Please note that this chart is from a previous study
The Anti-Defamation League recently released results of a massive survey. The sad news is that anti-Semitism is widespread. Neil J. Kressel, whose book "Sons of Pigs and Apes" I recently reviewed on this blog (here) wrote in the New York Post that much more attention should be paid to the ADL study than is currently being paid. "No Ignoring a Billion Anti-Semites" appeared in the New York Post on May 15, 2014.
Here is an excerpt from Dr. Kressel's New York Post article:
There are 1.09 billion anti-Semites in the world today. That’s right: more than a billion — about 135 for every Jew.
These are bigots who believe Jews are greedy, unethical manipulators who control the world and cause everything bad: 9/11. Financial crises. Communism. Dyspepsia. Name it.
It’s a stunning, hard-to-believe figure. But it comes from one of the most credible, comprehensive studies on the subject ever. And in an honest, sane, fair world, it would be a clarion call for immediate, steadfast action.
The study, released Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League, included 53,100 respondents. Interviews were conducted in 96 languages in more than 100 countries. How did the researchers decide who is an anti-Semite?...
Americans (along with Australians, British and a few others) typically score among the most tolerant in the world. Indeed, many Americans have very positive attitudes toward Jews…
Disproportionately, anti-Semites hail from (no surprise) the Middle East and North Africa, where nearly three out of four endorse a whole slew of anti-Jewish beliefs. Some 92 percent of Iraqis, for example, qualified as anti-Semites, as did 69 percent of Turks.
Still, 880 million anti-Semites do not live in the Middle East or North Africa. The disease is global: Among Poles: at least 45 percent qualify as anti-Semites. Greeks: 69 percent. Malaysians: 61 percent. Russians: 30 percent. Spaniards: 29 percent. Germans: 27 percent. (They say the Germans will never forgive the Jews for the Holocaust.)… Among those worldwide who have heard of the Holocaust, (54 percent), about one in three believes it is either a myth or has been greatly exaggerated.
In the Middle East and North Africa, that figure is nearly two in three. And the problem is getting worse. Young people are less likely to know about the Holocaust and less likely to accept what historians say about it.
New York Magazine published an article, "The ADL's Flawed Anti-Semitism Survey," that is critical of the study. You can read that here.
You can read Dr. Kressel's full article here.
You can access the ADL study here.