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World Jewish Population, 1972

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Publication Date: January 1973

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Leon Shapiro

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Demography; Methodology; Study

Type: Report


The figures presented are the best possible estimates on the population of world Jewry for the year 1972. They are based on local censuses, communal registration, estimates of informed residents, and data obtained from a special inquiry conducted during the year.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1973, pp. 522-529.