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DataBank posts reports on Jewish Population in the United States 2015, World Jewish Population 2015 and Jewish Population in Canada 2015 from The American Jewish Year Book, 2015

Featured Study

World Jewish Population 2015 - Sergio DellaPergola (American Jewish Year Book)

Sergio DellaPergola | American Jewish Year Book, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford, Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2015

The world's Jewish population is estimated at 14,310,500 at the beginning of 2015 by Sergio DellaPergola. This is an increase of 95,100 (0.67%) over the revised 2014 estimate by the author of 14,215,400.  Since the world's total population increased by 1.13% in 2014, DellaPergola noted that world Jewry increased at about half of the general world population growth rate.

• The core Jewish population estimate for the United States in 2015 is approximately 5,700,000, second to the Israel estimate of 6,217,400.  

• Table 3 (report page 19) provides several worldwide Jewish population estimates: core Jews, the population with Jewish parents, an enlarged Jewish population estimate, and a Law of Return Jewish population estimate.

The article presents data on world Jewish population in both graphic and tabular format - and places world Jewish population growth in the context of international migration, and other determinants of Jewish population change worldwide.   Approximately 90 pages with 13 main text tables, an appendix table and 6 Figures.


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Jewish Population in the United States, 2015 (Sheskin, Dashefsky - American Jewish Year Book)

Ira M. Sheskin, Arnold Dashefsky | American Jewish Year Book, Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ), Berman Jewish DataBank@The Jewish Federations of North America, Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ Stanford, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies , 2015

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