As a follow-up to the last post, I was curious about the global level of anti-Semitism in various religions. The World Values Survey asked people about not wanting a Jew for a neighbor in 55 different countries (N = 93,967). The percentage who answered that they did not want a Jewish neighbor is listed below by religion:
Percent not wanting a Jewish neighbor
Independent African Church 22.8
Roman Catholic 14.7
Free Church/Non-denominational 5.9
It won't surprise anyone that Muslims are at the top of the list. It is striking that almost all Shias and two-thirds of Sunnis feel this way--it is very widespread, to say the least.
But Hindus and Buddhists are not the first people to come to mind when contemplating anti-Semites. Half of Hindus--what is that, like a bazillion people--don't want a Jew living next door.
I'm glad to say that my fellow Christians, especially mainline and Protestant, tend toward the bottom of the list. They're not angels, but hey, 9 percent of Jews don't want to live by Jews. My Jewish neighbors have been great, except for one the guy who kept inviting elders over to plan something.
UPDATE: Evidently, Hitler is hot in India. (H/T HBD Books).
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