• 57.5% of all religiously-motivated hate crimes in 2020 were against Jews, who make up just 2% of the U.S. population.


  • In the last 5 years, there have been 51 incidents of antisemitism in Tennessee.


  •  90% of American Jews believe antisemitism is either a very serious problem (40%) or somewhat of a problem (50%).


  • While 82% of American Jews believe antisemitism has increased over the past five years, only 44% of the general public agrees.   Americans who say they know someone who is Jewish are significantly more likely to view antisemitism as a problem, with 66% saying so, compared to 49% of those who do not know anyone Jewish.


  • 24% of American Jews have been the targets of antisemitic incidents over the past year.


  • 24% of American Jews say a Jewish institution with which he or she is affiliated has been targeted by antisemitism over the past five years.


  • 39% of American Jews have changed their behavior out of fear of antisemitism over the past year. 52% of Jews between the ages of 18 and 29 said they had taken steps to conceal their Jewishness or limit their activities.


  • 79% of American Jews who were the target of an antisemitic remark in person did not report the incident.  


  • 72% of American Jews who had heard about Jews being attacked in the wake of the May 2021 Hamas-Israel conflict said they feel less safe as Jews in America. 84% of American Jews between the ages of 18 and 29 said the antisemitic attacks in the wake of the conflict made them feel less safe as Jews in America.


  • 33.3% of Jewish college students personally experienced antisemitism in the past year. For those who experienced offensive comments or slurs directed at them in person, 79% reported that it happened to them more than once.


  •  15% of Jewish college students report that they felt the need to hide their Jewish identity from others on campus and 12% say they had been blamed for the actions of the Israeli government because they were Jewish.
  • Of college students openly identifying on campus as Jewish, nearly 70% personally experienced or were familiar with an antisemitic attack. More than 65% of these students felt unsafe on campus due to physical or verbal attacks and nearly 50% felt the need to hide their Jewish identity.  


  • Americans—both Jewish and non-Jewish—overwhelmingly view anti-Zionism as antisemitic. 81% of American Jews and 85% of the general public said the statement “Israel has no right to exist” is antisemitic.


Sources: American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Louis D. Brandeis Center