National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) 1971, 1990, 2000-01
The most well known studies of the American
Jewish community have been the National Jewish Population Studies (NJPS)
which were conducted in 1971, 1990, and 2000-01.
We have archived a variety of different resources from the NJPS including data in SPSS format, study instruments and reports.
The U. S. Religious Landscape Survey
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life publication, "The U. S. Religious Landscape Survey," received considerable media attention in early 2008.
The summary of the study as well as a link to the complete report is available from the study page.
Survey of Heritage and Religious Identification (HARI) 2001-02
The Survey of Heritage and
Religious Identification provides an estimate of the Jewish population of the United States and addresses methodological issues in the study of Jewish communities. It was conducted from 2001 through 2002 by Drs. Gary Tobin and Sid Groeneman. The North American Jewish Data Bank is pleased to make available the data set and report from the 2001-2002 national study of Heritage and Religious Identity (HARI), thanks to the kind permission of the study's authors and the Institute of Jewish & Community Research. Surveying the Jewish Population in the United States includes sections on the population estimate derived from the study and methodological issues and challenges facing surveys of the American Jewish population. The data file, the questionnaire, and two reports based on the data are available for download.
National Survey of Religion and Ethnicity (NSRE) 2000
We also have data available from the National Survey of Religion and Ethnicity (NSRE) 2000, which was conducted along with the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01, but includes data from non-Jewish households in the United States.
National Survey of Religious Identity (NSRI) 1990
The National Survey of Religious Identity (NSRI) 1990 was conducted in conjunction with NJPS 1990 in order to review the religious and ethnic composition of the United States.