The number of Americans who believe anti-Semitic tropes has doubled since 2019

The number of Americans who believe anti-Semitic tropes has doubled since 2019

The number of Americans who believe anti-Semitic tropes has doubled since 2019

The number of Americans who believe in anti-Semitic tropes has doubled since 2019 and is now at the highest level in decades, according to a new poll released Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

The organization called the findings “staggering and sobering”.

More than three-quarters of Americans (85%) believe in at least one anti-Jewish trope, up from 61% in 2019. In total, 20% of Americans believe in six or more tropes, up from 11% in 2019 and rate not seen. since the early 1990s.

“Those of us on the front lines have been expecting such results for some time now – and yet the data is still staggering and sobering: there is an alarming increase in anti-Semitic views and hatred in nearly every indicator – at levels not seen in decades,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt.

“From Pittsburgh to Charlottesville to the almost daily harassment of Jews in our largest cities, anti-Semitic beliefs lead to violence. I hope this investigation is a wake-up call for the whole country,” he said.

“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% think American Jews have “too much power.”

Twenty-six percent say Jews have “too much power in business,”

Twenty-one percent think Jews “don’t care about anyone but themselves.”

Twenty percent think Jews “are more willing than others to use shady practices to get what they want.”

Fifty-three percent think Jews will go out of their way to hire other Jews, according to the poll.

Antisemitic graffiti is written on Congregation Beth Jacob of Irvine on October 31, 2018 in Irvine, California.  Anti-Semitism in the United States has recently come to the fore following the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

File/Antisemitic graffiti is written on Congregation Beth Jacob of Irvine on October 31, 2018 in Irvine, California. Anti-Semitism in the United States has recently come to the fore following the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Allen Berezovsky/Getty)

Twenty-three percent think Israel gets away with anything and controls the media, and 18% say they are not comfortable spending time with a pro-Israel person.

There was “significantly more negative sentiment toward Israel and its supporters” among young adults under 30.

The researchers found a substantial correlation between belief in anti-Jewish tropes and anti-Israel sentiment among all respondents.

“These anti-Israel beliefs are not commentary on Israeli government policies,” Greenblatt said. “They are anti-Semitism in another form.”

The survey was conducted online between September and October 2022 among a representative sample of more than 4,000 American adults.

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