Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
Fast Forward

Survey: 23% of French Jews say they were assaulted by anti-Semites

(JTA) — In a survey about anti-Semitism in France, nearly a quarter of 1,027 Jewish respondents said they had experienced a physical anti-Semitic assault.

The results of the survey, carried out this year by the IFOP for the American Jewish Committee, were published Tuesday in Le Parisien.

In addition to the 23 percent of respondents who said they had experienced an assault, 64 percent said they had experienced a non-physical anti-Semitic incident.

In France, the home for some 500,000 Jews, authorities documented 541 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, suggesting a prevalence of one anti-Semitic incident per about 1,000 Jews.

The survey also reflected a feeling of concern expressed by respondents.

Forty-three percent of respondents younger than 35 said they felt threatened in their daily lives. A third of respondents said they avoid wearing items in public that identify them as Jews, including a kippah. An even larger proportion, 37 percent, said they avoid installing a mezuzah on the external side of their door.

Asked about their level of confidence in the government as a vehicle for fighting anti-Semitism, 40 percent said they trust it and 60 percent said they trusted the police. Nearly three-quarters said they trusted CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities.

The post 23% of French Jews say they were assaulted by anti-Semites, survey finds appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.