October 1, 2013

Calculate the Size of the U.S. Jewish Population

A major new Pew Research Center survey illuminates the many different ways in which Americans may self-identify as Jewish or partially Jewish. The survey provides a sense of how the size of the population varies depending on one’s definition of who is a Jew.

Use the checkboxes below to calculate the size of the U.S. Jewish population based on different definitions of what it means to be Jewish.

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Jewish Adult Population

CHILDREN RESIDING IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH AT LEAST ONE JEWISH ADULT

CHILDREN RESIDING IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH AN ADULT OF JEWISH BACKGROUND

* Percentage of population is less than 0.05%

Source: Analysis based primarily on Pew Research Center 2013 Survey of U.S. Jews, Feb. 20–June 13, 2013. These estimates include sample adjustments; details are provided in Appendix A. Percentages have been rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent, and population totals have been rounded to the nearest 100,000. As a result, figures may not sum to totals indicated due to rounding.

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