like his/her sermons \ 75%
 

Now that the holidays are over, will you go back on your diet?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 16.67%
  •  
    I'll try \ 16.67%
  •  
    Yes \ 66.67%
 

Do you plan on attending the candidate forums sponsored by the JCRC and the Jewish Standard?

 

Results

  •  
    Maybe \ 0%
  •  
    No \ 20%
  •  
    Yes \ 80%
 

Which is your favorite of the four species?

 

Results

  •  
    Lulav (palm) \ 0%
  •  
    Hadasim (myrtle) \ 0%
  •  
    Aravot (willow) \ 42.86%
  •  
    Etrog (citron) \ 57.14%
 

Will you shlug kapores?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes, with a chicken \ 0%
  •  
    Yes, with money \ 28.57%
  •  
    No \ 28.57%
  •  
    I don't know what that even means \ 42.86%
 

Do you do Tashlich?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 11.11%
  •  
    Yes \ 88.89%
 

Will you read or reread Isaac Bashevis Singer this year?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 40%
  •  
    No \ 60%
 

Would you consider going to the pre-S’lichot program at a shul other than your own?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 83.33%
  •  
    Maybe next year \ 16.67%
  •  
    No \ 0%
 

Have you ever thought of studying to be a rabbi?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 50%
  •  
    No \ 50%
 

Does Paul Ryan change how likely you are to vote for Mitt Romney?

 

Results

  •  
    no change \ 57.14%
  •  
    more likely \ 28.57%
  •  
    less likely \ 14.29%
 

Do you think you look Jewish?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 10.34%
  •  
    No \ 89.66%
 

Do you support gun control?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 36.63%
  •  
    Yes \ 63.37%
 

Do you plan to observe the Fast of Tishah B’Av?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 35.29%
  •  
    Yes \ 64.71%
 

Have you decided who you will vote for in the Congressional elections?

 

Results

  •  
    I'm no longer sure what my district is. \ 0%
  •  
    Pretty much. \ 16.67%
  •  
    I haven't thought about it. \ 16.67%
  •  
    Yes. \ 66.67%
 

If you were a billionaire, would you spend tens of millions of dollars to sway the election?

 

Results

  •  
    yes \ 44.44%
  •  
    no \ 55.56%
 

Do you plan on watching the Olympics?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes, religiously \ 18.18%
  •  
    Only if nothing else is on \ 18.18%
  •  
    Absolutely not \ 18.18%
  •  
    Occasionally \ 45.45%
 

Should Bergen County elminate its blue laws or should they be expanded to other counties?

 

Results

  •  
    Expand them \ 0%
  •  
    Keep them the way they are \ 30%
  •  
    Eliminate them \ 70%
 

Do evangelicals make you nervous?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 36.36%
  •  
    Yes \ 63.64%
 

Would you send your children to Poland?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
  •  
    Yes \ 37.5%
  •  
    No \ 62.5%
 

Do you know who Nadav Ben Yehuda is?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 12.2%
  •  
    Yes \ 87.8%
 

Do you plan on voting in the coming primary?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 33.33%
  •  
    Yes \ 66.67%
 

Are you planning a Shavuot/Memorial Day barbecue?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 20%
  •  
    No \ 80%
 

Will you stay up late studying on Shavuot?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 60%
  •  
    Yes, until after midnight \ 26.67%
  •  
    Yes, until dawn \ 13.33%
 

Will you celebrate Jerusalem Day?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 44.44%
  •  
    Yes \ 55.56%
 

Have you signed the Munich 11 petition to the IOC?

 

Results

  •  
    No, but I plan to \ 55.56%
  •  
    Yes \ 33.33%
  •  
    I have no plans to \ 11.11%
 

Do you approve of New Jersey’s medical marijuana law?

 

Results

  •  
    No, it is too restrictive \ 50%
  •  
    Yes, it is a good law \ 42.86%
  •  
    No, all marijuana use should be illegal \ 7.14%
 

Are you still eating left-over matzah?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 37.5%
  •  
    Yes \ 62.5%
 

Do you use your shul library?

 

Results

  •  
    My shul doesn't have a library \ 0%
  •  
    I don't have a shul \ 0%
  •  
    No \ 42.86%
  •  
    Yes \ 57.14%
 

How much wine do you drink at the seder?

 

Results

  •  
    3 cups of wine \ 10%
  •  
    2 cups of wine \ 10%
  •  
    1 cup of wine \ 10%
  •  
    None - all grape juice \ 10%
  •  
    4 cups of wine \ 20%
  •  
    More than 4 cups of wine \ 40%
 

Do you prefer reading the haggadah at the seder in Hebrew or in English?

 

Results

  •  
    A mixture of both \ 58.33%
  •  
    English \ 25%
  •  
    Hebrew \ 16.67%
 

Will you use a new haggadah this year?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 42.86%
  •  
    No \ 57.14%
 

Do you wish there was more congregational singing?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 54.55%
  •  
    Don't care \ 27.27%
  •  
    No \ 18.18%
 

Should Israel give diplomacy more time, or attack Iran now?

