(JNS.org) A new Anti-Defamation League (ADL) survey has found that 12 percent of Americans hold anti-Semitic views, a 3-percent decline since the organization’s previous poll in 2011.
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Fourteen percent of the poll’s participants said Jews have too much power in the U.S. Thirty percent of Americans still believe that that American Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the U.S. About one-quarter of respondents agreed that Jews still talk too much about the Holocaust, and 26 percent still blame Jews for the death of Jesus Christ.
ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said the poll, which comes during ADL’s centennial, “causes us to take a broader perspective, to appreciate how far we have come in 100 years.”
“In 1913 there were no surveys like this, but anti-Semitism was rife in public and private expressions, in universities, jobs and neighborhoods. In 1964, when we did our first survey, we found that 29 percent of Americans held anti-Semitic views,” he said.