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Judaism Family

Judaism is a monotheistic and ethnic religion that encompasses the religious, cultural, and legal tradition of the Jewish people. For religious Jews, Judaism is the expression of the covenant that God established with Abram, Moses, and other Hebrew prophets. Based on the Hebrew Bible (including the Torah) and the Talmud, Judaism stresses careful observance of the rites and practices given in the Torah. Both Christianity and Islam are identified as Abrahamic traditions tracing their history back to the Jewish religion. There are several Jewish traditions, including Orthodox, Conservative, Reform Judaism, and Reconstructionist.

Maps: Judaism Family1

Adherence Rate per 1,000 (2020)

Congregations (2020)

Top 5 Judaism Family States (2020)1 [View all states]

Rank State Adherents Adherence Rate
1 New York 759,351 37.60
2 District Of Columbia 18,245 26.50
3 New Jersey 196,591 21.20
4 Maryland 77,368 12.50
5 Connecticut 38,288 10.60

Top 5 Judaism Family Counties (2020)1 [View all counties]

Rank County Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Rockland County, New York 64,860 191.70
2 Kings County, New York 288,451 105.40
3 Ocean County, New Jersey 51,310 80.50
4 Fairfax city, Virginia 1,802 74.60
5 New York County, New York 100,623 59.40

Top 5 Judaism Family Metro Areas (2020)1 [View all Metro Areas]

Rank Metro Area Adherents Adherence Rate
1 Vineyard Haven, MA Micro Area 950 46.10
2 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 873,318 43.40
3 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area 25,408 36.40
4 Burlington, IA-IL Micro Area 1,385 30.60
5 Hailey, ID Micro Area 540 21.30

Judaism Family: Adherence Rates (1980 - 2020)1

Group Tradition Adh. Rate 2020 Adh. Rate 2010 Adh. Rate 2000 Adh. Rate 1990 Adh. Rate 1980
Church of God and Saints of Christ Other Christians
Conservative Judaism Judaism 1.26 1.63
Jewish Congregations Judaism 21.82 24.05 3.57
Orthodox Judaism Judaism 2.84 3.07
Reconstructionist Judaism Judaism 0.12 0.13
Reform Judaism Judaism 2.00 2.48


1 The 2020 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include data for 372 religious bodies or groups. Of these, the ASARB was able to gather data on congregations and adherents for 217 and on congregations only for 155. [More information on the data sources]

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