Judaism is the most favorably viewed religion in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center study, despite a rise in antisemitic incidents across the country, the Washington Times reports.
Jews scored a net +28 rating in the analysis released Wednesday. The study also found that Americans generally view Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants favorably but tend to view Muslims, atheists and Mormons negatively.
Nonevangelicals tend to view evangelical Christians more negatively than positively, the study showed, although evangelicals eked out a 2% net favorable rating when the opinions of “born-again” and evangelical poll responders were factored in.
The high favorability rating for American Jews comes at a time when criminal and noncriminal acts of hate against Jews have increased. The FBI recently released data for 2021 that showed a 16% rise in antisemitic assaults against Jews and that single-bias anti-Jewish hate crimes — which comprised a little more than half of all religious-based hate crimes — jumped 20% from 683 in 2020 to 817 in 2021.
When informed of the negative views that Americans have about atheists, one atheist, who seemed shocked at the poll results, was overheard muttering to himself: “Oh, my G-D, can this really be true?!”
When informed that Judaism is the most favorably viewed religion in the US, one Jewish fellow, who, like many of his Jewish friends, visits the emergency room several times a year to stitch up the wounds he gets from being randomly punched on the streets of New York, asked reporters: “If these vicious assailants refuse to obey the Law, won’t they at least heed the polls?!”
This wonderful survey affirms that the jewis people are the most beloved in the world.
But some still find anti semitism under every bed