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Judaism Israel 3,000,000 - - - 1984 Unterman, Alan. "Judaism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 21. "Today there are nearly 14 1/2 million Jews in the world. The biggest demographic concentration is in the U.S.A., with just over 6 million Jews, followed by the State of Israel (over 3 million), and then by the Soviet Union (just under 3 million). "
Judaism Israel 3,599,472 82.00% - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Officially estimated in October 1987 at 4,389,600 [total pop.], of whom about 82 percent Jews. Substantial Sunni Muslim (about 77 percent of non-Jewish population) and smaller Christian and Druze communities also present.
Judaism Israel - 83.33% - - 1987 Taitz, Emily & Sondra Henry. Israel: A Sacred Land (series: Discovering Our Heritage). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press (1987); pg. 15. "One out of every six citizens of Israel is a non-Jew. "
Judaism Israel 3,740,000 85.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Israel ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 38. "Comprising a minority of the population upon independence in 1948, Jews now make up about 85% of Israel's 4.4 million people... "
Judaism Israel 3,486,000 83.00% - - 1988 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Places and Peoples of the World). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1988); pg. 9. "Population: 4,200,000... Religions: Jewish, 83%; Muslim (mainly Sunni), 13%; Christian (mainly Greek and Roman Catholic), 2.5%; Druze and other minority religions, 1.5% "
Judaism Israel 3,933,900 90.00% - - 1990 Jones, Helen Hinckley. Israel (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986); pg. 114-115. "Religion: Jews make up about 90% of the people of Israel... Population: 4,371,000 (1990 estimate)... "
Judaism Israel - 82.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Judaism Israel 3,000,000 - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992); pg. 219. "Around 6 million of the world's Jews live in the U.S. and over 3 million in Israel. "
Judaism Israel 3,618,000 - - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan (1993); pg. 23. "Jews... 13.4 million... Nearly 27% of Jews now live in Israel - increasing rapidly with immigration from the former USSR. "
Judaism Israel 3,500,000 - - - 1993 Kertzer, Morris N. & Lawrence A. Hoffman. What is a Jew (New & Completely Revised Ed.); New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1993); pg. xxix. "It is estimated that the entire world's Jewish population is somewhere in the region of 13 million, with 6 million in the U.S. & Canada, 3.5 million in Israel, and (until 1990) up to 3 million in Russia & eastern Europe. "
Judaism Israel - 81.90% - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 28-29. map: 819 out of 1000
Judaism Israel 4,200,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* web page: "Judaism: Numbers and Distribution "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last Revised: 10-25-95 "Judaism... 1900 -- 12 million (0.8% of world); 1993 -- 18.2 million (0.3% of world); Diaspora; Israel (4.2 million Jews) "
Judaism Israel 3,500,000 - - - 1994 Lindsey, Hal. Planet Earth - 2000 A.D.. Palos Verdes, California: Western Front, Ltd. (1994); pg. 147. "The Jewish state is less than half the size of San Bernardino County in California. Its Jewish population is about 3.5 million--roughly the size of Iowa. "
Judaism Israel 4,500,000 80.00% - - 1995 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997); pg. 41. 1995 Chart and text: "nearly 4.5 million Jews in Israel, where they make up over 80% of pop., although the largest group lives in North America (over 6 million). " Numbers represent self-identified religious Jews.
Judaism Israel 4,400,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* web site: "United Church of Canada Inter-Faith Dialogue "; web page: "Judaism " (viewed 19 Feb. 1999), written by Fritz B. Voll, "Updated: Tue Jun 9 23:39:36 1998 " "According to 1995 figures there are close to 14 million Jews in the world, of which 5.8 million live in the United States, 4.4 million in Israel. Canada has the sixth largest population of Jews with 360,000, after France, Russia, and Ukraine. "
Judaism Israel 4,470,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; includes the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem; excludes the West Bank and Gaza Strip
Judaism Israel 4,648,000 83.00% - - 1996 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 118. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Judaism Israel 4,390,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Jewish Populations in the World "; (Rank: 2)
Judaism Israel 4,352,000 - - - 1997 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997); pg. 10 to 11. "There are 12.8 million Jews living worldwide. Almost 47% live in North America, 34% in Israel, and 14% in Europe and Russia. "
Judaism Israel 4,538,431 82.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Judaism 82%, Islam 14% (mostly Sunni Muslim), Christian 2%, Druze and other 2%; 1996/97 Total pop: 5,534,672. NOTE: incl. 136,000 Israeli settlers in West Bank, 15,000 in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, 5,000 in Gaza Strip, & 156,000 in East Jerusalem.
