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American Public Opinion Polls: Anti-Semitic Propensities in the United States

(Updated May 2017)

Are American Jews more loyal to Israel than to the United States? (ADL, October 2016)

 

YES

NO

1964

30%

70%

1992

35%

65%

1998

31%

69%

2002

33%

67%

2007

31%

69%

2009

30%

70%

2011

30%

70%

2013

30%

70%

2016 31% 69%

Are Jews responsible for the death of Jesus? (ADL, October 2016)

 

YES

NO

2007

27%

73%

2009

29%

71%

2011

31%

68%

2013

25%

75%

2016 30% 70%

Do Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust? (ADL, October 2016)

 

YES

NO

2007

25%

75%

2009

25%

75%

2011

26%

74%

2013

24%

76%

2016 25% 75%

Which of the following organizations do you believe has the most influence on American policy? (ADL, October 2016)

 

2007

2011

2013

2016

NRA

11%

14%

22%

26%

Oil Lobby

25%

22%

28%

23%

Pharmacueticals

24%

24%

24%

25%

Israel Lobby

4%

7%

4%

5%

How serious a problem do you think that prejudice against minority groups is in the United States today; a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not so serious problem, or not a problem at all? (Quinnipiac, March  2017)

 

Total

Very serious

48%

Somewhat serious

29%

Not so serious

15%

Not serious at all

7%

Don't know/No answer

2%

How serious a problem do you think that prejudice against Jewish people is in the United States today; a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not so serious problem, or not a problem at all? (Quinnipiac, March  2017)

 

Total

Very serious

35%

Somewhat serious

35%

Not so serious

19%

Not serious at all

10%

Don't know/No answer

2%

Since the election of Donald Trump, do you believe the level of hatred and prejudice in the U.S. has increased, the level of hatred and prejudice has decreased, or hasn't it changed either way?  (Quinnipiac, March  2017)

 

Total

Increased

63%

Decreased

2%

Hasn't changed

32%

Don't know/No answer

3%

Is anti-Semitism a problem on U.S. college campuses? (AJC, September 2015)

 

Total

Yes, a serious problem

20.4%

Yes, somewhat of a problem

53.8%

No, it is not a problem

23.7%

Do Jews hold too much power in the United States? (ADL, October 2013)

 

YES

NO

1992

31%

69%

1998

11%

89%

2002

20%

80%

2007

15%

85%

2009

13%

87%

2011

14%

86%

2013

14%

86%

Do Jews control Wall Street? (ADL, October 2013)

 

YES

NO

1964

30%

70%

1992

27%

73%

1998

16%

84%

2002

20%

80%

2007

18%

82%

2009

15%

85%

2011

19%

81%

2013

17%

83%

Are Jews generally shady in business practices? (ADL, October 2013)

 

YES

NO

1964

42%

58%

1992

21%

79%

1998

13%

87%

2002

19%

81%

2007

17%

83%

2009

13%

87%

2011

15%

85%

2013

15%

85%


Sources: Anti-Defamation League (October 2013, October 2016)