NJPS 2000-01: Strength, Challenge and Diversity in the American Jewish Population

By Steven M. Cohen, Laurence A. Kotler-Berkowitz

North American Jewish Data Bank, United Jewish Communities (UJC), January 2004

Key findings in the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01 include:

- The Jewish population in the U.S. totals 5.2 million people, consisting of an estimated 4.1 million adults and 1 million children in households and 100,000 Jews in institutional settings. Jews reside in 2.9 million households with a total of 6.7 million people, both Jews and non-Jews.

- The median age of the Jewish population is older than it was ten years ago and older than the median age of the total U.S. population now. Twenty percent of the Jewish population is under the age of 18, and 19% is over the age of 65.

-Relative to the total U.S. population, Jews tend to marry at later ages.

-Jews connect to their community, traditions and other Jews in a variety of ways.

-The intermarriage rate for Jews who have married since 1996 is 47%.

Topic: Intermarriage, Survey, Affiliation, Demography, Fertility, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: NJPS 2000-01

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Kotler-Berkowitz, Laurence A. NJPS 2000-01: Strength, Challenge and Diversity in the American Jewish Population. NJPS 2000-01. North American Jewish Data Bank,United Jewish Communities (UJC). January 2004: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8140


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