Thursday, November 03, 2011

Poll: Anti-Semitism on the Rise in US

Gee, you think? Well, it shouldn't come as a surprise to any casual observer of the ugly anti-Semitism so prevalent among the Occupy Wall Street mob.
Age-old stereotypes about Jews, money and power still remain, a nationwide poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League shows.

A nationwide US survey released by the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday, found that anti-Semitic tendencies had increased, slightly but significantly.

Results showed that 15 percent of Americans hold anti-Semitic views, 3% more than in results of a similar poll carried out in 2009, and dropping back to levels of anti-Semitism found in 2007 and 2009.

The 2011 Survey of American Attitudes Toward Jews in America, a national telephone survey of 1,754 adults, was conducted October 13-23 by Marttila Strategies of Washington, DC and Boston. The margin of error is +/-2.8%.

"The fact that anti-Semitic attitudes have increased significantly over the past two years is troubling and raises questions about the impact of broader trends in America – financial insecurity, social uncertainty, the decline in civility and the growth of polarization – on attitudes toward Jews," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "It is disturbing that with all of the strides we have made in becoming a more tolerant society, anti-Semitic beliefs continue to hold a vice-grip on a small but not insubstantial segment of the American public."

Among the findings, the poll demonstrated that stereotypes about Jews, money and Jewish power still remain.

19% of Americans answered "probably true" to the statement "Jews have too much control/influence on Wall Street," an increase from 14% in 2009.

"The stereotypes about Jews and money endure, and the fact that more Americans are now accepting these statements about Jews as true suggests that the downturn in the economy, along with the changing demographics of our society, may have contributed to the rise in anti-Semitic sentiments," said Foxman. "Once again the old anti-Semitic standbys about Jewish loyalty, the death of Jesus and Jewish power remain strong."
It didn't receive much attention, but Foxman did notice the "occupiers" who've taken Jew hatred to new levels. Democrats, however, still solidly endorse this nonsense. Haven't seen any condemning idiocy like this:


M. Simon said...

Jew hatred in America peaked in 1944. Shortly before Eisenhower marched his troops through the camps. So that they would never forget. Now that most of them are dead....

Paul Manner said...

The elephant in the room is the anti-semitism of Hispanics and Blacks.  When you look at the attitudes of white Americans, who are almost invariably characterized as racists, less than 10% hold anti-semitic viewpoints.  Those percentages are 3-4x higher for Hispanics and Blacks.  Maybe we should be addressing that.

GWHH said...

our current president is an anti-semtic.  why would it go down than?