Counting Jewish Populations: Methods and Problems


Publication Date: January 1988

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Barry A. Kosmin; Paul Ritterband; Jeffrey Scheckner

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Demography; Census; Methodology

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This article describes and evaluates the methods of counting Jews and the problems associated with this task, such as: determining who is a Jew; how to count "uncounted Jews"; and how to improve research methodology.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1988, pp. 204-221.