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Survey finds ‘classical fascist’ antisemitic views widespread in U.S.

ADL – Antisemitic Attitudes in America: Topline Findings

  • Widespread belief in anti-Jewish tropes, at rates unseen for decades – Over three-quarters of Americans (85 percent) believe at least one anti-Jewish trope, as opposed to 61 percent found in 2019. Twenty percent of Americans believe six or more tropes, which is significantly more than the 11 percent that ADL found in 2019 and is the highest level measured in decades.
  • Substantial rates of Israel-focused antisemitism – Many Americans believe in Israel-oriented antisemitic positions – from 40 percent who at least slightly believe that Israel treats Palestinians like Nazis treated the Jews, to 18 percent who are uncomfortable spending time with a person who supports Israel.
  • Trope-focused and Israel-focused antisemitism appear to overlap significantly – There is a nearly 40 percent correlation between belief in anti-Jewish tropes and anti-Israel belief, meaning that a substantial number of people who believe anti-Jewish tropes also have negative attitudes toward Israel.
  • Young adults have more anti-Israel sentiment than older generations, and only marginally less belief in anti-Jewish tropes – While young adults (between the ages of 18 and 30) show less belief in anti-Jewish tropes (18 percent believe six or more tropes) than older adults (20 percent believe six or more tropes), the difference is substantially less than measured in previous studies. Additionally, young adults hold significantly more anti-Israel sentiment than older adults, with 21 percent and 11 percent agreeing with five or more anti-Israel statements, respectively…”

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