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ADL Survey: Attitudes Toward Jews in 12 European Countries -- Country by Country Results

Posted: June 7, 2005

Austria Belgium Denmark France
Germany Netherlands Hungary Italy
Poland Spain Switzerland United Kingdom


Anti-Jewish sentiment in Austria

1) More than a third of Austrian respondents, 38 percent, believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Austria.

2) 24 percent of respondents in Austria think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) Additionally, 33 percent believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) 46 percent of Austrian respondents believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 16 percent of Austrian respondents agree that the Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) More than a third of Austrian respondents, 36 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by the actions of the State of Israel.  Of those, 49 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 39 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 27 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in Belgium

1) 41 percent of Belgian respondents believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Belgium.

2) A third thinks that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) Additionally, 33 percent of those surveyed in Belgium believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) 41 percent believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 19 percent of Belgian respondents agree that the Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) 28 percent say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by the actions of the State of Israel.  Of those, 63 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 41 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 23 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in Denmark

1) 43 percent of Danish respondents believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Denmark.

2) 11 percent of respondents in Denmark think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) 21 percent believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) More than a third, 35 percent, believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 21 percent of Danish respondents agree that the Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) 34 percent say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by the actions of the State of Israel.  Of those, 39 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) The majority of those surveyed in Denmark, 65 percent, believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 10 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in France

1) 29 percent of French respondents believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to France.

2) A quarter of respondents in France think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) 24 percent believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) More than a third, 34 percent, believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 13 percent of French respondents agree that the Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) 15 percent say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by the actions of the State of Israel.  Of those, 38 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 36 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 20 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in Germany

1) Half of German respondents believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Germany.

2) 20 percent of respondents in Germany think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) 24 percent believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) 48 percent believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 18 percent agree that Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) 31 percent say that there opinion of Jews is influenced taken by the State of Israel.  Of that 31 percent, 50 percent say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 43 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 27 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


 Anti-Jewish sentiment in the Netherlands

1) More than a third of Dutch respondents, 36 percent, believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Holland.

2) 18 percent of respondents in the Netherlands think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) 19 percent believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) 34 percent believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 18 percent of those surveyed in the Netherlands agree that Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) More than a quarter, 26 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by actions taken by the State of Israel.  Of that 26 percent, more than half, 62 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 44 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 20 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in Hungary

1) More than a third of Hungarian respondents, 38 percent, believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Hungary.

2) A majority of respondents in Hungary, 55 percent, think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) An equal number of those surveyed in Hungary 55 believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) 46 percent believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 20 percent of Hungarian respondents agree that the Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) 22 percent say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by the actions of the State of Israel.  Of those, 39 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 27 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 17 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in Italy

1) A majority of Italian respondents, 55 percent, believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Italy.

2) 33 percent of respondents in Italy think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) 20 percent believe Jewish business people are so shrewd that others do not have a fair chance to compete.

4) 49 percent of those surveyed in Italy believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 14 percent of Italian respondents agree that the Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) A quarter of Italian respondents say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by the actions of the State of Israel.  Of those 25 percent, 51 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 39 percent of Italian respondents believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 32 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in Poland

1) A majority of Polish respondents, 52 percent, believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Poland.

2) 43 percent of respondents in Poland think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) An equal 43 percent believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) More than half of Polish respondents, 52 percent, believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 39 percent of Polish respondents agree that the Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) More than a quarter, 28 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by the actions of the State of Israel.  Of those, 42 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 21 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 34 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in Spain

1) A majority of Spanish respondents, 51 percent, believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Spain.

2) 45 percent of respondents in Spain think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) More than half, 54 percent, believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) 46 percent believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 20 percent of those surveyed in Spain agree that Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) More than a third, 37 percent, say that there opinion of Jews is influenced taken by the State of Israel.  Of that 37 percent, 69 percent say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 31 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 18 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.
 

Anti-Jewish sentiment in Switzerland

1) More than a third of Swiss respondents, 38 percent, believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to Switzerland.

2) 26 percent of respondents in Switzerland think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) 29 percent believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) Nearly half of those surveyed in Switzerland, 48 percent, believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 19 percent agree that Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) 41 percent say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by actions taken by the State of Israel.  Of that 41 percent, more than half, 60 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

7) 46 percent Swiss respondents believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 27 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.


Anti-Jewish sentiment in the UK

1) More than a third of British respondents, 39 percent, believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to England.

2) 14 percent of respondents in England think that Jews have too much power in the business world.

3) 16 percent believe that Jews have too much power in international financial markets.

4) More than a quarter, 28 percent, believe that Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.

5) 20 percent agree that Jews are responsible for the death of Christ.

6) 26 percent say that their opinion of Jews is influenced by actions taken by the State of Israel. 

7) Of that 26 percent, more than half, 56 percent, say that their opinion of Jews is worse as a result of actions taken by Israel.

8) 33 percent believe that the source of the current violence directed against Jews in Europe is a result of anti-Israel sentiment, while 24 percent believe the source of the violence is anti-Jewish feelings.

 


 

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