Study: 10% of Eastern Europeans Do Not Want Jews in Their Countries


Ten percent of Central and Eastern Europeans say they would not want Jews as citizens in their countries, and less than three-quarters of those polled would want Jewish neighbors, according to a new study published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

The Pew study surveyed residents of 18 European countries between June 2015 and July 2016. Less than 50 percent of respondents indicated they would accept having Jewish family members.

The degree of anti-Jewish sentiment varied between different European countries. A third of Armenians polled in the study said Jews should not be citizens, significantly higher than the median anti-Jewish sentiment measured in other countries.

The study also found that countries with large Jewish populations prior to the Holocaust registered higher levels of anti-Jewish sentiment, including Lithuania (23 percent), Romania (22 percent), the Czech Republic (19 percent) and Poland (18 percent).

Respondents with higher levels of education were found to be the most accepting of Jews as citizens, neighbors or family members.




  1. The true number is likely significantly higher, as many bigots are uncomfortable letting strangers know their true feelings.

  2. Wow, what a surprise. So, let”s stay out of those countries and hope they take in all those “refugees”, whom they believe will bring more benefit to their countries than we ever could.

  3. Eventually most of these countries will allow many migrants to come in, such is what is happening in the EU, so may be it is better for the Jews to stay out of those countries. This way those countries keep the people who they want who will eventually bring down their country in despair and bankruptcy, for look at the EU now, and the Jews will not be blamed, I hope.


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