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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Judaism West Virginia 2,181 0.12% 17
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 West Virginia - 0.10% - - 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 West Virginia 2,000 0.10% - - 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 West Virginia - 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 Wisconsin 34,605 0.71% 35
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 Wisconsin - 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 Wisconsin 35,000 0.70% - - 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 Wisconsin - 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 world 3,500,000 - - - 1830 Palmer, Spencer J. & Roger R. Keller. Religions of the World: A Latter-day Saint View, Brigham Young University: Provo, Utah (1990). [Orig. source: American Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1987]; pg. 148. Table: "World Jewish Population "
Judaism world 12,200,000 - - - 1900 *LINK* "From: p.west@mailbox.uq.edu.au (Peter B. West); Newsgroups: aus.religion, aus.religion.christian, alt.christnet.theology; Subject: Re: Anglicans, Catholics, Buddhists?; Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 " [Orig. source: "From 'The Public Square' by Richard John Neuhaus (1997); First Things 70 (Feb. 1997): 58-74. http://www.firstthings.com/ "] "Barrett... says that in 1900 there were 12.2 million Jews, 15.5 mil. in 1970, 18.2 mil. at present, and he projects that there will be 25.5 million in the year 2025... "
Judaism world 12,200,000 0.80% - - 1900 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan (1993); pg. 23. "In 1990, Jews were 0.8% of the world's population with a total of 12.2 million. "
Judaism world 12,000,000 0.80% - - 1900 *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 world 12,000,000 0.80% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Major Religions of the World "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Last revised 23 June 1999. "Judaism... Numbered 12 million in 1900 (0.8% or world) and 15 million in 1997 (0.25% of world). "
Judaism world 14,500,000 - - - 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 world 17,000,000 - - - 1933 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 world 15,700,000 - - - 1934 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 405. "Of world Jewry estimated at 15,700,000 souls, the great majority, outside of Soviet Russia, would be classified as affiliated with orthodox Judaism. "
Judaism world 18,000,000 - - - 1939 Oxtoby, Willard G. The Meaning of Other Faiths. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press (1983); pg. 45. "The cold-blooded murder of approximately six million Jews--one third of the Jewish population of the world--by the Nazis during World War II may have been abetted by some of the [Christian] theological views expressed above... "
Judaism world 16,030,000 - - - 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 world 18,000,000 - - - 1939 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986]; pg. 166. "The usual estimate of the number of Jews killed during the Nazi years is 6 million, that is, one-third of the entire Jewish population of the world. "
Judaism world - - - - 1940 Kertzer, Morris N. & Lawrence A. Hoffman. What is a Jew (New & Completely Revised Ed.); New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1993); pg. xxviii. "...in the 1930s and 1940s came further persecution of eastern European Jews by Stalin, and (above all) the Nazi massacres, in which almost 40% of the Jewish population of the world lost their lives. "
Judaism world 11,000,000 - - - 1945 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 world - - - - 1945 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990); pg. 33. "...for example, when the Nazis during World War II exterminated more than nine million people, including six million Jews (75% of the European Jewish population)... "
Judaism world 12,000,000 - - - 1945 Oxtoby, Willard G. The Meaning of Other Faiths. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press (1983); pg. 45. "The cold-blooded murder of approximately six million Jews--one third of the Jewish population of the world--by the Nazis during World War II may have been abetted by some of the [Christian] theological views expressed above... "
Judaism world 12,000,000 - - - 1945 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986]; pg. 166. "The usual estimate of the number of Jews killed during the Nazi years is 6 million, that is, one-third of the entire Jewish population of the world. "
Judaism world 11,500,000 - - - 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 world 10,500,000 - - - 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 world 11,800,000 - - - 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 world 11,800,000 - - - 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 world 15,000,000 - - - 1969 Hutchinson, John A. Paths of Faith; New York: McGraw-Hill (1969); pg. 363. "In the twentieth century, [Judaism] is among the world's smaller faiths, numbering some 10 million to 15 million adherents... "
Judaism world 15,500,000 - - - 1970 *LINK* "From: p.west@mailbox.uq.edu.au (Peter B. West); Newsgroups: aus.religion, aus.religion.christian, alt.christnet.theology; Subject: Re: Anglicans, Catholics, Buddhists?; Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 " [Orig. source: "From 'The Public Square' by Richard John Neuhaus (1997); First Things 70 (Feb. 1997): 58-74. http://www.firstthings.com/ "] "Barrett... says that in 1900 there were 12.2 million Jews, 15.5 mil. in 1970, 18.2 mil. at present, and he projects that there will be 25.5 million in the year 2025... "
Judaism world 14,000,000 - - - 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 world 12,000,000 - - - 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, 2 1/2 million in the state of Israel and the remainder distributed over the rest of the world. Some have no religious belief whatsoever but the majority do subscribe to the faith known as Judaism. "
Judaism world 14,000,000 - - - 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 world 14,370,000 - - - 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 world 15,000,000 - - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975); pg. 1262. List of "Major World Religions ": "Today there are close to 15 million Jews in the world, 3/4 of whom live in the U.S., Israel,and the U.S.S.R. "
