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Judaism Idaho - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Jewish " [The study specifically asked follow up questions of self-identified Jews to separate non-religious ethnic-only Jews from religious Jews and Jews who self-identify with a religion other than Judaism. Statistic here refers to religious Jews only.]; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Judaism Illinois - 2.30% - - 1983 *LINK* web page: "A REVIEW OF DATA ON JEWISH-AMERICANS " (1998) [Orig. source: Feldstein, Donald. The American Jewish Community in the 21st Century - A Projection. New York, NY: American Jewish Congress (March 1984)] "TABLE 1: STATES WITH JEWISH POPULATIONS OF ONE PERCENT OR GREATER, 1983 "
Judaism Illinois 269,188 2.35% 184
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Jewish Estimate.']
Judaism Illinois - 1.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Judaism Illinois 258,000 - - - 1993 Krantz, Les & Jim McCormick. The Peoplepedia: The Ultimate Reference on the American People, Henry Holt and Company: New York (1996); pg. 188. Table: "Top 10 Jewish States "; "The table below shows where most religiously affiliated Jews... live, according to the... American Jewish Yearbook "; Illinois: ranked #7 (ranked by sheer numbers).
Judaism Illinois 268,000 2.30% - - 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: American Jewish Year Book. New York, NY: American Jewish Committee (1995)]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990, and Jewish Population, 1995 - States "; "The Jewish population includes Jews who define themselves as Jewish by religion as well as those who define themselves as Jewish in cultural terms. Data... based primarily on a compilation of individual estimates made by local Jewish federations. "
Judaism Illinois - 1.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Jewish " [The study specifically asked follow up questions of self-identified Jews to separate non-religious ethnic-only Jews from religious Jews and Jews who self-identify with a religion other than Judaism. Statistic here refers to religious Jews only.]
Judaism Illinois: Chicago 72,800 2.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Judaism Illinois: Chicago 261,000 - - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 267. "The metropolitan areas with the largest Jewish populations were New York City (1.45 million), Los Angeles (490,000), Chicago (261,000), Philadelphia (250,000), Boston (228,000), an San Francisco Bay area (210,000), Miami (189,000), and Washington, D.C. (165,000). "
Judaism Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996); pg. 296. "American cities like Chicago now have more Hindus than Episcopalians, more Buddhists than Hindus, more Muslims than Jews. "
Judaism Illinois: Chicago 248,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism India 21,778 0.01% - - 1921 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 368. Table: "The latest census gives the following enumeration of the adherents... " [1921 and 1931 figures.] Judaism percentage: .007% rounds to two digits to .01%.
Judaism India 24,141 0.01% - - 1931 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 368. Table: "The latest census gives the following enumeration of the adherents... " [1921 and 1931 figures.]
Judaism India 30,000 - - - 1945 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 194. "The Jews of India are a varied lot, divided into distinct communities. The Bene Israel are only one of these, though by far the largest. When India's Jewish population was at its greatest (during the mid-1940s), Bene Israel made up two-thirds of its approximately thirty thousand Jews. "
Judaism India - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 15). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 2081. "The Jews in India may be divided into four groups: the Bene Israel (Sons of Israel), the Cochin Jews, the Baghdadi Jews, and a few hundred Jewish emigrants from Europe. "
Judaism India - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 15). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 2081. "Today the Indian Jews are comparatively orthodox, but during their isolation from other Jewish communities, their Judaism declined, they adopted many Hindu customs, and they were assimilated into the caste system. The Indian Jews became separate castes and they were also divided into a number of sub-castes. "
Judaism India 5,000 - - - 1982 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 205. "Jewish life still thrives in India, though on a vastly reduced scale. Fewer than 5,000 Jews are now thought to remain, most of them Bene Israel. Empty synagogues stand with unused Torah scrolls where Jewish communities once prospered. "
Judaism India 10,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles " (1998); article: "The Jews of Asia ", Copyright 1997 Bethany World Prayer Center "About 10,000 Jews live in India, mainly in Bombay and the surrounding areas. They are known as Bene Israel ( "the Children of Israel "). They speak an Indo-Aryan language called Marathi. "
Judaism India 6,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism India: Bombay 16,000 0.53% - - 1951 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 205. "Of Bombay's nearly three million residents (by the 1951 census), only sixteen thousand were Jewish. "
Judaism India: Bombay - - 9
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- 1982 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 205. "Nine synagogues still function in Bombay, although the two Baghdadi ones have to pay Bene Israel to help form a daily minyan.
