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Are Jews safe in Europe today?

Are Jews safe in Europe today?

New data gathered and analysed by JPR for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), demonstrate that Jews in Europe believe antisemitism to be on the rise across the continent. This landmark study offers the most detailed view of the situation we have ever had, from the perspective of the people who understand it best – the Jews who live there.

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey of Jewish perceptions and experiences of antisemitism in Europe, conducted by JPR in partnership with Ipsos MORI, is probably the largest study of European Jews ever undertaken. It covers Jews in nine different EU Member States – France, the UK, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Sweden –constituting over 90% of the continent's Jewish population, and explores contemporary antisemitism and Jewish life from multiple perspectives.

It finds that two-thirds of survey respondents consider antisemitism to be a problem, and that three-quarters believe the situation to have become worse over the past five years. One quarter has experienced some form of antisemitic harassment in the past twelve months; three-quarters believe antisemitism online to be a growing problem.

The report breaks the data down by country allowing the situation in different places to be compared, and points to France and Hungary as the states where anti-Jewish hostility and Jewish apprehension are most acute.

To read the report in English click here.

To read it in all languages covered, and to access the FRA's interactive tools on the data, click here.

08 Nov 2013 - Are Jews safe in Europe today?