Poll: 30% of the British Public Holds at Least One Antisemitic View
JNS.org – A new in-depth survey conducted by the UK-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) found that around 30 percent of the British public hold at least one antisemitic viewpoint.
The report noted, however, that most of the 30 percent polled also held some positive views about Jews.
Further, around 15 percent of the British public indicated they agreed with two or more antisemitic views presented to them, while two percent of British adults polled were found to be “hard-core” antisemites.
The survey was conducted by JPR senior research fellow Dr. Daniel Staetsky using face-to-face interviews and online polls.
In his report on the survey, Staetsky noted that the level of antisemitism in Britain remains among the lowest in the world.
The JPR survey follows reports in August that one in three British Jews have considered leaving the UK over safety concerns related to antisemitism.
In July, police data acquired under British freedom of information laws detailed a 45-percent increase in antisemitic hate crimes in the UK, including verbal and physical abuse as well as vandalism.