religious affiliation of international migrants

from pew (pew! pew!): Faith on the Move.

nearly three-quarters of all immigrants in the u.s. today (er, well, 2010) are christians (that’s ’cause we’ve got so many mexicans):

39% of immigrants in the e.u. originating from outside the e.u. are muslim:

one-quarter of all jews in the world today have migrated to a new country (a lot of them to israel):

“Of the seven groups considered in this study, Jews have by far the highest level of migration, in percentage terms. About one-quarter of Jews alive today (25%) have left the country in which they were born and now live somewhere else. The proportions of Christians (5%) and Muslims (4%) who have migrated across borders also exceed the global average of 3%.”

370,000 foreign-born jews live in the united states.

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  1. Ant Jew who does not live in the US is insane. The US is the only safe haven for Jews. Israel will be over run, and the Europeans will have another pogrom. Even the Japanese are anti-semitic.

    Having all 12 million or so Jews in the world would be a great advantage to the US.

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  2. Could they be finding anchor populations/distant relatives? Fifth cousin Slomo finally ups stakes in Russia and finds his “American” family in Brooklyn – who’ve been here two generations.

    Looks like 80% of jews head for Israel/Palestine. The remaining 20% head for Anglo (or what used to be Anglo) countries, US, Canada, Australia.

    At least some of them have the sense not to jump into that 5,000 year-old frying pan!

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  3. “Having all 12 million or so Jews in the world would be a great advantage to the US.”

    ahhh, lolz

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  4. Most of those Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Romania, Poland, etc, are old folks who left their countries in the 1960’s and earlier.

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  5. @bob – “Israel will be over run….”

    @wes – “At least some of them have the sense not to jump into that 5,000 year-old frying pan!”

    yeah, man … if i were jewish, i wouldn’t want to live in israel. would make me waaay too nervous living in a region where all the neighbors (muslim arabs) hated me and mine. =/

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  6. @wes – “Could they be finding anchor populations/distant relatives? Fifth cousin Slomo finally ups stakes in Russia and finds his ‘American’ family in Brooklyn – who’ve been here two generations.”

    that could very well be. chain migration is very common in pretty much all populations that migrate, afaik.

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  7. @ihtg – “Most of those Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Romania, Poland, etc, are old folks who left their countries in the 1960′s and earlier.”

    yes, the report includes all immigrants alive in the world today. i was wondering about the moroccan jews in the report — i didn’t think there could be very many jews left in morocco today (wikipedia says the number is ca. 5,500).

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  8. That’s actually relatively a lot for an Arab country.
    Baghdad went from being as Jewish as NYC, in relative proportions, to judenrein.

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  9. @ihtg – “Baghdad went from being as Jewish as NYC….”

    where did they all go? mostly to israel? and when did that happen? (questions, questions! (^_^) )

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  10. Nearly all the Jews in Iraq immigrated to Israel in the years after its establishment (1948-1951), after the enaction of Nuremberg-style laws and some terrorist attacks against them. The remnant, about 10,000, hung around until the Six Day War, after which they quickly left for obvious reasons.
    There’s also a small population of elite Anglophone Iraqi Jews in the UK. Nigella Lawson’s husband is one of these.

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  11. @ihtg – Nearly all the Jews in Iraq immigrated to Israel in the years after its establishment (1948-1951), after the enaction of Nuremberg-style laws and some terrorist attacks against them. The remnant, about 10,000, hung around until the Six Day War, after which they quickly left for obvious reasons.”

    ah ha. that’s what i wondered — if it was sooner rather than later — and most left sooner. makes sense.

    “nuremberg-style laws” — oops! =/

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  12. bob sykes, other than invalidating AIPAC’s raison d’être– a problem itself owed entirely to the dual-loyalties of American Jews, not the existance of Israel– how does the rapid immigration of millions of unassimilated aliens help America, exactly? That kind of thing is more like the cause of our problems, not a solution to any of them.

    But something tells me “Is it good for the Americans?” was not a serious consideration in your logic, however presented.

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