Social Hostility Towards Jews – Among Other Religions – Reaches All-Time High


pew poll

The share of countries with a high or very high level of social hostilities involving religion reached a six-year peak in 2012, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

Jews were harassed in 71 countries in 2012, slightly higher than the year before (69 countries, which was the previous high), up from 51 in 2007.

Overall, accross the six years of the study – Jews, who comprise less than 1% of the world’s population, experienced harassment in a total of 95 countries, while members of other world faiths were harassed in a total of 77 countries.

In 2012, some religious groups were more likely to be harassed by governments, while others were more likely to be harassed by individuals or groups in society. Jews, for instance, experienced social harassment in many more countries (66) than they faced government harassment (28). By contrast, members of other world faiths, such as Sikhs and Baha’is, were harassed by some level of government in more countries (35) than they were by groups or individuals in society (21).

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(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)


  1. If we would start teaching our children to be sincerely nice and have true compassion, to All Human Beings, regardless whether they’re Yidden or Non-Yidden, then HKB”H will Never-Again instigate the Nations with hatred towards us.
    Rabbi Avigdor Miller used to say, Hashem Tzilcho, HKB”H is your shadow, HKB”H follows what you do.
    When we Yidden will have true compassion and Caring for all people, Yidden and, yes, Non-Yidden as well, HKB”H will instill only love towards us.