Jewish Population in the United States, 2006

By Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 2006

This article offers an estimate of the number of Jews in the United States, based on more than 535 local estimates. According to this estimate, the size of the American Jewish community at the beginning of 2006 was more than 6.4 million (about 1.2 million more than the Jewish population identified by the 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey). The authors explain the reasons for this significant difference and place the Jewish population size of the United States in a worldwide context. They finish by reviewing new scientific studies regarding local Jewish population sizes.

Topic: Residential Patterns, Jewish Identification, Family, Demography

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Page Number(s): 133-193

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Sheskin, Ira M. Dashefsky, Arnold. Jewish Population in the United States, 2006. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 2006: 133-193. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1347


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