Lisa, you should check out the statistics of Jewish people in world before the Holocaust. The percentage was much higher back then... And with intermarriage and assimilation the numbers are going down little by little.
Moe, I find it shocking that you have never met a Jewish person! My area has a very large Jewish population and we all seem to know each other.
My area that is also populated with many different cultures and religions. I have been lucky to meet and get to know a wide range of people. I also have been lucky to be able to practice my religion without problems.