The Study of Man: Jewish-Gentile Intermarriage: Facts and Trends
AMERICAN Jews have always been keenly interested in their rate of intermarriage, perhaps precisely because it has been such a difficult statistic to come by- coupled with the fact that it is the common assumption that a high rate of intermarriage spells the end of Judaism, and with it the heritage and way of life that Judaism represents.
This writer believes that the American Jewish intermarriage rate can now be reliably estimated at between 5 and 10 per cent. That is, for every 100 married couples in which either one or both parties are Jews, between 5 and 10 couples are intermarriages. (This figure is, of course, higher than the proportion of the individual intermarried Jews in the total number of spouses. That proportion would be be- tween 2.6 and 5.6 per cent.)
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