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Poll: 26% of Americans Believe Jews Killed Jesus

By: JTA

Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a new poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League.

The figure marks a decline of 3 percentage points from the last time the ADL took such a poll, in 2011, but approximately the same number as in an ADL poll in 2009. The latest ADL national telephone survey, of 1,200 adults, was conducted this month and has a margin of error of about 3 percent. The results were released Thursday.

“It is heartening that attitudes toward Jews have improved over the last few years and, historically, have declined significantly in America,” said Abraham Foxman, the ADL’s national director.

A 1964 ADL survey on the topic found 29 percent of American held anti-Semitic views.

In the latest survey, 14 percent of respondents agreed that Jews have too much power in the United States; 30 percent said American Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the United States; and 19 percent said Jews have too much power in the business world – all figures virtually unchanged from the 2011 survey.

The percentage of respondents who believe that Jews are responsible for the death of Jesus was 26 percent, down from 31 percent in 2011. Eighteen percent said Jews have too much influence over the news media and about one-quarter agreed that Jews talk too much about the Holocaust.

The survey was released on the first day of the ADL’s two-day centennial conference being held in New York.

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18 Responses to “Poll: 26% of Americans Believe Jews Killed Jesus”

  1. Everyone working mutually in one way or another, with willful disregard for the truth and justice are guilty of the blood of Jesus. Whomever man blames, it is in an attempt to lesson the appearance of their crimes, but Jesus said they did so ignorant of the sovereignty of Jesus Christ.

    Luke 23:32-37 (KJV)

    32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

    33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

    34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

    35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

    36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

    37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

  2. Haya Sara says:

    Thank G-d the number is not that high….

  3. Alan Kardon says:

    That is exactly the number of people that are classified as idiots in the United States. Actually there are more but we haven't found the yet.

  4. Jesus laid down his life by his own choice as a once and for all time sacrifice for the sin of man. He told his disciples that he would be betrayed by one of them and handed over and would be spat on and beaten and killed. Zec 12:10 states “and they shall look unto me whom they have pierced”(a reference to his Crucifiction), and Isaiah 53: 8 states at the end of the verse “for the transgression of my people was he stricken”. The messiah had to come as a man to live a sinless life so he could atone for our sins to a Holy God. He became the perfect sacrificial lamb of God. He took up his life again and went up to heaven to prepare a place for us and will return to the earth/ground again to rule very soon. So first off we are ALL guilty of causing his death because of our sinful nature, and that is what he planned from the beginning to give us forgiveness of our sins. Not only the Jew but also the believing Gentile. And lastly, NO ONE forced him to do it, it was his will and loving plan from the beginning. We all know that no one can forcefully make God to lay down his life. He did it for us from his love. His plan of redemption of man. So to sum up, no one killed Jesus, he gave himself for us and lives yesterday, today and forever. God does not change.

  5. Jesus came to die,so it doesn’t matter who did it anyway……. only the Roman spear and the whipped that cause the pain and His death. any Questions???? Hmmmm ask our Heavenly Father?? Christian love Samson Haangana Judah..

  6. Beth Wright says:

    Humanity killed him. It had to be done…

  7. Quetta Bird says:

    still too many…
    they’ll all come around; hopefully sooner than later
    every knee will bow

  8. Quetta Bird says:

    the Jew and the Gentile

  9. John Kaboff says:

    Unfortunately this exemplifies the insecurity and stupidity of the American Gentile. Until every christian denomination clarifies that he was killed by the Romans, and not the Jews, ignorance and misinformation shall prevail. And, if christianity were to be based on intellect and questioning and debate vs. blind rote acceptance of a "story", of course the average Jew will be smarter.

  10. there was a certain segment of the hierarchy that did seek to kill Him, and He was arrested by them, and handed over to the Romans who did the actual nailing Him to the cross, but then their rejection was our salvation, as we gentiles also received the gospel of salvation in Christ alone. from the Jews. So therefore we give thanks to the Lord God of Israel, to have us included in the new covenant which Christ sealed with His blood. shalom.

  11. in reality there is no doubt that jews tried their best for Crucifixion of Jesus(Peace be upon him) .

