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California Jews: Data From the Field Polls

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The data cited in this article are from 1958 through 1984. The sociodemographic findings covered fall into four basic categories: place of residence; achieved status (education, income, occupation); marital status and family size; and ascribed status (race, gender, age). The first section presents comparisons of California Jews with nationwide statistics; the next section compares Jews with non-Jews in California in the early 1980s. A third section looks at trends in California over the last 20 years. Finally, there is a brief summary discussion of the data, including projections for the future.

In American Jewish Yearbook, 1986.