World Jewish Population 2003

By Sergio DellaPergola

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 2003

Figures on population size, characteristics, and trends are a primary tool in the evaluation of Jewish community needs and prospects at the local level and internationally. The estimates reported in this overview reflect a prolonged and ongoing effort to study scientifically the demography of contemporary world Jewry. The world's Jewish population was estimated at 12.95 million at the beginning of 2003. The figure reflects a significant downward revision, mostly related to a new estimate on the Jewish population in the U.S.

Topic: Demography

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Volume/Issue: 103

Page Number(s): 588-612

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Genre: Report

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
DellaPergola, Sergio. World Jewish Population 2003. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 2003: 588-612. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=2951


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