World Jewish Population, 1972

Publication Date: January 1973

Publisher: American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Leon Shapiro

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: Jewish Identification; Demography; Methodology; Study

Type: Report


The figures presented are the best possible estimates on the population of world Jewry for the year 1972. They are based on local censuses, communal registration, estimates of informed residents, and data obtained from a special inquiry conducted during the year.

In American Jewish Yearbook 1973, pp. 522-529.