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Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
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Notes
Judaism USA 304,371 - - - 1906 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 389. "The 1906 Census of Religious Bodies... The Jewish Congregations reported heads of families only (101,457, principally male, persons). " [I've multiplied the head of household figure by 3 to 'guestimate' total adherents]
Judaism USA - - 1,769
units
- 1906 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 62. "In 1880 there were 270 synagogues in this country; by 1890 there were 553; by 1906, 1,769; and in 1916, 1,901. Almost all the new synagogues were those started by East European Jews, and there were perhaps scores or hundreds more that no census reached. "
Judaism USA 1,800,000 - - - 1907 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 25. "The greatest single decade of growth for the Jewish population had been that of 1907-1916, when the number of Jews living in the U.S. had increased from 1.8 million to 3.4 million. "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1908 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 81. "By 1908 a government report showed that 8.5% of the male student body of 77 major institutions of higher learning were composed of first- and second-generation Jews. (Jews at this time made up about 2% of the population.) "
Judaism USA - - 1,901
units
- 1916 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 970. "... the number of synagogues grew from 170 in 1880 to 533 in 1890 (with over 130 in New York City alone), to 1,901 in 1916 and 3,100 in 1927. "
Judaism USA - - 1,901
units
- 1916 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 62. "In 1880 there were 270 synagogues in this country; by 1890 there were 553; by 1906, 1,769; and in 1916, 1,901. Almost all the new synagogues were those started by East European Jews, and there were perhaps scores or hundreds more that no census reached. "
Judaism USA 3,400,000 - - - 1916 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 25. "The greatest single decade of growth for the Jewish population had been that of 1907-1916, when the number of Jews living in the U.S. had increased from 1.8 million to 3.4 million. "
Judaism USA 3,500,000 - - - 1917 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 969. "The Jewish population continued to grow, from nearly 3.5 million in 1917 to 4.2 million in 1927 to 4.5 million in 1937 to perhaps 5.5 million in 1964. "
Judaism USA 3,400,000 3.30% - - 1917 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 82. "In 1917, it was estimated that there were about 3,400,000 Jews in the country and that they formed about 3.3 per cent of the American population. "
Judaism USA 4,200,000 3.60% - - 1917 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 82. "In 1917, it was estimated that there were about 3,400,000 Jews in the country and that they formed about 3.3% of the American pop. In 1927, it was estimated that about 800,000 had been added by immigration and natural increase and that the Jews formed perhaps 3.6% of the pop. "
Judaism USA 3,389,000 3.27% - - 1917 *LINK* web page: "A REVIEW OF DATA ON JEWISH-AMERICANS " (1998); [Orig. source: "Freedman, J. George, & Falk, Louis A. Jews in American Wars. Washington, DC: The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (1954), Table 5] "Total pop. of U.S. in 1917: 103,690,473; Jewish pop. in U.S. in 1917: 3,389,000; Total number in the Armed Forces of U.S.: 4,355,000; Jews serving in the Armed Forces of U.S. (approx.): 250,000; Percentage of Jews in the total pop.: 3.27%; Percentage of Jews in the Armed Forces: 5.73% "
Judaism USA 3,000,000 - - - 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 USA 3,800,000 3.25% - - 1925 Feldman, Egal. Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America; Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1990); pg. 153. "Between 1881 and 1920, 2,117,000 Jews migrated from eastern Europe to the U.S. Five years later, 3,800,000 Jews resided in the country, constituting 3.25% of the total American population. "
Judaism USA 1,071,405 - - - 1926 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 389. "...1926... The Jewish Congregations reported only heads of families (357,135 persons). " [I've multiplied the head of household figure by 3 to 'guestimate' total adherents]
Judaism USA 4,200,000 - - - 1927 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 969. "The Jewish population continued to grow, from nearly 3.5 million in 1917 to 4.2 million in 1927 to 4.5 million in 1937 to perhaps 5.5 million in 1964. "
Judaism USA - - 3,100
units
- 1927 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 970. "... the number of synagogues grew from 170 in 1880 to 533 in 1890 (with over 130 in New York City alone), to 1,901 in 1916 and 3,100 in 1927. "
Judaism USA - - 3,100
units
- 1927 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 85. "In 1927 there were 3,100 congregations; in 1937, 3,700. The number of synagogue buildings rose by more than 1,000 (from 1,782 to 2,851). "
Judaism USA - - 3,100
units
- 1927 Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1984); pg. 394. "Between the two world wars, the struggling Jewish community saw synagogue growth partly as a means of building a religious identity in the face of attacks by gentiles. In the ten years after 1927, the number of congregations grew from 3,100 to 3,700. "
Judaism USA 4,500,000 - - - 1928 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 267. "The U.S. Jewish population grew from about 250,000 in 1881 to 4.5 million by the late 192s to become the largest in the world. During these years, Jews accounted for about 8% of all immigrants to America. "
Judaism USA - - - - 1935 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 85. "a survey was made of the youth of New York City, in which every tenth person between the ages of 15 & 25 was interviewed. Among other things, they were asked about their atendance at religious services. 72% of the young Jewish men & 78% of all the young Jewish women had attended no religious services at all during the past year. 89% of the young men & 94% of the young women had attended no service during the past week. All during the twenties and thirties studies were made on various campuses of the religious beliefs of college students. Again and again it was discovered that the Jewish students had moved much farther from any religious position than the Catholic and Protestant students. More were atheist, more agnostic... "
Judaism USA 4,500,000 - - - 1937 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 969. "The Jewish population continued to grow, from nearly 3.5 million in 1917 to 4.2 million in 1927 to 4.5 million in 1937 to perhaps 5.5 million in 1964. "
Judaism USA - - 3,700
units
- 1937 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 85. "In 1927 there were 3,100 congregations; in 1937, 3,700. The number of synagogue buildings rose by more than 1,000 (from 1,782 to 2,851). "
Judaism USA - - 3,700
units
- 1937 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 108. "The total number of synagogues in the country did not rise much in 15 years--about 3,700 in 1937 to about 3,900 in 1952. "
