World Jewish Population 2012

Sponsor(s): American Jewish Year Book, Berman Institute - North American Jewish Data Bank at the University of Connecticut, The Jewish Federations of North America, University of Connecticut - Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Miami - Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies

Principal Investigator(s): Sergio DellaPergola

Key Findings:

World Jewish Population by Dr. Sergio DellaPergola, originally appeared as Chapter 6 in the 2012 American Jewish Year Book - Volume 109-112. This article is reprinted as North American Jewish Data Bank Current Jewish Population Reports, #7 - 2012 and is posted with permission of Springer, the new publisher of the American Jewish Year Book

The article estimates the World's Jewish population at 13,746,100, an increase of 88,300 (0.65%) over the previous year's revised estimate.

The United States and Israel each accounted for about 40% of the total; another 16 countries (each with more than 18,000 Jews), accounted for another 16% of the total; and another more than 75 countries (each with Jewish populations below 18,000) accounted for the remaining 2%.

Table 1 summarizes 2010 and 2012 estimates worldwide .

Table 2 provides historical estimates of the world's Jewish population since 1945.




Study Notes:

Please see the Links on the left for Jewish population estimates from other years, including the American Jewish Year Book estimates from 1899-2008.

Language: English


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