 

Results

  •  
    No opinion \ 15.38%
  •  
    Attack now \ 38.46%
  •  
    More time \ 46.15%
 

Will you wear a costume for Purim?

 

Results

  •  
    No, but I'll dress up my kids. \ 25%
  •  
    Yes \ 37.5%
  •  
    No \ 37.5%
 

Should ‘Fair Trade’ be seen as a Jewish issue? 

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 55.56%
  •  
    Yes \ 33.33%
  •  
    Maybe \ 11.11%
 

Are you concerned about Iran’s threat to commit terrorism against the United States?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 72.73%
  •  
    No \ 27.27%
  •  
    Let them try! \ 0%
 

Do you plan to watch the Super Bowl?

 

Results

  •  
    Only for the commercials \ 6.25%
  •  
    No \ 43.75%
  •  
    Yes \ 50%
 

Should rabbis have the right to ban books?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 33.33%
  •  
    No \ 66.67%
 

Should South Carolina be holding its primary on Saturday?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 73.33%
  •  
    Yes \ 13.33%
  •  
    I don't care \ 13.33%
 

Do you think the same person or persons is responsible for the 4 synagogue attacks?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 53.33%
  •  
    I don't know \ 26.67%
  •  
    Yes \ 20%
 

Do you think your synagogue is adequately secure?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 80%
  •  
    Yes \ 10%
  •  
    I don't know \ 10%
 

Are you satisfied with your Chanukah gifts?

 

Results

  •  
    They'll do. \ 0%
  •  
    I'm returning them. \ 0%
  •  
    Delighted. \ 37.5%
  •  
    Who gets gifts? \ 62.5%
 

Do you feel like a stranger in a strange land at Christmas time?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 48%
  •  
    Yes \ 40%
  •  
    Not sure \ 12%
 

Do you keep a fire extinguisher on hand when you light the menorah?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 20%
  •  
    No \ 80%
 

Which do you prefer for your chanukiyah?

 

Results

  •  
    Electricity \ 0%
  •  
    Oil \ 19.05%
  •  
    Candles \ 80.95%
 

Should genetic testing be a prerequisite for dating?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 72.73%
  •  
    Yes \ 18.18%
  •  
    I don't know \ 9.09%
 

Will you give a book as a Chanukah present this year?

 

Results

  •  
    Maybe \ 6.67%
  •  
    No \ 20%
  •  
    Yes \ 73.33%
 

Are you going to participate in Buy Israel Week?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 75%
  •  
    No \ 25%
  •  
    Maybe \ 0%
 

Did you participate in Mitzvah Day?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
  •  
    Yes \ 100%
 

Do you or anyone you know text on Shabbat?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 69.23%
  •  
    No \ 23.08%
  •  
    Sometimes \ 7.69%
 

Do you support the goals of the Occupy Wall Street protests?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 69.23%
  •  
    No \ 26.92%
  •  
    I don't know enough \ 3.85%
 

If you were prime minister, would you have approved a 1000 to 1 prisoner swap?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 37.5%
  •  
    No \ 37.5%
  •  
    Not sure \ 25%
 

Should New Jersey provide families with school vouchers?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
  •  
    Yes \ 50%
  •  
    No \ 50%
 

The General Services Administration will decide by November whether to create a National Museum of the Jewish People in Washington, D.C., which will focus on Jewish religion, tradition and culture. Should such a museum be built?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 0%
  •  
    Not at this time \ 7.14%
  •  
    Yes \ 92.86%
 

Do you look forward to hearing the shofar sounded on Rosh Hashanah?

 

Results

  •  
    No. \ 0%
  •  
    Yes. \ 100%
 

Did you participate in a 9/11 observance?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 86.96%
  •  
    No \ 13.04%
 

Do you plan on attending Selichot services?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 72%
  •  
    No \ 28%
  •  
    Not yet decided \ 0%
 

Do you believe that Gov. Perry’s religious views are worrisome?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 70.59%
  •  
    No \ 17.65%
  •  
    Irrelevant \ 11.76%
 

Do you sign online petitions?

 

Results

  •  
    No. \ 20%
  •  
    Depends on the issue. \ 26.67%
  •  
    Yes. \ 53.33%
 

How are you faring in this economy?

 

Results

  •  
    Employed \ 58.62%
  •  
    Underemployed \ 17.24%
  •  
    Unemployed \ 10.34%
  •  
    Living on my savings \ 6.9%
  •  
    Retired \ 6.9%
 

Do you earmark your donations to charity?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 76.67%
  •  
    No \ 16.67%
  •  
    Sometimes \ 6.67%
 

Does Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak deserve severe punishment?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 95.56%
  •  
    No \ 4.44%
  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
 

What do you think of Evangelical Christians?

