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DJN and list samples in the Southwest: Addendum to Lazerwitz

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The DJN sample comes consistently closest to the RDD sample, and the federation sample is consistently the furthest off. The combination list sample falls in the middle but is more similar to the federation sample. The limitations of list samples (even expensive comprehensive ones) are so great as to rule them out of serious consideration in communities such as Denver. The DJN sample, while accurately depicting the community in two areas (age and income), was seriously off in enough of the others to approach it only with great caution. Lazerwitz’s cautions about the representativeness of DJN sample on a national scale are even more true in Denver and other new Jewish communities in the Southwest.

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Phillips, B.A. DJN and list samples in the Southwest: Addendum to Lazerwitz. Cont Jewry 7, 103–109 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02967947

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Keywords

  • Jewish Community
  • Jewish Identity
  • Random Digit Dialing
  • Nonprobability Sample
  • National Jewish Population Survey