NJPS 2000: Learning from Controversy
Publication Date: September 2003
Publisher(s): Jewish Week and the American Examiner, Inc.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Population Estimate; Methodology; Jewish identification
Coverage: United States
This article calls into question the findings of the 2000 National Jewish Population Survey. Due to problems with the response rate, the study likely underestimated the number of American Jews, overestimated their engagement and failed to adequately capture other population demographics. Despite these problems, the authors maintain that the study could provide a valuable resource and recommend reanalyzing the data to correct for the distorted findings.
In the Jewish Week, 9/1/2003