The global population grows by roughly 1.4% each year, yet in a recent study, the global Jewish population grew by just 0.3%. That means the Jewish population is shrinking, compared to the rest of the world’s population.
Of the 13.3 million Jews in the world, almost 40% live in Israel, and a whopping 46%(6.5 million) live in the United States! In all, 90% of the Jewish population resides in just five countries — The U.S., Israel, France, Canada, Britain and Russia.
Prior to World War II, the Jewish population was over 17 million people. It dropped to nearly 11 million following the Holocaust, and although it rebounded to 12 million within 13 years, it took another 40 years to gain another million people.
What does the future hold for the Jews? One study suggested that by 2080 the Jewish population in Israel would double to roughly 10 million Jews, while the American Jewish population would decline by almost one-third.
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To read more about these statistics, please visit our source. All statistics are based on a 2001 study. Statistics vary.