Survey Reveals Deep Concern About Rising Antisemitism in U.S.

Stand for Israel  |  October 29, 2019

anti-Semitism graffiti

The Fellowship has worked to provide security for hundreds of thousands of Jewish people in over 180 cities in Israel and around the world, including France, Belgium, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, Spain, and Turkey, where threats from terrorism and anti-Semitism are evident. Sadly, such hatred and rising anti-Semitism continues – even in the U.S.

Stand for Israel already noted that a new survey says 9 out of 10 Jews in the U.S. believe rising anti-Semitism is a problem. Now, writers at eJewish Philanthropy take a closer look at the results of this survey by the American Jewish Committee, and what it means for American Jews:

“American Jews could not be clearer about the reality of antisemitism in the U.S.,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “Our survey provides, for the first time, an in-depth assessment of American Jewish perceptions of, and experiences with, antisemitism in their own country. This hatred is real, comes from multiple sources, and is growing. It needs to be taken seriously and dealt with in a sustained, multi-pronged response.”

American Jews Targeted

Nearly a third, 31%, of the Jews polled have avoided publicly wearing, carrying or displaying things that might help people identify them as Jews. 25% avoid certain places, events, or situations at least some of time out of concern for their safety or comfort as Jews.

One-third of American Jews say Jewish institutions with which they are affiliated have been targeted by antisemitic attacks, graffiti, or threats.