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Demographic Study of the Jewish Community of Tidewater, Virginia, 1988

Sponsor(s): United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Principal Investigator(s): Leonard Ruchelman

Study Dates: 1988

Population Estimates:

18,850 Jewish persons living in 8,450 households


Adult Jewish Households in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Suffolk.

Sample Size: 650

Sample Notes:

Report notes that the data were gathered from 650 individuals in households with one or more Jewish individuals via a telephone interview survey (RDD 200, List 450).

The sampling universe included Jewish households located in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Suffolk. The sampling procedure utilized a combination of random digit dialing and a Federation list.



Data File.

The data file from study has been placed in a non-public, inactive status by the DataBank, as has the 1982 study data file.

The available data set for 1988 shows N=450. It is not clear in the report why this discrepancy occurs. It is possible that these interviews are the List interviews only, but not a certainty.

Moreover, the 1982 and the 1988 study data files have identical file structures and names - and both include a variable at the end that has categories of 1982, 1988.  

Researchers who want the data file should request it at

The DataBank recommends using the 2001 Tidewater data file instead.

Language: English


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