Negative perception of Jews in Britain is greater than what is generally reported, a new poll reveals.
According to the YouGov poll, which was commissioned by the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) to survey the British population’s attitudes toward Jews in 2018 and 2019, the general attitude toward is shared by wide swaths of the population in the kingdom.
Respondents were asked whether “British Jewish people chase money more than other British people," and whether “Jewish people consider themselves to be better than other British people," among other questions.
The results were not encouraging.
"Our polling shows that 20% of British people consider that Jews chase after money. Among members of the ‘very right-wing’ boost sample, this rose to 29%," the organization said in its report on the survey last week.
"Just 44% of respondents did not hold a Judeophobic antisemitic opinion or an anti-Zionist antisemitic opinion," the report said, referring to the general sample. "In other words, those who do not subscribe to any anti-Semitic views would appear to be in a minority in Britain today," it concluded.
The report further shows that "anti-Semitic attitudes are most prevalent on the far-Left of British politics."
See the full report here.