1.09 BILLION

People in the world today
harbor anti-Semitic attitudes

2014 survey of attitudes toward Jews in over 100 countries around the world

2015 Update in 19 Countries
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People living in countries with larger Jewish populations (22% Index Score) are less likely to hold anti-Semitic views than people living in countries with smaller Jewish populations (28% Index Score).

The Middle Eastern country with the lowest anti-Semitism Index Score is Iran (56%).

While Muslims are more likely to hold anti-Semitic views than members of any other religion (49% Index Score), geography makes a big difference in their views. Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa (75% Index Score) are much more likely to harbor anti-Semitic attitudes than Muslims in Asia (37% Index Score), Western Europe (29% Index Score), Eastern Europe (20% Index Score), and Sub-Saharan Africa (18% Index Score).

The three countries, outside the Middle East and North Africa, with the highest anti-Semitism Index Scores are Greece (69%), Malaysia (61%) and Armenia (58%).

The three countries with the lowest anti-Semitism Index Scores are Laos (0.2%), the Philippines (3%) and Sweden (4%).

Overall, 54% of those surveyed are aware of the Holocaust. That figure drops to 24% in Sub-Saharan Africa and 38% in the Middle East and North Africa.

8% of respondents overall, attend religious services on a daily basis. That figure is three times higher in the Middle East and North Africa, with 24% attending religious services daily.

A majority of people in 51 of 102 countries and territories surveyed say it is probably true that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to their own country/the countries they live in.

In general, male respondents (29% Index Score) are more likely than female respondents (24% Index Score) to harbor anti-Semitic attitudes.

More than a quarter of the people surveyed, 26%, harbor anti-Semitic attitudes - that represents an estimated 1,090,000,000 adults around the world.

41% of survey respondents believe that Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the countries they live in. This is the most widely accepted statement of all the anti-Semitic stereotypes tested.

Less than half of those surveyed under the age of 35 have ever heard of the Holocaust.

18% of respondents believe that the total worldwide Jewish population exceeds 700 million people. The actual number of Jewish people in the world is around 13,700,000. People who overestimate the world's Jewish population by this amount are more likely to harbor anti-Semitic attitudes -- with an Index Score of 38%.

Where you get your news matters, especially in the Muslim world. Muslims who get their information about Jews from the internet are much more likely to harbor anti-Semitic views than those who get their information from other sources. Average Index Score by information source among Muslims: Internet 73%, Religious leaders 54%, TV 54%, Newspapers 49%, word of mouth 40%.

74% of respondents have never met a Jewish person.

People in predominantly English-speaking countries are half as likely to hold anti-Semitic views (13% Index Score) as the overall global population surveyed.

2 out of every 3 people surveyed have either never heard of the Holocaust or do not believe the historical accounts to be accurate.

28% of respondents around the world do not believe that any of the 11 anti-Semitic stereotypes tested are "probably true." Additionally, 18% believe only one or two of the statements are "probably true."

Among people familiar with all the religions tested in the survey, more are unfavorable toward Jews (35%) than toward people of any other religion.

A majority of people in 48 of 102 countries and territories surveyed say it is probably true that Jews have too much power in the business world.