The Anti-Defamation League released recent survey results showing that an alarmingly large percentage of Americans believe that Jews have too much power and are more loyal to the Zionist State than to America. The ADL, which is an international organization aiming to reduce anti-Semitism through programs and services, conducted the telephone survey of 2,000 Americans registered as voters in October. A similar survey conducted by it in 1998 showed that the number of Americans holding such views had dropped over the preceding six years.
Presenting the results of the survey at the ADL National Commission's annual meeting, National Director Abraham Foxman expressed his concern at the apparent reversal of previous trends away from anti-Semitism.
"These findings, coupled with the ongoing acts of anti-Semitic incidents and hate crimes, suggest that anti-Semitic beliefs endure and resonate with a substantial segment of the population, nearly 35 million people."
The survey found that 31 percent of participants believe Jews are more loyal to Israel than America, down from 33 percent in 2005, and that 27 percent believe Jews were responsible for the death of the Christian messiah, down from 30 percent in 2005.
A further 15 percent believed that Jews have "too much power in the U.S.", which remained unchanged from 2005, while 20 percent and 18 percent respectively believed Jews have too much influence in business and on Wall Street.
These findings underscore the importance of organizations like Jews Against Zionism, which are dedicated to informing the public about the large number of Jews who still uphold the Jewish traditions of being loyal citizens of the countries in which they live, as well as opposing the Zionist state.
Foxman and his fellow Zionists, on the other hand, should not really be surprised at these results, since it is they who have helped to bring these attitudes about.