Today, at the occasion of Human Rights Day, the Commission presents a new survey by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency which finds that 9 out of 10 European Jews feel Antisemitism has increased over the past five years.
The European Commission tasked the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) to conduct a survey on the experiences of the Jewish community with Antisemitism. With over 16,300 respondents in the 12 countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) home to 96% of European Jews, this is the largest ever survey of its type.
The results of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s latest survey on Antisemitism are particularly worrying: 85% of European Jews consider Antisemitism to be the biggest social or political problem in their home country. Other figures, amongst others, show that Antisemitism is pervasive and is having an impact on the daily lives of European Jews throughout the EU:
– 89% of Jews think Antisemitism is most problematic on the internet and on social media;
– 28% of respondents have been harassed at least once in the past year;
– 79% of Jews who experienced antisemitic harassment in the past five years did not report this to the police or another
– 34% avoid visiting Jewish events or sites because they do not feel safe;
– 38% have considered emigrating because they did not feel safe as Jews in Europe;
– 70% consider that efforts by