Research Synthesis of National Survey Estimates of the U.S. Jewish Population

By Leonard Saxe, Elizabeth Tighe, David Livert

Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS), Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, May 2006

Current estimates of the size and characteristics Jewish population in the United States are problematic and provide an unreliable basis for understanding how the Jewish community is evolving. Data, most of which has historically been collected via telephone surveys sponsored by Jewish organizations, is increasingly expensive and difficult to collect. The present study describes a new approach to assessing the socio-demographic characteristics of the Jewish population, with the focus on synthesizing a broad range of data from surveys of nationally representative samples of the U.S. population. Although religion cannot be assessed by the U. S. census, many government-sponsored and other national surveys include assessment of religious or Jewish identity. This report describes our work to date to review and synthesize these multiple sources of data.

Topic: Methodology, Census, Population Estimate

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Saxe, Leonard. Tighe, Elizabeth. Livert, David. Research Synthesis of National Survey Estimates of the U.S. Jewish Population. Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS),Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. May 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3457


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