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1 billion people are anti-Semitic, survey finds
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New research from the Anti-Defamation League reveals that one in four people worldwide, or about 1 billion people, hold anti-Semitic views.

The Jewish rights organization surveyed more than 50,000 adults from 100 countries. Respondents were asked to rate how much they agreed or disagreed with 11 Jewish stereotypes such as "Jews have too much control over the global media" and "Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust." Agreeing with six or more of the statements slotted a person in the anti-Semitic category.

The West Bank and Gaza turned out to be the area with the most anti-Semitic views, with 93 percent of people in the controversial area harboring anti-Jewish sentiments. The top 10 of the most anti-Semitic countries are all in the Middle East, with Iraq and Yemen placing second and third respectively.

Laos, Philippines, and Sweden were the countries holding the least anti-Semitic views. Read a full breakdown of the poll at The Guardian.

- - Jordan Valinsky
 
 
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