Americans Like Jews More Than Any Other Religious Group, Including Christians— So Why Have Antisemitic Acts Surged?

And how the ADL inflates their antisemitism count

Comrade Morlock

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Pew Research has found Americans Feel More Positive About Jews than any other religious group. In a favorability test with any other religion in the US, including mainstream Protestants and Catholics, Jews win easily, and have been winning for years.

“This survey confirms what we have found repeatedly over the past decade, which is that on the whole, Jews are among the most positively regarded religious groups in America. Overwhelmingly, Americans express either favorable or neutral feelings toward Jews, and relatively few — about 6% in the latest survey — say they view Jews unfavorably.” — Alan Cooperman, director of religion research at Pew Research Center

That should surprise no one. Jews have thrived in the US for centuries. George Washington welcomed them:

“May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be none to make him afraid.” — George Washington, 1790

Though Jews faced the same prejudice from Protestants that other religious newcomers did — the Ku Klux Klan hated both Jews and Catholics — European Jews have always enjoyed the legal privileges of white Americans. They did not have the social privileges of Protestants in some regions of the country, but the social restrictions for Jews have constantly improved— Gallup found that in 2019, 93% of Americans would vote for a Jew, and Yougov ranks Bernie Sanders as the third most popular Democrat in America, behind only Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter.

Yet antisemitic acts are on the rise. U.S. sees “unprecedented,” “staggering” rise in antisemitic and anti-Muslim incidents since start of Israel-Hamas war has the proof:

The Anti-Defamation League said it recorded 2,031 antisemitic incidents nationwide between Oct. 7 and Dec. 7, which is up significantly from 465 incidents during the same two-month period in 2022. The latest numbers represent a 337% increase in reports compared…

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