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Publication Date: January 1975

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Fred Massarik

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Demography and census)

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Demography; Population Estimate

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This article deals with overall estimates for the 1970 Jewish population, derived from the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS). The author makes the distinction between the population in households (defined as having at least one Jewish person) and the number of Jews in such households. While this difference has always been known to exist, the NJPS expresses this distinction in numbers for the first time.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1974-75, pp. 295-313.