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World Jewish Population 1970

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Publication Date: January 1971

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Leon Shapiro

Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.72 (1971), pp.474-481.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Demography; Population Estimate; Study

Type: Report


The figures presented here offer estimates on the population of world Jewry. It was not possible to ascertain the exact number of Jews in the various countries of the world in 1970. These numbers are based on local censuses, communal registrations, estimates of informed residents and data obtained from a special inquiry conducted in 1969-1970.