Majorities of Americans concerned about violence against Jews, Muslims

Source: Religion News Service

(RNS) For the first time, a majority of Americans has voiced concern about violence against Jews, polling by the Anti-Defamation League shows.While 52 percent of Americans surveyed said they are disturbed about such violence, an even higher percentage – 76 percent – said they are concerned about violence against Muslims.

The ADL commissioned two surveys to determine the mood of the country, one in October 2016 and another from January through February, as part of its ADL Global 100 project.

It found that more than 8 in 10 Americans — 84 percent — say it is important for government to be involved in combating anti-Semitism, an increase from 70 percent in 2014.

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