(JNS) The number of Jews worldwide stands at roughly fifteen point two million, according to statistics released by the Jewish Agency for Israel on the eve of the Jewish new year 5782.

That number is up from fifteen point one million the last Jewish new year (5781).

The number of Jews in Israel is nearly six point nine million (compared to six point eight million in 5781). The number of Jews living outside the land of Israel is eight point three million, of which six million are in the United States, according to an Israeli government press statement.

The percentage of Jews living in Israel out of all the Jews in the world stands at forty-five point three percent, an increase of half a percent over the previous year. The estimated number of Jews in the United States increased by three hundred thousand following a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

The numbers include those who define themselves as Jews and don’t identify with another religion.

The updated estimates by Professor Sergio Della Pergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be published in the American Jewish Year Book 2021.

Updated Jewish population figures from additional countries include:

France: four hundred and forty-six thousand

Canada: there hundred and ninety-three thousand

Great Britain: two hundred and ninety two thousand

Argentina: one hundred and seventy-five thousand

Russia: one hundred and fifty thousand

Germany: one hundred and eighteen thousand

Australia: one hundred and eighteen thousand

Brazil: ninety-one thousand five hundred

South Africa: fifty-two thousand

Ukraine: forty-three thousand

Hungary: forty-seven thousand

Mexico: forty thousand

The Netherlands: thirty thousand

Belgium: twenty-nine thousand

Italy: twenty-seven thousand

Switzerland: eighteen thousand five hundred

Chile: sixteen thousand

Uruguay: sixteen thousand

Sweden: fifteen thousand

Turkey: fourteen thousand five hundred

Spain: thirteen thousand

Austria: ten thousand

Panama: ten thousand

An estimated twenty-seven thousand Jews live in Arab and Muslim states: fourteen thousand five hundred in Turkey, nine thousand five hundred in Iran, two thousand in Morocco and around one thousand in Tunisia.

Another thirty-eight countries have Jewish populations of 500 or fewer.

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