Nearly half of Britons hold anti-Semitic views, according to a new YouGov poll.

The survey of more than 3,400 British adults found that 45% agreed with at least one of the anti-Semitic statement, with 13% believed that “Jews talk about the holocaust too much in order to get sympathy”.

A quarter of people said that “Jews chase money more than other British people”, while 20% believed that “Jews’ loyalty to Israel makes them less loyal to Britain than other British people”, and one in six felt that Jews thought they were better than other people and had too much power in the media.

The Campaign against Anti-Semitism (CAA) commissioned study comes amid a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, with both verbal and physical attacks on Jewish people and property reaching its highest level in three decades in 2014.

There is also an increased anxiety amongst the Jewish community after the attack on a kosher supermarket by gunman Amedy Coulibaly in Paris last week, and a more general fear that Jews have no future in the UK.


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