Hey, guess who 31% of Europeans blame for the financial crisis. Go on. Just guess.
An Anti-Defamation League report published on Tuesday showed that nearly half of the Europeans surveyed believe Jews are not loyal to their country and more than one-third believe they have “too much power” in business and finance.
The study further showed that 31% of the respondents across Europe blame Jews in the financial industry for the current global economic crisis.
A comparison with the 2007 survey indicates that levels of anti-Semitism have remained steady in six of the seven countries tested.
The United Kingdom was the only country in which there was a marked decline. Meanwhile, the percentage of those believing that Jews “have too much power in the business world” increased by 7% in Hungary, 6% in Poland and 5% in France.
Overall, nearly half of those surveyed in the seven countries believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their own country. A majority of respondents in Germany, Poland and Spain believe that this statement is “probably true;” in Spain, it is 64%.
Large portions of the European public continue to believe that Jews “talk about the Holocaust too much.” Overall, 44% of those surveyed believe this statement is “probably true”. A majority of respondents in Austria, Hungary and Poland believe it to be true.
Given the choice, I think I’d feel much safer as a Muslim in Alabama than as a Jew in France.