Reconsidering the Size and Characteristics of the American Jewish Population: New Estimates of a Larger and More Diverse Community

Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher: Steinhardt Social Research Institute

Author(s): Leonard Saxe; Elizabeth Tighe; Benjamin Phillips; Charles Kadishin

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Academic research

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The goal of the present report is to identify key problems with existing socio-demographic data on American Jewry, describe a new paradigm for gathering basic data, and provide initial findings from the application of new methods.