Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Poll:French Blame Jews for Rise in Anti-Semitism; Most Believe Jews Powerful, Richer Than Average

According to a new poll by the Ipsos market research team, 60 percent of Frenchmen believe that Jews bear some responsibility for the recent rise in anti-Semitism, the Jerusalem Post website reports today (February 2, 2016).

The 18-month study -- sponsored by the Foundation of French Judaism -- also found that 56 percent of Frenchmen believe that Jews have a "lot of power" and are richer than average, while more than 40 percent said Jews are "a little too present in the media."

Anti-Semitism and a worsening economy have driven many French Jews to seek their fortune abroad during the past year, with many leaving for Montreal, London, and other cities.

Jews are not perceived as troublemakers in France. Prejudices against Muslims are much higher. More Jews and Muslims live in France than any other country in Europe.

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