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Judaism USA - 2.90% - - 1968 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 161. "The proportion of Jews in the American population, by best estimate, seemed to have declined from 3.7% of the population in 1937 to 2.9% in 1968. "
Judaism USA 5,780,000 - - - 1969 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 6,700,000 3.30% - - 1970 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Judaism USA 5,870,000 - - - 1970 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 6,700,000 - - - 1970 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Fastest-Growing Religious Affiliations in the US "; "Based on increases/decreases between 1970 and 1995 "; Rank: #9; negative 16.4% decrease. Listed in table as 'Jews'. [8 groups listed in this list are there for growth, but two, Jews and Anglicans, are in the list based on high level of CHANGE, in their case, negative change.]
Judaism USA 6,700,000 - - - 1970 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Fastest Growing Religious Affiliations in the US " (Based on increase/decrease in membership between 1970 and 1995).; NOTE: Judaism experienced 16.4% DECLINE.
Judaism USA 6,160,000 - - - 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 USA 5,000,000 - - - 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... "
Judaism USA 6,000,000 - - - 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 USA - 2.00% - - 1971 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: George Gallup, Jr. & Jim Castelli, "The People's Religion: American Faith in the 90's "; New York: Macmillan (1989), pg. 116]; pg. 185. "The rapidly expanding numbers of Muslims will eclipse the 2 percent of Americans who are Jews, a proportion that has held steady since the early 1970s, according to Gallup and Castelli. "
Judaism USA 6,000,000 - - - 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 USA 6,000,000 - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 238. "Numbers are themselves a form of reassurance. It would be difficult to envisage circumstances in which the six million Jews of America could fade out of existence; one is rather less sanguine about the two million Jews scattered in small pockets over the rest of the globe [outside U.S., Russia, & Israel]. "
Judaism USA 6,000,000 - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 241. "...American Jewry, which, with its six million Jews, contains nearly half of the Jewish population of the world, the half, moreover, on which the others are dependent. Israel, certainly, could not have come into existence or continued to exist without the political, financial or moral support of American Jews. The community contains a few Sephardim who can trace their origins back to the Iberian peninsula, some German Jews whose families came over after the 1848 revolution or as refugees from Hitler, but the overwhelming majority of American Jewry is Russian... "
Judaism USA - 1.90% - - 1977 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac: #2; New York: William Morrow & Co.: (1978); pg. 309. United States of America: "Religions: Roman Catholic, 24.1%; Baptist, 13.1%; Methodist, 6.3%; Lutheran, 4.3%; Eastern Orthodox, 2.1%; Presbyterian, 1.9%; Jewish, 1.9%; Episcopal, 1.4%; Latter-day Saints, 1.3%; other or no religion, 43.6% "
Judaism USA 5,680,000 - - - 1977 *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)] "In 1983, there were 5,728,000 persons who identified themselves as Jews in the U.S., comprising 2.4 percent of the population. This is a decline of 48,000 persons from the 1977 figures. "
Judaism USA 5,920,000 - - - 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 USA - 2.00% - - 1980 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Judaism USA 5,860,000 - - - 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 USA 2,706,000 - - - 1982 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Orig. source: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1982. New York: Newspaper Enterprise Association, 1982, pp. 351-352.]; pg. 446. Table: "Religious Membership in the United States "
Judaism USA 5,870,000 - - - 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 USA 5,728,000 2.40% - - 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)] "In 1983, there were 5,728,000 persons who identified themselves as Jews in the U.S., comprising 2.4 percent of the population. This is a decline of 48,000 persons from the 1977 figures. "
Judaism USA 5,710,000 - - - 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 "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1984 Podell, Janet (ed.). Religion in American Life; New York: H. W. Wilson Company (1987); pg. 11. "...Catholics, 25 percent; Jews, 2 percent; other faiths, 8 percent; and non-affiliates, 7 percent. (These figures are based on a composite sample of over 17,000 Americans from the General Social Surveys, from 1972 to 1984... "
Judaism USA 6,000,000 - - - 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 USA - 2.00% - - 1985 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Judaism USA 5,000,000 - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 32. "The American Jewish community of more than five million is the largest Jewish community in the world. "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1989 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Judaism USA 5,515,000 2.20% - - 1990 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1990 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1990 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 216. "The Jewish population of the United States is estimated at 5 - 5.5 million. No reliable statistics are available because--unlike the communities of France and Britain--there is no overall Jewish body representing all strands of religious observance and cultural affiliation. There are, however, Jews in every state of the Union, including Alaska, and a growing numbering in Hawaii, but the majority live in the biggest cities: New York... Chicago, and Los Angeles... "
Judaism USA 5,957,129 - 3,962
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 USA 3,137,000 1.80% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Judaism USA - 0.18% - - 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 USA 5,814,000 - - - 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 124. "Today 5,814,000 American Jews have a widely varying synagogue membership (approximately 50%). "
Judaism USA 3,137,000 - - - 1990 *LINK* web site for Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches (accessed 1998); [Orig. source: Source: Kenneth B. Bedell, editor, Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, annual.]; [Figures obtained from the National Survey of Religious Identification, a survey conducted by the City University of New York in 1990 and published in "One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society, " by Barry Kosmin and S. Lachman (1993)] Table: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches: U.S. Religious Bodies with more than 60,000 Members "; "...prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census... for the 1997 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1991 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1992 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Judaism USA 5,500,000 - - - 1992 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994). [Source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1992.]; pg. 165. "Table 6.1: Membership in Major Faiths in the U.S., 1989-1992 "; Inclusive membership. "Jews (Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform) "
Judaism USA - 3.00% - - 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 USA 6,000,000 - - - 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 USA - 2.00% - - 1992 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: George Gallup, Jr. & Jim Castelli, "The People's Religion: American Faith in the 90's "; New York: Macmillan (1989), pg. 116]; pg. 185. "The rapidly expanding numbers of Muslims will eclipse the 2 percent of Americans who are Jews, a proportion that has held steady since the early 1970s, according to Gallup and Castelli. "
Judaism USA 5,900,000 - - - 1992 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Original sources: University of Massachusetts; National Council of Churches; denominational officials; American Jewish Yearbook.]; pg. 189. Table: "Some Major Religious Groups in the United States "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1992 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "Religious Preference -- National "; Gallup poll question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992); pg. 206-207. Chart
Judaism USA - 1.00% - - 1993 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Judaism USA - 2.20% - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 28-29. map: 22 out of 1000
Judaism USA - 3.20% - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 36-37. "Religious make-up of USA: percentages early 1990s (Sources: D.B. Barrett, ed. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982) " Protestant: 52%; Roman Catholic: 30%; Orthodox Christian: 2.2%; marginal Christian: 3.6%; Jewish: 3.2%; other: 2.3%; non-religious: 6.7%.
