The number of Americans who believe in anti-Semitic tropes has doubled since 2019 and is now at its highest level in decades, according to a new poll released Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.
The organization called the findings “stunning and sobering.”
More than three-quarters of Americans (85 percent) believe in at least one anti-Jewish lead, compared with 61 percent. in 2019. A total of 20 percent. of Americans believe in six or more leads, compared to 11 percent. since the beginning of the 90s.
“Those of us on the front lines have been expecting these results for some time – and yet the data is still staggering and sobering: there has been an alarming increase in anti-Semitic views and hatred on almost every indicator – levels not seen in decades,” he said. ADL Director General Jonathan A. Greenblatt.
“From Pittsburgh to Charlottesville, to the near-daily harassment of Jews in our largest cities, anti-Semitic beliefs lead to violence. I hope this poll will be a wake-up call for the whole country,” he said.
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“Dual loyalty” was an issue for many respondents, with 39% believing that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the United States. Another 20% believe American Jews have “too much power.”
Twenty-six percent say Jews have “too much power in the business world.”
Twenty-one percent believe Jews “don’t care about anyone but themselves.”
Twenty percent believe that Jews “are more likely than others to use dodgy practices to get what they want.”
The poll found that fifty-three percent believed that Jews would go out of their way to hire other Jews.
23% think Israel gets away with everything and controls the media, and 18% say they feel uncomfortable spending time with a pro-Israel person.
Among young adults under 30, there was “significantly more negative attitudes towards Israel and its supporters.”
Researchers found a significant correlation between belief in anti-Jewish tropes and anti-Israeli sentiment among all respondents.
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“These anti-Israel beliefs are not a commentary on Israeli government policy,” Greenblatt said. “They are anti-Semitism in a different form.”
The survey was conducted online between September and October 2022 on a representative sample of over 4,000 American adults.