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A 1990 National Jewish Population Study: Why and How

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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Sidney Goldstein

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Academic research

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

A national perspective is clearly essential in both research and planning. Only by recognizing the key role that has been assumed by the national community and the ways it interacts with and complements the local communities will we enhance the likelihood that national and local agencies will achieve maximum effectiveness in serving the needs of the population, in strengthening the community as a whole, and in ensuring its future by providing a firmer, more realistic basis on which to plan. To achieve this goal requires a national population survey at the same time as we continue our efforts to assess and plan for local surveys.