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While the media are mostly engaged in reports on Islamophobia, according to a Pew Research Center poll published this week, the share of Americans saying US Jews face discrimination has increased considerably since 2016.

According to the Pew poll, 64% of Americans say Jews face at least some discrimination, which constitutes a 20-percentage-point increase from 2016. In fact, the share of those saying Jews face “a lot” of discrimination has gone up from 13% to 24%.


Democrats are more likely than Republicans to acknowledge discrimination against Jews, but there is recognition of the problem by supporters of both parties.

As to Islamophobia, The survey, which was conducted March 20-25 among 1,503 adults, did find that 82% of Americans say Muslims face some discrimination, and 56% pointing to a lot of discrimination. Muslims were the highest among nine groups included in the survey, which included blacks, Hispanics, gays and lesbians, and women.

Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to say evangelical Christians (70% vs. 32%), whites (58% vs. 25%) and men (48% vs. 27%) are subject to at least some discrimination.

58% of Republican women and 47% of men say women face at least some discrimination. 86% of Democratic women and 81% of men see discrimination against women.