World Jewish Population, 1978 Estimates
Publication Date: January 1980
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Leon Shapiro
Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.80 (1980), pp.282-289.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Demography; Population Estimate; Study
There are no precise data on Jewish population in the various countries. The figures presented below represent the best possible estimates for 1978. They are based in local censuses, communal registration, and data obtained from a special inquiry conducted in 1977. We have also used estimates supplied by knowledgeable private local informants, mostly people involved in Jewish communal affairs.