Four surveys yield different totals for Haredi population

21.04.2011                      17.Nisan, 5771                      Chel Hamo'ed 1; Tag 2 des Omer

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Four surveys yield different totals for Haredi population

One study put the size of the group at 700,000, and another at 444,000, while a third offered a general estimate of between 630,000 and 700,000 ultra-Orthodox.

There is no clear information on how many ultra-Orthodox people live in Israel, or how belonging to that minority is defined by the state, according to a new report by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The 59-page report, compiled by nine statisticians, compares four studies released by the bureau in recent years – each of which attempted to identify the size of Israel's Haredi population, but with disparate results.

One study put the size of the group at 700,000, and another at 444,000, while a third offered a general estimate of between 630,000 and 700,000 ultra-Orthodox. All data concerns the number of Haredim living in Israel in 2006….