Attitudes Toward Jews in Twelve European Countries

(2005)


Percent responding "probably true" to the following statements: (ADL, May 2005)

 
"Jews are more loyal to Israel than to this country"
"Jews have too much power in the business world"
"Jews have too much power in international financial markets"
"Jews still talk to much about what happened to them in the Holocaust"
Austria
38%
24%
33%
46%
Belgium
41%
33%
33%
41%
Denmark
43%
11%
21%
35%
France
29%
25%
24%
34%
Germany
50%
20%
24%
48%
Holland
36%
18%
19%
34%
Hungary
37%
55%
55%
46%
Italy
55%
33%
32%
49%
Poland
52%
43%
43%
52%
Spain
51%
45%
54%
46%
Switzerland
38%
26%
30%
48%
UK
39%
14%
16%
28%


Percent responding "strongly agree + somewhat agree," "yes," and "worse," respectively to the following statements and questions: (ADL, May 2005)

 
"The Jews are responsibile for the death of Christ" Agree strongly + somewhat:
"Is your opinion of Jews influenced by actions taken by the state of Israel?" Yes:
Of those who answered yes to the previous question, "Is your opinion of Jews better or worse?" Worse:
Austria
16%
36%
49%
Belgium
19%
28%
63%
Denmark
22%
34%
39%
France
13%
15%
38%
Germany
18%
31%
50%
Holland
18%
26%
62%
Hungary
20%
22%
39%
Italy
14%
25%
51%
Poland
39%
28%
42%
Spain
20%
37%
69%
Switzerland
19%
41%
59%
UK
20%
28%
56%

 

In your opinion, is the violence directed against European Jews a result of anti-Jewish feelings or a result of anti-Israel sentiment? (ADL, May 2005)

 
Anti-Jewish Feelings
Anti-Israel Sentiment
Austria
27%
39%
Belgium
23%
41%
Denmark
10%
65%
France
20%
36%
Germany
27%
43%
Holland
20%
44%
Hungary
17%
27%
Italy
32%
39%
Poland
34%
21%
Spain
18%
31%
Switzerland
27%
46%
UK
24%
33%