2016 PJ Library Family Study and Impact Evaluation

PJ Library families and their experiences with the program. This latest survey was conducted in the fall of 2016, with more than 25,000 families completing the online survey. What we learned will shape the evolution of PJ Library for the next three years, and beyond.

 

2016 Family Study - what we learned

 

A VALUABLE TOOL FOR PARENTS
 

More than 80% of parents who responded to the survey said PJ Library gave them more confidence to engage with their children regarding Jewish values, culture, and traditions. And 91% of respondents indicated PJ Library has been a valuable parenting tool. What else does PJ Library do to support parents? Watch this animated video to find out!

 

 

PJ LIBRARY FAMILIES
 

The more than 125,000 families enrolled in PJ Library reflect the full breadth and spectrum of Jewish life in the United States and Canada, from how they practice Judaism to their family makeup. Although PJ Library families are diverse, they almost universally value the experience of receiving free Jewish books in their homes.

 

 
 
 

IMPACT ON INTERMARRIED FAMILIES
 

More than one-quarter of PJ Library families described themselves as intermarried, meaning one parent identifies as Jewish and one does not. That’s an estimated 35,000 families identifying as intermarried. This survey shows that the program is more likely to have an impact in these homes. Eighty-nine percent of intermarried families say they have been influenced by PJ Library to learn more about Judaism.

To discover more about the ways in which PJ Library impacts intermarried families, download the full report of the 2016 family study. The full set of survey questions used in our study can be found here

 

2016 FAMILY STUDY - FAQ
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you have questions about the results of the 2016 PJ Library family study or the methodology behind it, please review the FAQ page to see if we have your answer. Still have questions or want to learn more? Email us at familysurvey@pjlibrary.org.

 

2013 FAMILY SURVEY

 

Prior to 2016, the last family study PJ Library conducted was in the fall of 2013. More than 20,000 families responded to that survey, and what we learned led directly to new initiatives like PJ Library’s parent book choice, and the creation of new materials that accompany our books.

Visit the 2013 family survey page for more details, or download the 2013 executive summary.