The American Jewish Population Project is an innovative effort to estimate and map the Jewish population in the United States. Our work entails synthesizing data from hundreds of national surveys of US adults to develop detailed demographic and geographic profiles of the US Jewish population.
We partner with policymakers, researchers, and community-based organizations to provide information needed to make data-based decisions.
The American Jewish Population Project is part of the Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI), which is dedicated to providing unbiased, high-quality data about contemporary Jewry. The Institute conducts socio-demographic research, and studies the attitudes and behavior of US Jews. The Institute's work is characterized by the application of state-of-the-art research methods to provide policy-relevant data.
The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS) is the managing entity for the Steinhardt Social Research Institute.
Founded in 1980, the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to bringing the concepts, theories, and techniques of social science to bear on the study of contemporary Jewish life. Core topics concern the development of ethnic and religious identities and their attendant personal, communal and societal outcomes. CMJS research incorporates cutting-edge methodologies and strives to be rigorous and transparent. In this fashion, CMJS hopes to contribute to scholarly understanding of American Jewry and Jewish institutions and provide policy-relevant analysis.