The statistics that show the worrying levels of anti-Semitism in UK

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Thursday 15 January 2015 01:00
Graves vandalised at a Jewish Cemetery in Aldershot, Hampshire, in 2005

A new report has shown that anti-Semitic views are more prevalent in the UK than previously believed.

Forty-five per cent of British people agreed with one of four anti-Semitic statements put to them in the Anti-Semitism Barometer Report, while 26 per cent agreed with at least two.

Those statements included "Jews chase money more than other British people" (25 per cent agreed) and "Jews talk about the Holocaust too much in order to get sympathy" (13 per cent agreed).

You can see the full results in this chart below. Click the tab to scroll between questions:

The report, commissioned by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) and carried out by YouGov, coincides with a general rise in anti-Semitic sentiment.

Jewish Britons were also surveyed by CAA to understand their feelings. Over half felt that the anti-Semitism today echoed that of the 1930s, over half said they had witnessed more anti-Semitism in the last two years than ever before and 58 per cent said they felt they had no long-term future in Europe.

These results are shocking wake up call straight after the atrocities in Paris. Britain is at a tipping point: unless antisemitism is met with zero tolerance, it will grow and British Jews will increasingly question their place in their own country.

Britain’s Jews must be shown that they are not alone.

  • Gideon Falter, chairman of the CAA

A nationally representative sample of 3,411 British adults was polled by YouGov, which it describes as twice the number statistically required. Fieldwork was conducted between 23 December 2014 and 11 January 2015. CAA polled 2,230 members of the Jewish community.

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