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World Jewish Population, 1996

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Publication Date: January 1998

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Sergio DellaPergola

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; Study

Type: Report


This article presents estimates regarding the size of the Jewish population for major regions and individual countries. The estimates reflect a prolonged and ongoing effort to study scientifically the demography of contemporary world Jewry. Data collection and comparative research have benefited from the collaboration of scholars and institutions in many countries, including replies to direct inquiries regarding current estimates. The article utilizes the latest studies of Jewish local populations.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1998, pp.477-512.