“An enemy dissembles with his speech, Inwardly he harbors deceit.” Proverbs 26:24 (The Israel Bible™)
A new in-depth survey conducted by the U.K.-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) found that around 30 percent of the British public hold at least one anti-Semitic viewpoint.
The report noted, however, that most of the 30 percent polled also held some positive views about Jews.
Further, around 15 percent of the British public indicated they agreed with two or more anti-Semitic views presented to them, while two percent of British adults polled were found to be “hard-core” anti-Semites.
The survey was conducted by JPR senior research fellow Dr. Daniel Staetsky using face-to-face interviews and online polls.
In his report on the survey, Staetsky noted that the level of anti-Semitism in Britain remains among the lowest in the world.
The JPR survey follows reports in August that one in three British Jews have considered leaving the U.K. over safety concerns related to anti-Semitism.
In July, police data acquired under British freedom of information laws detailed a 45-percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the U.K., including verbal and physical abuse as well as vandalism.