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A number of challenges confront researchers attempting to devise accurate estimates of the state/regional and national Jewish population. The U.S. census, the only full population count of the country, has never asked Americans to identify themselves by religion.

The studies in the socio-demography project employ innovative research methods and rigorous scientific analysis to arrive at these estimates and better understand religious, family, and ethnic identity in the United States.

National Population Studies

The American Jewish Population Project is an interactive website that uses cutting edge methods to map the Jewish population in the United States. The project, developed by the Steinhardt Social Research Institute, is intended to allow comparative analyses nationally and locally, as well as over time.  

Our studies of the national U.S. Jewish population include:

Community Population Studies

Our local Jewish population studies include: