United States National Jewish Population Study: A First Report

Publication Date: January 1973

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Alvin Chenkin; Fred Massarik

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: Socioeconomic Status; Jewish Identification; Demography; Intermarriage

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The United States National Jewish Population Study (NJPS) constitutes the first attempt to design and conduct a nationwide survey representative of the U.S. Jewish population as a whole. NJPS's purpose is to provide a picture of the Jewish population, as free as possible from bias - the overrepresentation of the Jewishly identified - and to give fundamental
insights into the characteristics of the American Jew.

In this report, basic demographic and socio-economic data and findings on intermarriage are presented as "first facts" emerging from the United States Jewish Population Study.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1973, pp. 264-306.