Jewish on Campus, a nonprofit organization founded by Jewish students to support Jewish students, and World Jewish Congress released the findings of a national survey conducted by Ipsos, of Jewish and non-Jewish students measuring their perceptions of and experiences with antisemitism. .
Among the most notable findings, 57% of Jewish students surveyed reported witnessing or experiencing an antisemitic incident, whether on campus or in the general public.
The survey included interviews with 2,020 college students from the general population and 1,022 who identified as Jewish. The survey has a credibility interval of +/- 3.1 percentage points. In total, 3,042 college students were surveyed.
Nearly one-third of Jewish students surveyed (29%) have witnessed or experienced an antisemitic incident on campus at their college/university and more than two-in-five have witnessed or experienced an antisemitic incident in the general public (44%). Overall, more than half have witnessed or experienced an antisemitic incident in total (57%).
84% of Jewish students surveyed consider antisemitism to be either an extreme threat or somewhat of a threat to America, compared to 64% of general public students.
Three-in-five college students have never heard of institutional antisemitism in the U.S., such as restrictive neighborhood covenants, university quotas, and Jewish loyalty being questioned when joining clubs, boards, etc.
One-in-six of college students found the historical reality or death toll of the Holocaust not very believable, not at all believable or were unsure. (15%)