Bonus List

COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION WHO ARE JEWISH

The United States has more Jewish people in the world (even more than Israel) with 5,800,000. Israel, of course, has the highest percentage of its population being Jewish. Monaco is #2 due to its small size and a community of Jewish retirees from other countries (including France). Numerous events in the 20th Century, from atrocities during and just before World War II to the formation of Israel in 1948, drastically changed the distribution of Jews around the world.

COUNTRY

1. Israel
2. Monaco
3. United States
4. Canada
5. Uruguay
5. France
7. Hungary
7. Ukraine
9. Moldova
10. Belarus
10. Latvia
PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION
BEING JEWISH
79.2
3.1
2.0
1.1
1.0
1.0
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.6

If Gibraltar were an independent nation, it would rank #3 at 2.2 percent of the population.

Source of Data: World Jewish Congress, 1998.

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