Judaism USA - - 3,700
units
- 1937 Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1984); pg. 394. "In the ten years after 1927, the number of congregations grew from 3,100 to 3,700. "
Judaism USA 4,800,000 - - - 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 USA 4,500,000 - - - 1940 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986]; pg. 165. "Between 1870 and 1940 the Jewish population in the United States rose from 0.25 million to 4.5 million people. "
Judaism USA 4,500,000 3.33% - - 1945 *LINK* web page: "A REVIEW OF DATA ON JEWISH-AMERICANS " (1998); [Orig. source: "Freedman, J. George, & Falk, Louis A. Jews in American Wars. Washington, DC: The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (1954)] "Total pop. of U.S.: 135,000,000; Total Jewish pop. of U.S.: 4,500,000... Percentage of Jews in the total pop.: 3.33%; Percentage of Jews in the Armed Forces: 4.23% "
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 19. "The Jewish community of 5 million at the end of the war was represented mainly by the three major groupings of Judaism: Reform Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, and Conservative Judaism. "
Judaism USA 5,200,000 - - - 1946 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 25. "More than half a million Jewish immigrants came to American shores in each of the next three decades as well, bringing the total by the end of World War II to somewhere between 5.0 and 5.2 million. "
Judaism USA - 4.50% - - 1948 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 225. Table: "Distribution of Religios Groups by Class " (includes totals)
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 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 USA - 3.50% - - 1950 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 211. "In terms of self-identification, the American people today are roughly about 66% Protestant, 26% Catholic, and 3.5% Jewish. "
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 1950 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 18. "Close of World War II " (pg. 14); "Roman Catholics made up another 25 million; and Jews, about 5 million. "
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 1951 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 1952 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 1953 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA - 4.40% - - 1953 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 226. Table: "Distribution of Religios Groups by Residence, Rural and Urban " (includes totals)
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1954 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1955 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA - 4.40% - - 1955 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 225. Table: "Distribution of Religios Groups by Educational Level " (includes totals)
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1956 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA - - 3,900
units
- 1956 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 108. "The total number of synagogues in the country did not rise much in 15 years--about 3,700 in 1937 to about 3,900 in 1952. "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1957 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,250,000 - - - 1957 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 146. "It is no accident that about 5,250,000 Jews, nearly half the world's Jewish population, are Americans. "
Judaism USA - 3.10% - - 1957 Spence, Hartzell. The Story of America's Religions; New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1960) [1st printing 1957]; pg. 114. "For 25 years, the raio of Catholics to the total population remained roughly constant: 23% Catholic, 70.8 Protestant, 3.1 Jewish, 3.1% other. Between 1958 and 1960, the number of Roman Catholics increased to 26.1%. "
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 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 USA 5,200,000 - - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957); pg. 148. "Among the approximately four million U.S. synagogue members (out of a total U.S. Jewish population of 5.2 million), some 40% are Orthodox, 30% Conservative and 30% Reform. "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1958 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 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 USA 5,500,000 - - - 1959 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1959 Feldman, Egal. Dual Destinies: The Jewish Encounter with Protestant America; Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press (1990); pg. 188. "By the end of the 1950... Jews had also increased their numerical strength to 5.5 million. "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 240. "Jewish population in U.S.A., 5,500,000. "
Judaism USA 5,367,000 - - - 1960 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 3.20% - - 1960 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 195. "There would seem to be about 5,500,000 Jews in the United States today--rather more perhaps, though some say less--making up about 3.2% of the American people. "
Judaism USA - 4.00% - - 1960 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 46. "Asked to identify theselves in terms of religious 'preference, " 95% of the Americans, according to a recent public opinion survey, declared themselves to be either Protestants, Catholics, or Jews (68% Protestants, 23% Catholics, 4% Jews) "
Judaism USA 5,365,000 - - - 1961 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,509,000 - - - 1962 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,585,000 - - - 1963 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,600,000 - - - 1964 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1964 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 969. "The Jewish population continued to grow, from nearly 3.5 million in 1917 to 4.2 million in 1927 to 4.5 million in 1937 to perhaps 5.5 million in 1964. "
Judaism USA 5,600,000 - - - 1965 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,725,000 - - - 1966 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,725,000 - - - 1967 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,725,000 - - - 1968 Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970; Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census (1975); pg. 391. Table: "Membership of Religious Bodies, 1890 to 1970, & by Major Groups: 1951 to 1970 "; Pg. 389: "The Jewish Congregations report on the number of Jews in communities having congregations. "
Judaism USA 5,720,000 - - - 1968 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 99. "From a population of around 100,000 in 1855, the number of Jews in the United States had reached a total of 5,720,000 by 1968. The first wave of immigrants--refugees from Germany and Poland--numbered some 150,000 and arrived between 1860 and 1870; between 1880 and 1914 they were joined by 2 million Russian and 125,000 Romanian Jews. The last great wave of immigration started in 1933, when Hitler's rise to supreme power led to the flight of 240,000 German and Austrian Jews from Nazi persecution. "


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