North American Jewish Data Bank


Source: The North American Jewish Data Bank


The North American Jewish Data Bank is the central repository of social scientific studies of North American Jewry. The Data Bank’s primary functions are to (1) acquire, archive, and disseminate quantitative data sets and reports, both contemporary and historical and (2) encourage utilization of the archive through training and provide information about methods for studying Jewish communities. Its goal is to aid in understanding North American Jewish communities, and to improve the quality and utilization of research conducted about North American Jewry.



The Data Bank archives and makes available electronically questionnaires, reports and data files from the National Jewish Population Surveys (NJPS) of 1971, 1990 and 2000-01. The Data Bank is the sole distributor of the NJPS 2000-01 dataset, and has archived a large collection of related materials. In addition to the NJPS studies, the Data Bank provides access to other national Jewish population reports, including the American Jewish Identity Survey (AJIS) and the Survey of Heritage and Religious Identification (HARI), 2002. Approximately 200 local Jewish community studies from the major Jewish communities in North America are also included in the Data Bank holdings.



The North American Jewish Data Bank is a collaborative project of United Jewish Communities and the University of Connecticut's Center for Judaic Studies - and Contemporary Jewish Life and Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

Among the recent items added to the Databank:

• Report on Jewish Data in Pew Study

• AJC 2008 Survey of American Jewish Opinion

• American Jews and the 2008 Election

• Detroit 2005 Geographic Area Report

• Cincinnati 2008

• FAQs on American Jews: Intermarriage

Updated: Jan. 20, 2009