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Survey: Jews, Evangelicals Receiving Increased Discrimination

Discrimination against Jews and evangelicals is increasing, U.S. adults say in a Pew Research Center survey published April 15.

Respondents feeling that Jews were discriminated against “some” or “a lot” increased the most of all surveyed groups, rising from 44% in 2016 to 64% in 2019.

Among the religious groups included in the survey, evangelicals saw the second highest increase with 50% of respondents agreeing they were discriminated against some or a lot (up 8% percent from 2016).

Muslims were the most likely religious group that U.S. adults said experienced discrimination at 82% – unchanged from three years ago – and had the highest percentage of respondents (56%) say they faced “a lot” of discrimination.

By comparison, 24% of respondents said Jews experienced a lot of discrimination and 18% percent said this was true of evangelicals.

Political affiliation noticeably impacted respondents’ views.

Ninety-two percent of Democrats said that Muslims faced some or a lot of discrimination, while 70% said Jews and 32% said evangelicals experienced some or a lot of discrimination.

Republicans were most likely to say that evangelicals faced discrimination (70% said they faced some or a lot), while 69% said Muslims and 55% said Jews experienced some or a lot of discrimination.

The full report is available here.