Half of the U.S. says that antisemitism has increased “in the last few years,” according to a You Gov / The Economist report published in mid-December 2022.
By comparison, 25% say it has remained the same, 15% are unsure and 11% say it has decreased.
When asked about the severity of antisemitic expressions in the nation and in local communities, 58% of respondents said it is a very / somewhat serious problem in the U.S. and 19% that it is a very / somewhat serious problem in their local community.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of adults feel that Jewish people face a great deal / moderate amount of discrimination in the U.S.
These findings are similar to an October YouGov report in which 56% of U.S. adults said antisemitism was a very / somewhat serious problem in the nation, 24% that it was a very / somewhat serious problem in their local community, and 65% that Jewish people face a great deal / fair amount of discrimination in the U.S.
While there was some variation between demographic groups based on age, geography and race, the most notable differences in the December report were seen between political groups.
Democrats (67%) were more likely than both Republicans (44%) and Independents (39%) to say antisemitism in the U.S. has increased in recent years, Biden voters in 2020 (66%) were more likely than Trump voters (42%), and liberals (69%) were more likely than moderates (51%) and conservatives (44%) to agree.