Jewish Population in the United States, 1987

By Barry A. Kosmin, Paul Ritterband, Jeffrey Scheckner

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 1988

The Jewish population of the United States in 1987 was estimated to be 5,944,000. While this figure is somewhat higher than that reported for 1986, it may not signify an actual increase in the Jewish population. Rather, a combination of factors led to the new figures. First, several growing communities recently completed demographic studies and thus reported significant population gains. Second, we have expanded our list of communities to include a number of places that had never before reported a Jewish population. Finally, we have adjusted population estimates to meet some of the problems described in the preceding essay, "Counting Jewish Populations: Methods and Problems."

Topic: Jewish Identification, Demography, Study, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Page Number(s): 222-241

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kosmin, Barry A. Ritterband, Paul. Scheckner, Jeffrey. Jewish Population in the United States, 1987. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 1988: 222-241.


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