Europe 2019: 1 in 4 Europeans are anti-Semites, poll finds

Europe 2019: 1 in 4 Europeans are anti-Semites, poll finds

About one in four Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in eastern countries and mostly steady in the west, according to a poll of 14 European countries done for the New York-based Anti-Defamation League.

The poll found anti-Semitic attitudes most prevalent in Poland, where such sentiment rose to 48% of the population from 37% in 2015, and Ukraine, where the rise was even greater– to 46% from 32% in 2016.

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Anti-Semitic views in Hungary were little changed but remained high, increasing from 40% to 42%.

The governments of all three countries deny being anti-Semitic.

In western Europe, the study found anti-Semitic views were either stable or down, with decreases in Britain, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Austria. Denmark and Belgium saw minor increases, while France was unchanged and Sweden had the lowest rate, at 4%.

Italy and Austria both posted significant decreases.