American Jewish Population Project

Publications

Population Estimates
2020 2019 2015 2012
American Jewish Population Estimates 2020: Summary and Highlights
This data brief summarizes the most recent estimates of the American Jewish population including a description of methods and data new to the release.
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American Jewish Population Estimates 2019: Summary and Highlights
This data brief summarizes the most recent estimates of the American Jewish population including a description of methods and data new to the release.
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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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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.
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Infographics
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SSRI Data Synthesis
Total Jewish Population
National Estimates
Jewish Electorate
Race and Ethnicity
SSRI Data Synthesis
New York Metro Area
Chicago Region
Washington DC Region
Los Angeles Region
Boston Region
San Francisco Region
National Estimates
Jewish Electorate
Jewish Millennials
New York Metro Area
Chicago Region
Washington DC Region
Los Angeles Region
Philadelphia Region
San Francisco Region
South Florida Region
Special Topics
Politics
National Profile of the Jewish Electorate in 2020
This summary report provides new estimates of Jewish adults in the US by Congressional District, including demographic characteristics and detailed estimates of political identification.
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Jewish Independents: Analysis of the Jewish Electorate
This report presents an analysis of the demographics and political leaning of Jewish Independents in the United States.
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Jewish Young Adults: Analysis of the Jewish Electorate
This report presents a portrait of Jewish adults age 18 to 34 in the United States.
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Estimating the Jewish Vote: Analysis of the Jewish Electorate
This report presents results from an analysis of a subset of surveys that assessed how Jewish adults voted in the 2012 and 2016 US presidential elections.
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Arizona Report
A portrait of the 2020 Jewish electorate in Arizona and its nine congressional districts
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Colorado Report
A portrait of the 2020 Jewish electorate in Colorado and its seven congressional districts
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Florida Report
A portrait of the 2020 Jewish electorate in Florida and its 27 congressional districts
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Georgia Report
A portrait of the 2020 Jewish electorate in Georgia and its 14 congressional districts
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Michigan Report
A portrait of the 2020 Jewish electorate in Michigan and its 14 congressional districts
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Ohio Report
A portrait of the 2020 Jewish electorate in Ohio and its 16 congressional districts
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Pennsylvania Report
A portrait of the 2020 Jewish electorate in Pennsylvania and its 18 congressional districts
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Wisconsin Report
A portrait of the 2020 Jewish electorate in Wisconsin and its eight congressional districts
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Articles & Reports
Assessing the Validity of Data Synthesis Methods to Estimate Religious Populations
In Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2018, 57(2) 206-220. This study compared three different data synthesis methods for estimation of the Jewish population with samples of surveys in Canada where results could be compared to the Canadian census. The Bayesian Multilevel estimation with Poststratification employed by AJPP outperformed other methods of data synthesis and yielded estimates on par with the census.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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