Judaism USA - 1.00% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "Religious Preference -- National "; Gallup poll question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Judaism USA - 2.70% - - 1994 Baines, John. The United States (series: Country Fact Files). Austin, Texas: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers (1994); pg. 23. "Other religions represented are Jewish (2.7%), Muslim (1.9%), and Hindu (0.2%). "
Judaism USA - - - - 1994 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "JUDAISM... The largest Jewish community today is in the United States. "
Judaism USA 6,000,000 - - - 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 151. "In the United States nearly six million Jews (more than half of all the Jews in the entire world) live in all fifty states, adding up to 2.5 percent of the American people. "
Judaism USA - 2.50% - - 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 2. "About 2.5% [of Americans] are Jews, most of whom practice Judaism. "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1994 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "Religious Preference -- National "; Gallup poll question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Judaism USA 5,602,000 2.10% - - 1995 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States
Judaism USA 5,900,000 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. Additionally, most large communities have completed Jewish demographic surveys from which the Jewish population can be determined. "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1995 Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997, 117th Edition. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce (Oct. 1997). [Orig. source: Religion in America, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Religion Research Center (1996). Based on surveys conducted by The Gallup Organization, Inc.]; pg. 70. Table: "No. 86. Religious Preference, Church Membership, and Attendance: 1980 to 1995 "; "Covers civilian noninstitutional population, 18 yrs. old and over. Data represent averages of the combined results of several surveys during year or period indicated.]; 5 categories: "Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Other, None "
Judaism USA 5,602,000 - - - 1995 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Fastest-Growing Religious Affiliations in the US "; "Based on increases/decreases between 1970 and 1995 "; Rank: #9; negative 16.4% decrease. Listed in table as 'Jews'. [8 groups listed in this list are there for growth, but two, Jews and Anglicans, are in the list based on high level of CHANGE, in their case, negative change.]
Judaism USA 5,602,000 - - - 1995 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Fastest Growing Religious Affiliations in the US " (Based on increase/decrease in membership between 1970 and 1995).; NOTE: Judaism experienced 16.4% DECLINE.
Judaism USA 4,100,000 - 2,000
units
- 1995 Magida, Arthur J. (ed). How to be a Perfect Stranger: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing (1996); pg. 213. "U.S. synagogues/temples: Over 2,000 total; Reform: 890; Conservative: 800; Reconstructionist: 80; Orthodox: Not available; U.S. membership: 4.1 million total; Reform: 2 million; Conservative: 1.6 million; Reconstructionist: 100,000; Orthodox: 375,000 (estimate); (1995 data fom each denomination's central office, except Orthodox) "
Judaism USA 5,800,000 - - - 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 U.S., 4.4 million in Israel. Canada has the sixth largest population of Jews with 360,000, after France, Russia, and Ukraine. "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Table: "Religious Preference -- National "; Gallup poll question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Judaism USA 5,560,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1996 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999). [Orig. source: George H. Gallup, Jr. Religion in America (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Religion Research Center, 1996).]; pg. 147. "Gallup surveys show that Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are eeach claimed by about 1 percent of Americans (some perspective: 2% profess Judaism; 1%, Eastern Orthodox Christianity; 2% are Mormons). "
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1996 Gallagher, Winifred. Working on God. New York: Random House (1999). [Orig. source: George H. Gallup, Jr. Religion in America (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Religion Research Center, 1996).]; pg. 168. "According to the Princeton Religion Research Center, about 2% of the population--approximately the same percentage as that of Episcopalians or Jews--believe in a cosmic force rather than a personal God. "
Judaism USA - 4.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Roof, Wade Clark. "Religious Kaleidoscope: American Religion in the 1990s " in Temenos 32 (1996), 183-193. (Viewed online, Temenos web site, 30 Jan. 1999). "Relative to Protestants and Catholics, the Jewish population is quite small - about 3 to 4 percent, and has not changed significantly in recent times. "


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