1996 Jewish Community Study of Greater Milwaukee

Sponsor(s): Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Principal Investigator(s): Ira M. Sheskin

Study Dates: May 29-June 4, 1996

Population Estimates:

An estimated 21,000 Jewish persons live in 10,400 Jewish households in Greater Milwaukee (which included all of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Waukesha Counties).

Another 4,400 non-Jewish persons also live in these households for a total of 25,400 people -  of whom 82% are Jewish.

The Jewish population is estimated to have increased significantly since the previous interview study completed in 1963.

Key Findings:

Summary Report and Main Report cover many of the traditional topics studies in Jewish community surveys.  Chapter headings include: Survey Methodology, Size of the Jewish Population, Geographic Profile, Demographic Profile, Religious Profile, Synagogue and Organizational Memberships, Jewish Education,  Jewish Agencies Social Service Needs, Israel, anti-Semitism,  the Media and Philanthropy.


Adult Jewish households located in the Greater Milwaukee area

Sample Size: 839

Sample Notes:

The sample was comprised of households who were contacted via random digit dialing, from distinctive Jewish names taken from the most current telephone book, and from a list of names provided by Jewish Family Services of recent immigrants from the republics of the former Soviet Union.

Details in methodology chapter.

Language: English


Survey Reports

» Main Report

» Summary Report

» Results of the 1996 Study of Grtr. Milwaukee for Mequon (Mar 2000)

Slide Sets

» Single Slide Set

Documentation, Questionnaires and Frequencies

» Questionnaire

Data Files and Data Definitions

» Zipped SPSS Data File & Syntax

Publicity Material

» Survey Postcard

» Survey Started: Article 2

» Survey Started: Article 1

Other Documentation

» Transmittal Letter

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