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World Jewish Population, 1972 Estimates

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Publication Date: January 1973

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Leon Shapiro

Series: American Jewish Year Book vol.73 (1973), pp.522-529.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Demography; Population Estimate; Study

Type: Report


There are no precise data on Jewish population in the various countries. The figures presented below represent the best possible estimates for 1972. They are based in local censuses, communal registration, and local informants, and data obtained from a special inquiry during the year. Some figures were taken from previous volumes since there was no way of arriving at a valid new estimate.