CST and JPR release research into antisemitism in Great Britain
Community Security Trust (CST) and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) have produced a new study that gives new insight and analysis into the extent of antisemitism in Great Britain.
Titled ‘Antisemitism in contemporary Great Britain: A study of attitudes towards Jews and Israel’, the study provides a meticulously-researched and detailed assessment of the UK population’s opinions about Jews and Israel, and addresses the question of the relationship between antisemitism and anti-Israelism using statistical techniques for the first time.
The report distinguishes between ‘counting antisemites’ – people who have strong, fully-formed, often conscious dislike of Jews – and ‘measuring antisemitism’ – negative or hostile attitudes and stereotypes about Jews that circulate in society and can be considered to be antisemitic ideas.
The report also measured anti-Israel attitudes using the same approach, and found that 12% of people in Britain can be described as having hard-core anti-Israel views; a further 21% have ‘softer’ negativity towards Israel; and a total of 56% of the population hold at least one anti-Israel attitude.
This report will be part of a body of evidence for CST’s work combating antisemitism with our partners, including Kick It Out, inside and outside the Jewish community.
To read the report, click here.