Antisemitism Barometer

In January 2015, Campaign Against Antisemitism released its first Antisemitism Barometer survey. With YouGov, we surveyed the British population about their attitudes towards Jewish people, and separately we conducted our own survey of British Jews — the largest ever — to determine how antisemitism affects them.

Comparatively, Britain is one of the best countries in the world in which to be Jewish, but we must fight to keep it that way. There is a rising tide of antisemitism in Britain and it has reached a tipping point.

45%

of British adults believe at least one antisemitic stereotype

26%

of British adults believe two or more antisemitic stereotypes

17%

of British adults believe three or more antisemitic stereotypes

45%

of British Jews of British Jews fear they may have no future in Britain

77%

of British Jews have witnessed antisemitism disguised as a political comment about Israel

25%

of British Jews have considered leaving Britain in the last two years because of antisemitism

Antisemitic Attitudes

We commissioned YouGov to show the following antisemitic statements about Jews to a nationally-representative sample of 3,411 British adults.

“Jews chase money more than other British people”
0%
“Jews’ loyalty to Israel makes them less loyal to Britain than other British people”
0%
“Jews think they are better than other people”
0%
“Jews have too much power in the media”
0%
“Jews talk about the Holocaust too much in order to get sympathy”
0%
“In business, Jews are not as honest as most people”
0%
Agreed with at least one antisemitic statement
0%
Agreed with two or more antisemitic statements
0%
Agreed with three or more antisemitic statements
0%

Effects on British Jews

We showed the following statements to a nationally-representative sample of 2,230 British Jews.

“I am concerned that Jews may not have a long-term future in Britain”
0%
“I am concerned that Jews may not have a long-term future in Europe”
0%
“In the past two years I have considered leaving Britain due to antisemitism”
0%
“My family and I are threatened by Islamic extremism in Britain”
0%
“Boycotts of businesses selling Israeli products constitute intimidation”
0%
“Media bias against Israel fuels persecution of Jews in Britain”
0%
“I have witnessed antisemitism that was disguised as a political comment about Israel
0%
“I try not to show visible signs of my Judaism when I go out, like a Magen David or a kippah”
0%
“The authorities let too much antisemitism go unpunished”
0%
“The Jewish community has to protect itself because the state doesn’t protect it enough”
0%
Justice, justice, you shall pursue - צדק צדק תרדף
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