Anti-Semitism and Attitudes Toward Israel
The most anti-Semitic Americans have a more negative attitude toward
Israel than does the rest of the U.S. public.
Confirming what the 1992 study showed, the most anti-Semitic group of Americans holds a
significantly more negative view of Israel and the Israeli government than does the rest
of the public.
For instance, the most anti-Semitic group is much more apt to have an unfavorable (49%)
than favorable (28%) impression of the current Israeli government, while among the rest of
the public, reaction to the Israeli government is split almost evenly (34% favorable to
On a range of other questions detailed in the chart on the following page, the most
anti-Semitic Americans are more likely than everyone else to:
- Cast doubts on the need for a close U.S.-Israeli relationship.
- Express concern about Israel's "hidden influence" in the world.
- Question the loyalties of American Jews.
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