Kovacs Publishes Comprehensive Study of Contemporary Hungarian Jewry

Twenty years after the last study into Hungarian Jewry, Andras Kovacs, professor in the Nationalism Studies Program and director of Jewish Studies at CEU, led a research project to learn about how Jewish identity and worldviews have changed since the late '90s. Kovacs co-edited the resulting volume, entitled Jews and Jewry in Hungary in 2017: Results of Sociological Research with Ildiko Barna, associate professor of sociology at Eotvos Lorand University, published in June 2018. 

The findings of the book, describing the Hungarian Jewish community's views on religion and tradition and politicsare based on interviews with about 2000 people over the age of 18 who consider themselves Jewish and who have at least one Jewish grandparent.  People who do not cultivate their Jewish roots are also represented in the survey.