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Survey: Some 72% of Jews, but just 32% of general public, say Jew-hatred up

A new Federation poll shows stark differences between the 2,200 self-identified U.S. Jews and roughly 1,500 other Americans.

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Despite extensive reporting on surging antisemitism in the United States and globally, including a 214% spike in New York, per new NYPD data, Jewish and non-Jewish Americans have very different views about the state of Jew-hatred today.

That’s according to a new poll from the Jewish Federations of North America, which surveyed 3,777 Americans, including 2,200 self-identified Jews, between Oct. 29 and Nov. 1. Nearly three-quarters of Jews (72%) and just 32% of the general public said antisemitism has increased in recent weeks.

According to the poll, Jews (87% to 13%) and the general public (60% to 40%) said that it was important for Washington to provide military aid to Jerusalem. Nearly three times as many non-Jews (23%) as the general public (8%) said that military aid to Israel was not at all important. Among Jews, 73% said that aid was very important, compared to 29% of the general public.

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