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2020 Annual Assessment

The Annual Assessment’s Demographic Index presents data on the world Jewish population, main demographic trends, and inflection points or major events of the past year. This year, we naturally chose to emphasize the potential impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and the social, economic, and political developments that it has sparked with regard to Jewish migration trends. Beyond the hard data, a fair number of the forecasts that appear here are, necessarily, informed guesses whose actualization should be monitored over the coming months.