Attitudes Toward Jews in Ten European Countries

(2012)


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Percent responding "probably true" to the following statements:

 
"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
47%
30%
38%
45%
France
45%
35%
29%
35%
Germany
52%
22%
24%
43%
Holland
47%
10%
17%
31%
Hungary
55%
73%
75%
63%
Italy
61%
39%
43%
48%
Norway
58%
21%
23%
25%
Poland
61%
54%
54%
53%
Spain
72%
60%
67%
47%
UK
48%
20%
22%
24%

Percent responding "strongly agree + somewhat agree," "yes," and "worse," respectively to the following statements and questions:

 
"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
18%
37%
61%
France
14%
12%
62%
Germany
14%
34%
58%
Holland
16%
25%
85%
Hungary
38%
27%
80%
Italy
15%
26%
54%
Norway
19%
39%
78%
Poland
46%
27%
50%
Spain
21%
29%
59%
UK
18%
23%
60%

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

 
2009
2012
Anti-Jewish Feelings
Anti-Israel Sentiment
Anti-Jewish Feelings
Anti-Israel Sentiment
Austria
39%
22%
45%
30%
France
39%
25%
45%
29%
Germany
37%
25%
46%
31%
Holland
--
--
30%
49%
Hungary
48%
17%
51%
28%
Italy
--
--
47%
35%
Norway
--
--
19%
56%
Poland
48%
17%
50%
24%
Spain
26%
38%
27%
41%
UK
30%
26%
32%
34%

Do you think your government is doing enough to ensure the safety and security of its Jewish citizens?

 
Yes
No
Austria
74%
16%
France
58%
25%
Germany
77%
16%
Holland
64%
16%
Hungary
73%
23%
Italy
47%
38%
Norway
65%
25%
Poland
60%
33%
Spain
50%
25%
UK
60%
23%

The percentage of people surveyed in each country who answered "probably true" to at least 3 of the 4 traditional anti-Semetic stereotypes tested (which you can find at the top of this page):

 
2009
2012
Austria
30%
28%
France
20%
24%
Germany
20%
21%
Hungary
47%
63%
Poland
48%
48%
Spain
48%
53%
UK
10%
17%

Source: Anti-Defamation League
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