Surveying the Jewish Population in the United States


Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher: Institute for Jewish and Community Research

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin; Sid Groeneman

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: American Jews; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

These papers attempt to encapsulate the conceptual and methodological issues and decisions that Jewish population research confronts. We draw heavily on the lessons learned from our experience designing, executing, an analyzing the 2001-02 Survey of Heritage and Religious Identification. Part one presents a Jewish population estimate based on this survey along with the methodology and procedures employed. Part two is a broad-ranging review of the current issues facing the field that, we believe, offers some new ideas.