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The Demography of Jewish Americans

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Publication Date: January 1982

Publisher(s): Transaction Publishers

Author(s): Calvin Goldscheider

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Academic research

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This chapter reviews and summarizes what is generally known about the demography of Jewish Americans, with a particular attention to the limitations of available research. A concluding section focuses on a series of research suggestions and priorities that emerge from the critical review of what is known about the demography of the American Jewish community.