Judaism India: Poona - - 2
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- 1982 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 205-206. "In Poona, too, two synagogues remain open: one Bene Israel and the other Baghdadi. "
Judaism Indiana 20,314 0.37% 31
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Jewish Estimate.']
Judaism Indiana - 0.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Judaism Indiana 18,000 0.30% - - 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: American Jewish Year Book. New York, NY: American Jewish Committee (1995)]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990, and Jewish Population, 1995 - States "; "The Jewish population includes Jews who define themselves as Jewish by religion as well as those who define themselves as Jewish in cultural terms. Data... based primarily on a compilation of individual estimates made by local Jewish federations. "
Judaism Indiana - 1.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Jewish " [The study specifically asked follow up questions of self-identified Jews to separate non-religious ethnic-only Jews from religious Jews and Jews who self-identify with a religion other than Judaism. Statistic here refers to religious Jews only.]
Judaism Iowa 6,701 0.24% 20
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Jewish Estimate.']
Judaism Iowa - 0.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Judaism Iowa 6,000 0.20% - - 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: American Jewish Year Book. New York, NY: American Jewish Committee (1995)]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 87: Christian Church Adherents, 1990, and Jewish Population, 1995 - States "; "The Jewish population includes Jews who define themselves as Jewish by religion as well as those who define themselves as Jewish in cultural terms. Data... based primarily on a compilation of individual estimates made by local Jewish federations. "
Judaism Iowa - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Jewish " [The study specifically asked follow up questions of self-identified Jews to separate non-religious ethnic-only Jews from religious Jews and Jews who self-identify with a religion other than Judaism. Statistic here refers to religious Jews only.]; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Judaism Iran 100,000 - - - 1950 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 209. "...Iran. In about 1950, the Jewish population was estimated to be about 100,000, of whom some 10 percent were wealthy or middle class, the rest living in poverty. "
Judaism Iran 85,000 - - - 1974 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 87. "The Jewish population numbered about 85,000 in 1974... "
Judaism Iran 81,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Jews 81,000 - descendants of those who lived in Persia in Daniel's day.
Judaism Iran 32,000 0.05% - - 1980 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 305, 308. "Location: Iran; Population: 64,073,000 (1996 estimate) "; Pg. 308: "About 330,000 Christians lived in Iran in 1980, but many of these, also, are thought to have left. Jews, in 1980 numbering 32,000, might also have emigrated. "
Judaism Iran 32,000 - - - 1980 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 87. "By 1980, so many Jews had left Iran that the Jewish population numbered only 32,000; persecution and emigration may have reduced that figure still further. "
Judaism Iran 1,000 - - - 1985 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 209. "By the mid-1980s, there were only about 1,000 Jews left, and they, too, are held hostages by the regime. "
Judaism Iran 68,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 11/2/94 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Officially, the Iranians insist their country is a safe haven for the remaining 68,000 Jews, and point to Iran's twelve synagogues as proof.
Judaism Iran - 0.10% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: November, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 56,585,000. MUSLIM: 99%: Shi'ite branch, 87%; Sunni branch 12%. BAHA'I: 0.5%. 300,000. JEWS: 0.1%. ZOROASTRIAN: O.04%. CHRISTIAN: 0.4%
Judaism Iran 25,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Iraq 135,000 - - - 1948 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 211. Map: "Iraq in the Twentieth Century "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 135,000; 1971 - 2500; 1974 - 400 "
Judaism Iraq 2,500 - - - 1971 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 211. Map: "Iraq in the Twentieth Century "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 135,000; 1971 - 2500; 1974 - 400 "
Judaism Iraq 400 - - - 1974 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 211. Map: "Iraq in the Twentieth Century "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 135,000; 1971 - 2500; 1974 - 400 "
Judaism Iraq 600 - - - 1982 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by David B. Barrett, and published by Oxford Press, Oxford, New York, 1982); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) At end of Word War II, Iraqi Jews numbered 250,000. After 1950 began to emigrate massively to Israel. In 1972 only 600 remained, decreasing rapidly.
