Current Estimates


American Jewish Population Estimates 2015: Summary and Highlights.

This data brief summarizes the most recent estimates of the American Jewish population inlcuding a description of methods and data new to the release.


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Jewish Electorate
Jewish Millennials
SSRI Data Synthesis
New York Metro Area
Chicago Region
Washingon DC Region
Los Angeles Region
Philadelphia Region
San Francisco Region
South Florida Region

Articles & Reports


Measuring the Size and Characteristics of American Jewry: A New Paradigm to Understand an Ancient People.

This essay focuses on the state of methodology with regard to counting and assessing the characteristics of US Jewry and provides a contemporary update by outlining a new paradigm for Jewish demographic research. We also consider the role of socio-demographic studies in providing scholarly understandings of US Jewish life and the development of communal policy.


Estimating and Understanding the Jewish Population in the United States: A Program of Research.

In Contemporary Jewry, July 2013, Volume 33, Issue 1-2, pp 43-62. This paper describes a multi-stage program of research that addresses the methodological and substantive challenges of providing valid socio-demographic data on the contemporary American Jewish population.


American Jewish Population Estimates: 2012

Updated population estimates for 2012 are much larger than previous National Jewish Population Survey estimates, indicating a population in ascent rather than in decline.

Appendix A: List of Surveys
Appendix B: Population Estimates: Jewish Adults by Religion by State, 2012 (for registered users)
Appendix C: Population Estimates: Jewish Adults by Region, Metro and Non-Metro Areas by State, 2012 (for registered users)
Appendix D: Population Estimates: Jewish Adults by Religion by County Cluster, 2012 (for registered users)
Appendix E: Cross-Survey Population Model Specification and Parameter Estimates (for registered users)


Estimating the Jewish Population of the United States: 2000-2010.

Examines population estimates across ten years of data and provides methodological details and a technical appendix that describe our analysis approach.


Cross-Survey Analysis to Estimate Low Incidence Religious Groups.

In Sociological Methods & Research, 2010, 39(1) 56-82. Initial introduction to our analysis method with population estimates for the year 2000 to 2002.