Adherents of Judaism

Definition: Adherents of Judaism
14 million

About 14 million people worldwide, which is about 0.2% of the global population, belong to the Jewish religion.


  1. The Global Religious Landscape: Jews.” Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life. 18 December 2012. "There are about 14 million Jews around the world, representing 0.2% of the global population. This estimate is based on the number of people who self-identify as Jewish when asked about their religion on national censuses and large-scale surveys. However, the worldwide figure could be larger if a broader definition (such as having a Jewish grandparent) or smaller if a tighter definition (such as an unbroken line of matrilineal Jewish descent) were imposed."
  2. Rich, Tracey R. Judaism 101. "Most estimates I have seen suggest that there are about 13-14 million Jews in the world. The vast majority of these Jews live in either the United States and Israel; Israel with over 6 million Jews and America with about 5.5 million. There are about 1.5 million Jews in Europe (a third of them in France)."
  3. “World Jewish Population.” . "At the beginning of 2013, the world’s Jewish population was estimated at 13,854,800—an increase of 101,500 (0.74%) over the 2012 revised estimate (DellaPergola 2010, 2012). The world's total population increased by 1.16% in 2012 (Population Reference Bureau 2012). World Jewry hence increased at less than two thirds the general population growth rate. "

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Title Adherents of Judaism
Last UpdatedFebruary 2, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/judaism/adherents
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MLA Citation “Adherents of Judaism.” ReligionFacts.com. 2 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021. <religionfacts.com/judaism/adherents>