Judaism Iraq 250,000 - - - 1982 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by David B. Barrett, and published by Oxford Press, Oxford, New York, 1982); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) At end of Word War II, Iraqi Jews numbered 250,000. After 1950 began to emigrate massively to Israel. In 1972 only 600 remained, decreasing rapidly.
Judaism Iraq 400 - - - 1990 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 207. "Today there are only 300 Jews in Egypt and 400 in Iraq. "
Judaism Iraq 120 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Ireland 5,000 - - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 161. Map: "European Jewry on the Eve of the Holocaust 1937-41 "; "Figures show Jewish populations in 1937 and percentage of total population. " [Listed in map as 'Eire']
Judaism Ireland 2,064 0.06% - - 1988 Pomeray, J. K. Ireland (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988); pg. 9. "Population: 3,440,427... Religions: Roman Catholic, 95%; Anglican (Church of Ireland), 2.9%; Methodist, Presbyterian & other Protestant, 1%; Jewish, 0.06% "
Judaism Ireland 1,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Israel 7,000 - - - 1830 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: "World Jewish Population "
Judaism Israel 80,000 - - - 1920 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: "World Jewish Population "
Judaism Israel 420,000 - - - 1939 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: "World Jewish Population "
Judaism Israel 720,000 - - - 1948 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: "World Jewish Population "
Judaism Israel 1,500,000 - - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 133. "...Jews, a people which today numbers an estimated 11.8 million throughout the world--more than 5 million in the U.S., 1.5 million in Israel. "
Judaism Israel 1,500,000 - - - 1958 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Western Publishing Co. (1972). [11th printing; original edition: 1958]; pg. 100. "Today there are an estimated 11.8 million Jews throughout the world--more than 5 million in the U.S. and 1.5 million in Israel. "
Judaism Israel 3,360,000 - - - 1970 Carmody, Denise Lardner & John Tully Carmody. Western Ways to the Center: An Introduction to Western Religions; Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Co. (1983). [Orig. source: Jacob A. Argus, "Judaism " in "Historical Atlas of the Religions of the World "; ed. I. al Faruqi. New York: Macmillan (1974), pg. 156.]; pg. 55. "As of 1970, about 44% of the world's 14 million Jews lived in the U.S. Only 24% lived in Israel... 18% resided in the Soviet Union... "
Judaism Israel 2,500,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1530. "It has been estimated that there are around 12 million Jews in the world today, 5 million in the United States, 2 1/2 million in the state of Israel... "
Judaism Israel 2,500,000 - - - 1970 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: "World Jewish Population "
Judaism Israel 2,700,000 - - - 1975 Anderson, Norman (ed.). The World's Religions; Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (1989). [1st pub. in 1950. 4th ed., completely revised, pub. 1975.] (Article: "Judaism " by H. D. Leuner.); pg. 88. "Of the seventeen million Jews who lived in 1933, hardly eleven million survived the holocaust. Their numbers have since increased to 14.370 million, of whom some six million live in the USA and 2.7 million each in Israel and the USSR. "
Judaism Israel 3,000,000 - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 241. "About half of Israel's three million Jews can trace their origins to the same area [Russian Pale]... "
Judaism Israel 3,250,000 - - - 1979 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: "World Jewish Population "
Judaism Israel 3,135,000 - - - 1981 Unterman, Alan. "Judaism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 25. Map: "Figure 1.4: Main centres of Jewish population, 1981 "
Judaism Israel - 85.00% - - 1983 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983); pg. 38. "Most of Israel's citizens are Jews, but 15% of them are non-Jews, and that includes Muslims, Christians, Samaritans, Druze and Baha'i. "
Judaism Israel 3,000,000 - - - 1983 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition]; pg. 356. "Recent statistics estimate that there are 14,435,900 Jews in the world. Three million are in Israel; 2,620,000 are in Russia; and 5,870,000 are in the United States. "
Judaism Israel 3,470,000 - - - 1984 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: "World Jewish Population "


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