Jewish Population in the United States, 1976
Publication Date: January 1977
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Alvin Chenkin
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; Demography; Population Estimate
Coverage: United States
The author presents data on the Jewish population in the United States for 1976, estimated at 5,845,000. This estimate is a composite of several sources: (1) for the New York City area, the 1970 National Jewish Population Study; (2) for other member communities of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF), responses to a direct inquiry; (3) for non-CJF members (usually smaller cities), previous information from National United Jewish Appeal records. The procedure for (3) is somewhat
dated, and individual estimates are therefore less reliable than those for communities (1) and (2). A study is currently in preparation to reach each of these communities for updated estimates in 1977.
In American Jewish Yearbook 1977, pp. 229-239.