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The Washington Post covers a survey on prejudice, which finds that people who have prejudices against Jews tend to have them against Muslims as well, as it reports:

“In the Gallup poll, respondents who said they feel “a great deal” of prejudice toward Jews are very likely to report feeling the same level of bias toward Muslims.”

Not surprising really, as most of us know, bigots tend to be universalist in their hatreds, that’s the problem.

The full report is at Muslim West Facts Project site, as a PDF file.

Written by modernityblog

22/01/2010 at 03:02

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  1. Whoa. I had to take a gander at the poll because I had just had to know what percentage reported that they had a “great deal” of prejudice towards Jews. It was a whopping one percent.


    22/01/2010 at 03:28

  2. Scanning the report I noticed this point:

    “Self-reported prejudice toward Jews is most strongly associated with “a great deal” of prejudice toward Muslims. Though some see Muslims and Jews as representing competing loyalties in the Middle East conflict, prejudice toward Jews is associated not with solidarity, but disdain for Muslims.”

    I think they are saying, people like Jews not cos they are Jews, but are perceived to be fighting Muslims, therefore worthy of support. Not sure.


    22/01/2010 at 03:51

  3. Hmm. 1%?

    I read it as being between 7% and 25% (assuming people don’t like admitting that they dislike Jews), the previous question suggests an upper figure:

    “What is your opinion of each of the following religions? Judaism

    Not favorable at all 15%
    Not too favorable 10% “


    22/01/2010 at 03:56

  4. mesquito

    22/01/2010 at 11:22

  5. Yeah, me too, but if you go to the back of the report, page 25 etc you’ll see the questions, and the overall sentiment.


    22/01/2010 at 12:47

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