European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism

Overall, nine in 10 (89 %) respondents in the 2018 survey feel that antisemitism increased in their country in the five years before the survey. This is according to the December 2018 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

This report outlines the main findings of their second survey on Jewish people’s experiences with hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism in the European Union.

The report finds:

  • Findings from the 2018 survey show that hundreds of respondents personally experienced an antisemitic physical attack in the 12 months preceding the survey
  • Those who wear, carry or display items in public that could identify them as Jewish are subject to more antisemitic harassment (37 %) than those who do not (21 %)
  • One in five (20 %) respondents know family members or other people close to them who were verbally insulted, harassed or physically attacked
  • One in three (34 %) respondents avoid visiting Jewish events or sites because they do not feel safe as Jews when there or on their way there
  • More than half of the respondents (54 %) positively assess their national governments’ efforts to ensure the security needs of the Jewish communities.

Read the full report (pdf).