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Judaism USA 4,300,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Statistics of Muslims in the USA and around the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998] "WORLD '96: 1,800 million Christans 1,780 million Muslims 0,018 million; Jews; The Muslim population is growing at rate 3% a year, while Christianity is dropping to 2.6% a year; USA '96: 140.0 million; Christians; 010.0 milliom Muslims; 004.3 million Jews " [The many spelling errors were on the original web page, and not a mistake by Adherents.com. This web site is obviously presenting erroneous, highly inflated figures for Muslims.]
Judaism USA - 2.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Web site: Pew Research Center (1998): "The Diminishing Divide: American Churches, American Politics " "[among] registered voters... Hispanic Catholics 2%, Mormons 2%, Jews 2%, Orthodox Christians 1% and other religions 2%. "
Judaism USA - 3.00% - - 1996 *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 - - - 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: 1)
Judaism USA 5,602,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997); pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Religious Affiliations in the US "; (Rank: 5)
Judaism USA 5,359,096 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 267,954,764 (1997 est.). Protestant 56%, Roman Catholic 28%, Jewish 2%, other 4%, none 10% (1989)
Judaism USA 6,122,462 - - - 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: #1
Judaism USA 5,200,000 2.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 32, 34. "Almost 2% of the population is Jewish and 0.5% is Muslim. "
Judaism USA 5,800,000 - - - 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. "
Judaism USA - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 267-268. "The United States is home to 5.8 million Jews... "; Pg. 267: "About 70% of American Jews identify themselves as either Conservative or Reform, including many who do not attend services regularly, while another 10% are Orthodox... The American Jewish community also includes secular Jews who do not practice any religious observance but identify themselves a Jewish on the basis of heritage and culture. "
Judaism USA 5,800,000 - - - 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 USA 6,000,000 - - - 1998 McCourt, Frank. "God in America " in Life (Dec. 1998); pg. 61. -
Judaism USA - 2.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Judaism USA 4,300,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "'Other Than Christian' Organizations "; "Some of the following data were estimated from North American figures: "
Judaism USA 4,300,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "Largest Religious Groups: The 16 US faith groups and ethical systems with memberships over 1 million are: "
Judaism USA 6,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Virtual Shabbat CD released to rebuild eroding ranks of practicing Jews " in Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Oct. 1999 (v. online 3 Oct. 99). "Statistics show that up to 70 percent of the nation's 6 million Jews are either inactive or no longer identify themselves with the religion of their childhoods. "
Judaism USA - 3.00% - - 1999 Woodward, Kenneth L. "2000 Years of Jesus " in Newsweek (March 19, 1999); pg. 54. Graphic with poll results: "What is your religious preference? Percent responding: 62% Protestant; 20% Roman Catholic; 7% No Religion; 4% Non-christian; 3% Jewish "
Judaism USA 5,701,000 2.10% - - 2000 1996 Britannica Book of the Year Table: Non-Christian Religious Adherents in the United States. Year 2000 projection done in 1995.
Judaism USA - - - - 2000 Hinckley, Gordon B. Standing for Something: Ten Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes. New York: Random House (2000); pg. xxiii. "Men and women of all denominations have helpe settle this land--Catholics and Protestants, Jews and Greeks, Muslims and Hindus. "
Judaism USA - East - 4.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Tables: "Religious Preference -- Regional "; the East: West Virginia, Pa., Maryland, Del., N.J., N.Y., Conn., R.I., Mass., N.H., Vermont, Maine, Washington D.C.; latest Gallup poll data. Question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Judaism USA - Midwest 689,000 1.10% - - 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 USA - Midwest - 3.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Tables: "Religious Preference -- Regional "; the Midwest: No. Dakota, So. Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minn., Iowa, Missouri, Wis., Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio; latest Gallup poll data. Question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Judaism USA - military - 0.30% - - 2000 *LINK* Estrin, Robin (AP). "Religion in the News " on Excite.News.Com (17 Feb 2000) "Besides the Koran, the containerized chapels offer three versions of the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the Jewish Holy Scriptures. The mats and shawls are in camouflage green... Although the military is dominated by Protestants and Catholics (71 percent of Army personnel identify themselves as Christian, compared with 0.4 percent Muslims and 0.3 percent Jews)... "
Judaism USA - Northeast - 0.50% - - 1880 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 44. "In 1880 the Jewish community numbered about 250,000 [in the U.S.]. Unlike the community we know today, it was not heavily concentrated in the largest cities & in the Northeast. In the West, where they were spread as merchants through every town, the Jews formed 1.5% of the pop., whereas in the Northeast only about one-half of 1 per cent of the population were Jews. "
