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Uses of Non-Jewish Respondent Data in Jewish Population Research: Los Angeles, 1997

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Pini Herman

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (Social research)

Keywords: American Jews; Academic research

Type: Report

Coverage: California


In Jewish Population Studies 29 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1997), 229-238. For little or no additional data-gathering expense, the previously underutilized random digit dialed non-Jewish respondents of a Jewish population survey can provide valuable information that can be utilized to triangulate towards the true values of variables about the Jewish community such as intermarried households. More objective measures of concepts such as assimilation and Jewish continuity can be explored and developed by incorporating data on non-Jewish informants.