Judaism Israel 4,354,900 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Jewish Populations in the World "; Rank: #2
Judaism Israel 4,200,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 266. "The United States is home to 5.8 million Jews, the largest Jewish population found in any single country and nearly half the world's 14 million Jews. (The next largest concentration of Jews -- 4.2 million -- is found in Israel... "
Judaism Israel 4,100,000 82.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 318, 320. "Location: Israel; Population: 5 million "; Pg. 320: "The modern state of Israel was established in 1948 as a homeland for the Jews, so it is not surprising that 82% of the population is Jewish. "
Judaism Israel 4,600,000 - - - 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 - 81.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 5,438,000
Judaism Israel 4,663,770 83.00% - - 1999 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "Population: 5,619,000... Religions: Jewish, 83%; Muslim (mainly Sunni), 13%; Christian (mainly Greek and Roman Catholic), 2.5%; Druze and other minority religions, 1.5% "
Judaism Israel 4,663,770 83.00% - - 1999 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 55. "Israel has a population of 5.6 million people, 83% of whom are Jewish. Of these, 50% are native-born Israelis (called Sabras); the rest are from some 70 countries in Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Asia or Africa. The two main Jewish ethnic groups are the Askhenazim, Jews of European descent, and the Sephardim, or so-called Oriental Jews, who are from the countries of the Near East and the Mediterranean basin, such as Turkey, Iran and Morocco. "
Judaism Israel: Jerusalem 10,000 - - - 1845 Feldman, Egal. Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America; Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1990); pg. 94. "Jerusalem alone counted 10,000 Jews in 1845, prompting the contemporary admission 'that the number of Jews now in Jerusalem is greater than at any other period in modern times.' "
Judaism Israel: Jerusalem 298,000 - - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983); pg. 14. Graphic "City population comparisons "; New York: 1,998,000; Los Angeles: 455,000; Paris: 380,000; Tel Aviv: 335,000; Jerusalem: 298,000; Moscow: 285,000; Buenos Aires: 250,000 "
Judaism Israel: Tel Aviv 335,000 - - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983); pg. 14. Graphic "City population comparisons "; New York: 1,998,000; Los Angeles: 455,000; Paris: 380,000; Tel Aviv: 335,000; Jerusalem: 298,000; Moscow: 285,000; Buenos Aires: 250,000 "
Judaism Italy 50,000 0.12% - - 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. "
Judaism Italy 35,000 0.06% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 160-161. "Location: Italy; Population: About 57 million "; "Italy also has about 35,000 Jews and a smaller number of Greek Orthodox. "
Judaism Italy 35,000 - - - 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 Italy: Sicily 40,000 - - - 1492 C.E. Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 71. "Massacres of 1391 and 1474, when Sicily was ruled by the House of Aragon. The expulsion of 1492 ended a flourishing community of 40,000 Jews. "
Judaism Jamaica 300 - - - 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 Japan 2,000 - - - 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 Kansas 9,151 0.37% 7
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- 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 Kansas - 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 Kansas 14,000 0.60% - - 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 Kansas - 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 Kazakhstan 15,000 - - - 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 Kentucky 14,810 0.40% 10
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 Kentucky - 0.20% - - 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 Kentucky 11,000 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 Kentucky - 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 Kenya 400 - - - 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 Korea, South 150 - - - 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 Kyrgyzstan 4,500 - - - 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 Latin America - - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 239. "...it is quite possible that in another generation or two French Jewry could cease to exist as an identifiable group. The same could be said of Argentinian Jewry (and indeed other Latin American communities such as the Brazilian community with its 175,000 Jews, or Chile with its 30,000 Jews), although for entirely different reasons. Latin American Jewry... is [mainly] of recent orign, and dates mainly from the final decades of the last century and the inter-war years. They hail mainly from eastern Europe and though not particularly devout, they have a strong Yiddishist tradition and numerous cultural institutions which have helped to maintain their identity in spite of their isolation from major Jewish centres. They are, however, mostly composed of prosperous middle-class families who feel threatened by social and political upheavals... an increasing number... are emigrating to Israel & North America. "
Judaism Latin America 1,098,000 0.24% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 646. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Judaism Latin America 1,084,000 0.22% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 654. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Judaism Latin America 1,092,000 0.20% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Judaism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Judaism Latin America 1,121,000 0.22% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 695. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "; "Jews: Adherents of Judaism "
Judaism Latvia - 4.80% - - 1935 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 225. "In 1935, 55.1% of Latvians were Lutheran, 24.4% were Roman Catholic, 8.9 were Orthodox, 5.5% were Old Believers, 4.8% were Jewish, and the rest belonged to other religions. "
Judaism Latvia 94,000 5.40% - - 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. "
Judaism Latvia - - - - 1992 Geography Department (Mary M. Rodgers, series editor). Latvia (series: Then and Now). Minneapolis, Minn.: Lerner Publications Co. (1992); pg. 22. "Although many of the Jews living in Latvia at the outbreak of World War II were killed during the conflict, a small Jewish community has survived. In 1990, when religious freedoms increased, the first Jewish high school in what was then the Soviet Union opened in Riga. "
Judaism Latvia - - 5
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- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 225. "In 1993, the number of parishes in Latvia was as follows: Lutheran, 290; Roman Catholic, 191; Russian Orthodox, 100; Baptist, 69; Old Believers, 56; Pentecostal, 44; Adventist, 33; Jewish, 5; and others, 23. "
Judaism Latvia 15,000 - - - 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 Libya 38,000 - - - 1948 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 147. Map: "Libya 1942-75 "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 38,000; 1974 - 20 "
Judaism Libya 20 - - - 1974 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 147. Map: "Libya 1942-75 "; "Jewish Population: 1948 - 38,000; 1974 - 20 "
Judaism Lithuania 160,000 7.60% - - 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. "
Judaism Lithuania 200,000 - - - 1939 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998); pg. 15. Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 15.
Judaism Lithuania 10,000 - - - 1946 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998); pg. 15. Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 15.
Judaism Lithuania 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 Lithuania 6,000 - - - 1998 Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998); pg. 93. "Today only a few thousand Jews remain in Lithuania. "


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