 

Results

  •  
    Just plain folks \ 1.49%
  •  
    Foes of the Jews \ 13.43%
  •  
    Friends of the Jews \ 85.07%
 

Do you approve of the Israeli government’s new anti-boycott law?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 69.23%
  •  
    No \ 23.08%
  •  
    Not sure \ 7.69%
 

The Three Weeks are about to begin. Is this period of mourning for the Temple still relevant to our lives?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 26.09%
  •  
    Yes \ 73.91%
 

Is it too early to think about the 2012 presidential election?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
  •  
    No \ 11.94%
  •  
    Yes \ 88.06%
 

Is it important for a child to go to Jewish camp?

 

Results

  •  
    Maybe \ 1.96%
  •  
    No \ 3.92%
  •  
    Yes \ 94.12%
 

Is there an electric car in your future?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 5.71%
  •  
    Maybe \ 5.71%
  •  
    Yes \ 88.57%
 

Do Jewish schools teach enough science?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 8.16%
  •  
    Not sure \ 8.16%
  •  
    Yes \ 83.67%
 

Should Anthony Weiner resign from Congress?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
  •  
    No \ 3.54%
  •  
    Yes \ 96.46%
 

Will you participate in the Celebrate Israel parade?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes, I'll be marching \ 84.09%
  •  
    No \ 11.36%
  •  
    Yes, I'll be cheering on the side \ 2.27%
  •  
    Yes, I'll be watching on TV \ 2.27%
 

What will you do in Memorial Day?

 

Results

  •  
    d. visit a cemetery \ 0%
  •  
    c. parade \ 3.13%
  •  
    e. remember fallen soldiers \ 9.38%
  •  
    b. barbecue \ 15.63%
  •  
    a. shop \ 71.88%
 

Should creationism be taught in public schools?

 

Results

  •  
    Maybe \ 5.26%
  •  
    No \ 21.05%
  •  
    Yes \ 73.68%
 

Would you give Tony Kushner an honorary degree?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes, he's an intelligent critic of Israel \ 0%
  •  
    No opinion \ 0%
  •  
    No, he's an overrated playwright \ 12.5%
  •  
    No, he's an overwrought critic of Israel \ 33.33%
  •  
    Yes, he's an excellent playwright. \ 54.17%
 

Was justice served by Osama bin Laden’s assassination?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure. \ 0%
  •  
    No, he should have been put on trial. \ 4.17%
  •  
    No, he deserved worse. \ 16.67%
  •  
    Yes. \ 79.17%
 

Are there any Holocaust survivors in your family?

 

Results

  •  
    I don't know \ 0%
  •  
    No \ 25.64%
  •  
    Yes \ 74.36%
 

Did you eat any chametz this week?

 

Results

  •  
    I'm not telling \ 3.33%
  •  
    No \ 38.33%
  •  
    Yes \ 58.33%
 

Are you going to add Gilad Shalit to the order of your Seder?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
  •  
    No \ 5.26%
  •  
    Yes \ 94.74%
 

Should Congress pass a law banning the burning of sacred books?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 84.38%
  •  
    No \ 14.06%
  •  
    I don't know \ 1.56%
 

Should the United States seek a second term on the U.N. Human Rights Council?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 77.5%
  •  
    No \ 17.5%
  •  
    Not sure \ 5%
 

Do you approve of Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 55.56%
  •  
    No \ 27.78%
  •  
    Not sure \ 16.67%
 

At whom would you most like to shake your gragger?

 

Results

  •  
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad \ 43.75%
  •  
    Moammar Gaddafi \ 37.5%
  •  
    Charlie Sheen \ 18.75%
 

In light of the unrest in the Middle East, should Israel ask the U.S. for more aid as defense minister Ehud Barak has suggested?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 47.06%
  •  
    No \ 47.06%
  •  
    Not sure \ 5.88%
 

Did the U.S. Supreme Court err in allowing members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., to carry signs like “Thank God for dead soldiers” at a military funeral?

 

Results

  •  
    Yes \ 66.67%
  •  
    No \ 33.33%
  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
 

Should children who are sent to Jewish camps or summer Israel programs lose day-school scholarships?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 10%
  •  
    Yes \ 35%
  •  
    No \ 55%
 

Is the Hebrew-language charter school good for the community?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 0%
  •  
    Yes and no \ 19.05%
  •  
    No \ 28.57%
  •  
    Yes \ 52.38%
 

Should the United States continue its financial aid to egypt?

 

Results

  •  
    No \ 41.67%
  •  
    Yes \ 33.33%
  •  
    Not sure \ 25%
 

What will you be doing on Super Bowl Sunday?

 

Results

  •  
    Rooting for the Packers \ 50%
  •  
    Rooting for the Steelers \ 40%
  •  
    Taking part in the World Wide Wrap \ 10%
 

Do you feel you were raised by a “Tiger mother”?

 

Results

  •  
    No. \ 91.67%
  •  
    Yes. \ 8.33%
  •  
    Sometimes. \ 0%
 

Would you choose a Hebrew-language charter school as an alternative to paying day-school tuition?

 

Results

  •  
    Not sure \ 11.11%
  •  
    No \ 33.33%
  •  
    Yes \ 55.56%
 
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