Judaism world 14,000,000 - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 13. "About three-quarters of the fourteen million Jews in the world today originate from Eastern Europe. "
Judaism world 14,000,000 - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977); pg. 234. "Of the fourteen million Jews in the world today nearly a third are in the Soviet Union... "
Judaism world - - - - 1978 Asheri, Michael. Living Jewish: The Lore and Law of Being a Practicing Jew. New York: Everest House (1978); pg. 207. "In Latin America and the rest of the world [outside U.S.], almost all Jews are Orthodox, in classification if not in practice, although the equivalent of Conservative & Reform congregations do exist, particularly in Canada & the U.K. &, increasingly--as regards Conservative congregations--in Latin America. "
Judaism world 14,530,000 - - - 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 world 14,336,520 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 433. Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Judaism world 14,396,000 - - - 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 world 3,335,000 - - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983); pg. 14. Graphic "World population of jews: "...1982. There are about 14.5 million Jews in the world now, which represents less than 1/2% of the world's population. " Pie chart: Israel 23%; North America: 41%; USSR: 14%; Europe: 10%; South America: 3.4%; Rest of world: 8.6% "
Judaism world 14,500,000 0.50% - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983); pg. 14. Graphic: "...1982. There are about 14.5 million Jews in the world now, which represents less than 1/2% of the world's population. "
Judaism world 14,684,520 0.33% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981 2nd edition; updated since 1977 1st ed.). [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982]; pg. 405. Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Judaism world 14,336,520 0.31% - - 1982 *LINK* Web site: "Urantia Book Fellowship Archives "; web page: "An Introduction to Judaism " [subtitle: "The Religion of Ethical Monotheism "] (viewed 11 April 1999). Written by Meredith Sprunger. "In 1982 Judaism reports 14,336,520 followers. " [Approx. 1982 world pop.: 4.6 billion.]
Judaism world 15,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 49. "Altogether, there are 15 million Jews in the world. "
Judaism world 14,435,900 - - - 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 world - - - - 1983 Oxtoby, Willard G. The Meaning of Other Faiths. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press (1983); pg. 38. "Another national religion, Judaism, has been a 'must' for any short list of religions, even though there are from fifty to a hundred times as many Buddhists, or Christians, or Muslims in the world as there are Jews. This inclusion is partly because of Judaism's significant historical relationship to Christianity and partly because of Jews' status as a minority in Western society. "
Judaism world 14,000,000 - - - 1983 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983); pg. 432. "Judaism is the smallest of the world's major religions, with about 14 million followers. "
Judaism world 12,960,000 - - - 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 world 14,500,000 - - - 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 world 12,500,000 - - - 1986 Barnhart, Joe Edward. The Southern Baptist Holy War. Austin, Texas: Texas Monthly Press (1986); pg. 1. "Well over fourteen million strong, Southern Baptists number a million and a half more than all the Jews throughout the world. "
Judaism world 15,000,000 - - - 1986 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986]; pg. 148. "Although numbering only fifteen million people today, the Jews continue to pursue their destiny with extraordinary joy and enthusiasm. "
Judaism world 12,000,000 - - - 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. "Judaism is centred on a people, the Jews, of whom in the 2nd half of the 20th century there are around 12 million, residing mainly in the USA & Canada, Israel, the Soviet Union, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the U.K., France, & other European countries. "
Judaism world 14,000,000 - - - 1990 Carlisle, Richard (editor), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind vol. 19, Marshall Cavendish: Freeport, NY (1990); pg. 2494. -
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1992 The Baha'is. Leicestershire, United Kingdom: Baha'i Publishing Trust of the U.K. (1994; 1st ed. 1992); pg. 6. Graphic: "Geographic Spread of the World's Independent Religions: Number of countries with significant communities "; [Original source: 1992 Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year]
Judaism world 14,000,000 - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992); pg. 219. "There are around 14 million Jews in the world, but increasingly many of these follow secular practices, even in Israel where it is estimated that around half the Jewish population has secular convictions. "
Judaism world 17,357,000 - - - 1993 Faux, Marian (ed.). The New York Public Library Sudent's Desk Reference. New York: Prentice Hall (1993); pg. 270. Table: "The World's Major Religions: How Big Are They? "; "Estimated number of followers of each religion. "
Judaism world 13,400,000 0.25% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan (1993); pg. 23. "Jews 0.25%. 13.4 million. Growth: -1.3%. Major losses through the Holocaust, secularization and conversion to Christianity. "
Judaism world 13,000,000 - - - 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 world 12,800,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 28-29. "There are 12.8 million Jews who identify themselves as Jewish, thought not all are religious Jews. Over 96 percent live in just 12 states. "
Judaism world 18,200,000 0.30% - - 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 world 14,117,000 0.25% - - 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 world - 0.30% - - 1995 *LINK* web page: "Principal World Religions "; web site: "Supporting Materials: Culture " (Slippery Rock Univ., PA). (viewed 31 Aug. 1999). Graph: "Principal World Religions "; "Last Revised: 10-25-95 "; Christianity 30%; Islam 20%; Hinduism 14%; Buddhism 6%; Judaism .3%; Other 30%.
Judaism world 14,000,000 - - - 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. "


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