How Many Jews in New York?

By Jack S. Cohen

American Jewish Congress, December 22, 1972

The author attempts to provide an estimate of the number of Jews in New York, given that Jewish leadership has rejected any attempts at including questions of religion on census data. Cohen maintains, however, that since no generally reliable data is available, the number of 1,836,000, which is based off of a preliminary survey of "Yom Kippur absences" and "distinctive Jewish names," must be utilized. Ultimately, the author calls for a reassessment of the traditional Jewish bias against inclusion of religious information on census questionnaires, because it is "disastrous" to rely on inaccurate data when developing social policies and programs.

Topic: Census, Demography, Residential Mobility, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: Congress Bi-Weekly

Page Number(s): 12-14

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Genre: Report

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Jack S. How Many Jews in New York?. Congress Bi-Weekly. American Jewish Congress. 22 December 1972: 12-14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5577


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