NJPS 2000

The Numbers Game

Staff Writer
Demography experts say the changes made in the National Jewish Population Survey 2000 methodology may make it impossible to compare 1990s reality to today’s. Several potentially important alterations were made to the interview questions, they said, and there are “methodological consequences related to the way people are interviewed,” said Egon Mayer, chairman of the sociology department at Brooklyn College and a member of the NJPS 2000 technical advisory committee.
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