Anti-Semitism in Europe: Ukraine turns out to be the most friendly to Jews

People in Romania, Lithuania, and Armenia are least willing to accept Jews as their fellow citizens

Only 5% of Ukrainians would not like to have Jews as their fellow citizens. This is the lowest level observed in all the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, as revealed in a report released on 28 March 2018 on the results of a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center (US).

The list of other countries that are the most friendly to Jews also includes Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Latvia. Between 7% and 9% of adults in those countries do not accept Jews as their fellow citizens.

In Hungary and Russia, this figure is 14%, in Poland — 18%, and in the Czech Republic — 19%. The countries in Eastern and Central Europe that are the most unfriendly toward Jews are Romania (22%), Lithuania (23%), Armenia (32%).

Originally appeared in Ukrainian on Hromadske Radio 29 March 2018.