  12. Very few people believe more than sound bites these days. As I previously noted, a much larger percentage of Americans seemed to believe that the Jews killed Jesus when I was going to school in the USA. This is consistent with the 1964 ADL survey showing much more anti-Semitism them. But few individuals really try to dig into the historical “facts.” I put “ facts” in quotes because it is not easy, and often not possible to separate fact from fiction. Consider the following
    1)Various Christians will quote the New Testament on this. If you believe the New Testament, which I don’t, then you have to believe that the Jews had some role in his death.
    2)There is no reliable evidence that those stories are true or even close to true. There is no independent record of such a trial or execution.
    3)A number of scholars doubt that Jesus ever existed, though most of them do believe that there was an individual whom the Jesus stories were written about. But when one reads books by Christian scholars on the “historical Jesus”, he sure seems a lot different than the Jesus of the New Testament. There may also have been one or more real people who inspired the stories of Robin Hood. Certainly many of the characters in that book such as Prince John, King Richard and others are real historical characters. The New Testament is closer to the Robin Hood stories than it is to real history. But, of course, one can say as much about the Tanakh (this will guarantee that I get a lot of nasty comments).
    4)It’s interesting that Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly (yes, that’s the Bill O’Reilly of Fox News) seems not to have made much of a dent all of this. He just parrots the New Testament stories, calling his work historical research when it is no such thing. But it does tend to throw another log onto the “Jews killed Jesus” fire.

    To me, the best guess is that the Romans decided it was best to blame the crucifixion (if indeed there even was a crucifixion) on the Jews when the Romans decide to take over Christianity and use it as the Roman state religion.

  13. The rabbis in the higher eschelon of the faith were were offended that this rabble rauser drew such large crowds of Jews and looked for opportunity to have him arrested. There were Jews who were saddened by his arrest, but the rabbis crowd were able to holler louder for the release of Barabbas. The romans were the ones who had authority over the whole situation and they were the ones who nailed Messiah Yeshua to the cross. Even the elements testified of His deity when His blood fell to the ground and the earth began to tremble. Architects have found writings by the myans in South America dating to the time of the crucifixion of the earth trembling at that time even on the other side of the world. So you might say, what the Romans did shook up the world in more ways than one.

  14. Ross Yerkes says:

    Marxist Communism in practice is a Jewish, political, messianic, religion, and is commonly referred to as Bolshevism. It was created to destroy Christianity in particular and belief in God in general. Communism tolerates no rivalry, especially from its chief adversaries, God and Jesus Christ. It makes the messianic claim that it, not God and Jesus, will create paradise on Earth for mankind, usurping Jesus promise that he would do that. And that is why Yevseks (Jewish Communists) in the Soviet Union named that Communist nation “The Workers Paradise”. In practice Communism has always proven to be fiercely Anti-Christian, Socialist, Totalitarian, and Tyrannical. In its typical Jewish perversion of language and truth (Isa. 5:20 Jewish Bible & Orwell’s 1984) it claims to be an egalitarian, classless society, but contrary to its claim, it is a divided society with basically four different classes; #1 Slaves working in the Gulags, #2 the Proletariat working in the factories and on the farms, #3 the Apparatchiks or government burocrats and #4 the Nomenklatura, the privileged political leaders who enjoyed luxuries denied all the other classes. The characteristics of Communism and its methods are described in the Congressional Record of January 10, 1963 under “Communist agenda”, – the Bible’s New Testament at Romans 1:25 and 30, – “The Protocols of the Learned Elders Zion”,- Orwell’s “1984” and “Animal Farm” and Huxley’s “Brave New World”. This is the great End Times Anti-Christ written about by the Apostle John and strikingly shows history to have come full circle with the End Times Anti-Christ being the same entity as the First Century, Anti-Christ which had Jesus murdered and persecuted his disciples.

  15. Ross Yerkes says:

    Marxist Communism in practice is a Jewish, political, messianic, religion, and is commonly referred to as Bolshevism. It was created to destroy Christianity in particular and belief in God in general. Communism tolerates no rivalry, especially from its chief adversaries, God and Jesus Christ. It makes the messianic claim that it, not God and Jesus, will create paradise on Earth for mankind, usurping Jesus promise that he would do that. And that is why Yevseks (Jewish Communists) in the Soviet Union named that Communist nation “The Workers Paradise”. In practice Communism has always proven to be fiercely Anti-Christian, Socialist, Totalitarian, and Tyrannical. In its typical Jewish perversion of language and truth (Isa. 5:20 Jewish Bible & Orwell’s 1984) it claims to be an egalitarian, classless society, but contrary to its claim, it is a divided society with basically four different classes; #1 Slaves working in the Gulags, #2 the Proletariat working in the factories and on the farms, #3 the Apparatchiks or government burocrats and #4 the Nomenklatura, the privileged political leaders who enjoyed luxuries denied all the other classes. The characteristics of Communism and its methods are described in the Congressional Record of January 10, 1963 under “Communist agenda”, – the Bible’s New Testament at Romans 1:25 and 30, – “The Protocols of the Learned Elders Zion”,- Orwell’s “1984” and “Animal Farm” and Huxley’s “Brave New World”. This is the great End Times Anti-Christ written about by the Apostle John and strikingly shows history to have come full circle with the End Times Anti-Christ being the same entity as the First Century, Anti-Christ which had Jesus murdered and persecuted his disciples.

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