Judaism USA - Northeast 2,824,000 5.50% - - 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 USA - South 1,244,000 1.40% - - 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 USA - South - 1.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Tables: "Religious Preference -- Regional "; the South: Oklahoma, Texas, Ark., Louisiana, Miss., Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tenn., Ky., Va., N.C., S.C.; latest Gallup poll data. Question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Judaism USA - West - 1.50% - - 1880 Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism (Second Edition); Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1972); pg. 44. "In 1880 the Jewish community numbered about 250,000 [in the U.S.]. Unlike the community we know today, it was not heavily concentrated in the largest cities & in the Northeast. In the West, where they were spread as merchants through every town, the Jews formed 1.5% of the pop., whereas in the Northeast only about one-half of 1 per cent of the population were Jews. "
Judaism USA - West 1,145,000 2.00% - - 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 USA - West - 1.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: Princeton Religion Research Center: "Gallup Religion Data " (Dec 1998) Tables: "Religious Preference -- Regional "; the West: Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado; latest Gallup poll data. Question: "What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or an Orthodox religion such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? "
Judaism Utah - - 1
unit
- 1866 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "135 Years In Utah: First Congregational was first permanent non-LDS church " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). "...June 1866... A few months earlier, Utah's Jewish community began services in the building. Seven years later, in 1873, the state's first formal Jewish synagogue, Congregation B'nai Israel, was established. "
Judaism Utah 2,950 0.17% 1
unit
- 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 Utah - 0.70% - - 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 Utah 4,000 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 Utah 5,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Holy Days: Utahns Observe Rosh Hashana " in Salt Lake Tribune (19 Sept. 1998). "... the state's [Utah's] estimated 3,500-5,000 Jews commemorate the holidays... "
Judaism Utah 5,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Virtual Shabbat CD released to rebuild eroding ranks of practicing Jews " in Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Oct. 1999 (v. online 3 Oct. 99). "Leaders of Utah's estimated 5,000 Jews share Buchwald's alarm, fearing that assimilation, intermarriage and ignorance of their faith's traditions [will] eventually [eliminate] Jewish culture and beliefs... "
Judaism Utah 5,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "Jews and Muslims Finding Common Ground in Utah as Misunderstood Religious Minorities " in Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Mar 2000. "In predominantly Mormon Utah, some 5,000 Jews and 15,000 Muslims make up tiny... religious minorities... Jews... contend they are misconceived -- on one hand cherished as Mormons' distant theological relatives... "
Judaism Utah - 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 Uzbekistan 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 Venezuela 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 Vermont 4,400 0.78% 7
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 Vermont - 1.10% - - 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 Vermont 6,000 1.00% - - 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 Vermont - 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 Virgin Islands (U.S.) 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 Virginia - 1.10% - - 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 Virginia 66,564 1.08% 45
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 Virginia - 1.10% - - 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 Virginia 73,000 1.10% - - 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 Virginia - 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 Washington 33,689 0.69% 19
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 Washington - 0.40% - - 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 Washington 34,000 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 Washington - 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 Washington, D.C. - 4.80% - - 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 "; [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Judaism Washington, D.C. 25,400 4.19% 13
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns.
Judaism Washington, D.C. - 2.30% - - 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. [Geographic region in this table is listed as "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "]
Judaism Washington, D.C. 165,000 - - - 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 Washington, D.C. 2,000 4.50% - - 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 Washington, D.C. 165,000 - - - 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 Washington, D.C. - 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 West Bank 130,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; Excludes East Jerusalem
Judaism West Bank - 17.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,495,683 (July 1997 est.) note: in addition, there are 136,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and 156,000 in East Jerusalem (August 1996 est.). Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%.
Judaism West Bank 52,000 2.00% - - 1999 Stefoff, Rebecca. West Bank/Gaza Strip (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "West Bank: Population: 1.66 million... Ethnic Groups: Palestinian Arabs, 98 percent; Israeli Jews, 2 percent. "
Judaism West Bank 282,200 17.00% - - 1999 Stefoff, Rebecca. West Bank/Gaza Strip (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 71. "The current best estimate of the West Bank's population place it at about 1.66 million people--more than double the population figure in the mid-1980s... About 83% of the West Bank's residents are Palestinian Arabs. Most are Muslim Arabs, although a few are Arab Christians. The remaining 17% of the inhabitants are Jews who have moved into the territory as part of Israel's program to settle the West with new Israeli communities. "


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