Thursday, January 19, 2023

Americans Believe Jewish Tropes

The Times of Israel reports:
A poll carried out by the organization surveyed the extent to which Americans agreed with various anti-Jewish tropes used since 1964, the year the ADL began monitoring opinions on the matter.

It found that 20% of Americans agreed with six or more of the 11 anti-Jewish statements, a rate not seen since 1992, and 9 percentage points higher than in 2019.

The ADL said agreeing with at least six antisemitic tropes amounts to having “deeply held antisemitic views,” and the survey indicates 52 million Americans fall into that category.

Meanwhile, 85% of Americans believe at least one anti-Jewish trope, compared to 61% in 2019. ...

Among the findings was that 39% of respondents believe Jews are more loyal to Israel than the United States. Advertisement

Also, 20% believe that Jews have “too much power” in the US, 26% say Jews have “too much power in the business world, and 21% agree that Jews “don’t care about anyone other than themselves.”

Over half, 53%, say that Jews will go out of their way to hire other Jews, the ADL found.

The findings indicate antisemitic beliefs that “Jews are too powerful, selfish, foreign, and clannish,” the ADL said.

Results indicated that 3% of the US population — amounting to 8 million people — believes every one of the 11 tropes respondents were quizzed about.

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