Anti-Semitism Worst Among Blacks and Young Adults in Poll Released Ahead of MLK Day

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The two groups were far more likely than Republicans or conservatives to believe negative stereotypes about Jews.

Anti-Semitism is worst among black Americans and young adults aged 18-29, according to a new poll.


Three out of ten blacks agreed that “Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust,” compared to 15% of white Americans who agreed with the statement, according to a UMass Amherst Poll released Friday ahead of Martin Luther King Day.

Black Americans were the most likely demographic to agree with anti-Semitic stereotypes overall despite the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s tireless work fighting in support of the Jews.

When asked whether “Jews have too much power in the business world,” 31% of black Americans agreed. Additionally, 29% of black Americans agreed that “Jews think they are better than other people.”


Democrats were slightly more likely than Republicans to harbor anti-Semitic views as well. While both groups were virtually tied on statements about the Holocaust and Jews in business, 17% of Democrats agreed that Jews think they are better compared to 15% of Republicans…..


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