Antisemitism And Islamophobia Skyrocket In America

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( – A recent Gallup poll has found that the majority of Americans were concerned about the increase in Islamophobia and antisemitism in the country. 

According to the new poll, around 81 percent of respondents believe that antisemitism in the country is either “somewhat” or a “very serious problem. In 2003 by comparison a similar poll found that only 57 percent of Americans believed the same. Around 49 percent of Americans stated that antisemitism is a “very serious” issue. 

There has also been an increase in the amount of Americans who view Islamophobia as a somewhat serious problem, with 74 percent stating now that it is one. Among those 33 percent claimed that it was a “very serious problem.”

Gallus has found that older Americans were very worried about antisemitism, with 66 percent of over 65-year-olds, and 55 percent of 50 to 64-year-olds, stating that this is a “very serious” issue. The percentage drops drastically with those under the age of 50 as only 36 percent of them stated the same. 

The poll however found that among the same demographic groups, only 34 percent of those over 65, 32 percent of those between 50 and 64, and 32 percent of those under 50 believe that Islamophobia is a “serious issue.” 

The poll determined that there was also a difference between the different parties, with 63 percent of Republicans stating concerns about antisemitism, while only 18 percent expressed the same about Islamophobia. Among the Democrats, 49 percent expressed concerns about antisemitism, and 50 percent expressed concerns about Islamophobia.

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