The results of a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and published on Wednesday, show that more than 10% of the population of 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe do not want to see Jews as citizens of their country.
However, not all 80% who have nothing against Jewish fellow citizens to see them as their neighbors or family members. Less than 50% are willing to accept them in the family and at least 75% want them to coexist.
This survey was conducted in the period from June 2015 to July 2016, in each of 18 countries were surveyed 1,500 to 2,500 respondents, the margin of error ranges from 3.3% to 4.5%.
However, the inhabitants of these countries are much more favorable to Jews than to Muslims and Gypsies: only 57% of respondents are willing to see Roma as fellow citizens, and only 19% do not mind to take them home. Against Muslims these figures are 75% and 27%, respectively.
The report noted that in Armenia, one third of respondents do not want to grant citizenship to Jews, in Lithuania such as typed 23% in Romania and 22%, Czech Republic 19% Poland 18%. Interestingly, this also correlates with the level of education – the more educated a person is, the better it belongs to the Jews.