July/August 2014 – A recent survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League between July 2013 and February 2014 revealed an interesting perspective on the presence of anti-Semitism around the world. The survey posed 11 statements considered anti-Semitic views, asking for a response of true or false. Answering true to at least six statements was judged an indication of anti-Semitism.
One of the anti-Semitic statements included in the survey was “Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.” The survey records, “Two out of every three people surveyed either never heard of the Holocaust or do not believe the historical accounts to be accurate. Less than half of those surveyed under the age of 35 ever heard of the Holocaust.”
The survey recorded that 19% of people in the Americas display anti-semitism compared to 24% in Western Europe, 34% in Eastern Europe, 22% in Asia, 14% in Oceania, 23% in Sub-Saharan Africa and 74% in the Middle East and North Africa.