Eurobarometer: Perceptions of antisemitism (excerpts), 2019

LV 1.002 interviews 05>18 / 12 / 2018

Methodology: face-to-face

1. PERCEPTIONS OF ANTISEMITISM IN COUNTRY

QD1 Do you think antisemitism is a problem or ot in (OUR COUNTRY)? %

EU28LV
Total ‘A problem’5014
Total ‘Not a problem’4379
Don’t know77

Socio-demographic breakdown:

Answer: Total ‘A problem’EU28LV
TOTAL5014
AGE
15-244620
25-394811
40-545214
55+5112
EDUCATION (end of)
15-4423
16-194916
20+5411
Still studying5116

QD2 Over the past five years, do you think antisemitism has increased, stayed the same or decreased in (OUR COUNTRY)? %

EU28LV
Increased367
Decreased1020
Stayed the same3955
Don’t know1518

Socio-demographic breakdown:

Answer: IncreasedEU28LV
TOTAL367
AGE
15-242713
25-393111
40-54395
55+394
EDUCATION (end of)
15-316
16-19367
20+426
Still studying298

(..)

QD3.6. More precisely, do you think that each of the following situation is a problem or not in (OUR COUNTRY)?

Antisemitism on the Internet, including online social networks (%)

Socio-demographic breakdown

Answer: Total ‘A problem’EU28LV
TOTAL5119
AGE
15-245849
25-395520
40-545416
55+4610
USE OF THE INTERNET
Everyday5622
Often/Sometimes4511
Never4419

QD3.8. More precisely, do you think that each of the following situation is a problem or not in (OUR COUNTRY)?

People denying the genocide of the Jewish people, the Holocaust (%)

Socio-demographic breakdown

Answer: Total ‘A problem’EU28LV
TOTAL5318
EDUCATION (End of)
15-4621
16-195219
20+5613
Still studying5736
LEFT-RIGHT POLITICAL SCALE
Left6028
Centre5219
Right5115

2. KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION

QD4 Overall, to what extent do you think that in (OUR COUNTRY) people are well informed or not about the history, customs and practices of (NATIONALITY) Jewish people? (%)

EU28LV
Total ‘Well informed’2730
Total ‘Not well informed’6864
Don’t know56

QD4 Overall, to what extent do you think that in (OUR COUNTRY) people are well informed or not about the history, customs and practices of (NATIONALITY) Jewish people? (%)

Socio-demographic breakdown

Answer: Total ‘Well informed’EU28LV
TOTAL2730
EDUCATION (End of)
15-2129
16-192927
20+2634
Still studying3028
THINGS IN COUNTRY ARE GOING IN…
Right direction3335
Wrong direction2627
Neither2430

QD6 As far as you know, is there a law in (OUR COUNTRY)…? (%)

… that criminalises incitement to violence or hatred against Jewish people

EU28612118
LV581527
Total ‘Yes’Total ‘No’Don’t know

… that criminalises the denial of the Holocaust

EU28423424
LV312841
Total ‘Yes’Total ‘No’Don’t know

QD7 Generally speaking, do you think that the Holocaust is sufficiently taught or not in (NATIONALITY) schools? (%)

EU28LV
Total ‘Yes’4328
Total ‘No’4244
Don’t know1528

QD7 Generally speaking, do you think that the Holocaust is sufficiently taught or not in (NATIONALITY) schools? (%)

Socio-demographic breakdown

Answer: Total ‘No’EU28LV
TOTAL4244
GENDER
Man4044
Woman4544
LEFT-RIGHT POLITICAL SCALE
Left4060
Centre4249
Right4633

3. MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT

QD5 Do you think that conflicts in the Middle East have an influence or not on the way (NATIONALITY) Jewish people are perceived by people in (OUR COUNTRY)? (%)

EU28LV
Total ‘Yes’5427
Total ‘No’3563
Don’t know1110

QD5 Do you think that conflicts in the Middle East have an influence or not on the way (NATIONALITY) Jewish people are perceived by people in (OUR COUNTRY)? (%)

Socio-demographic breakdown

Answer: Total ‘Yes’EU28LV
TOTAL5427
EDUCATION (End of)
15-4426
16-195126
20+6125
Still studying5838
LEFT-RIGHT POLITICAL SCALE
Left6233
Centre5626
Right5330

Document data: Special Eurobarometer 484; published in January 2019. Link: http://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/survey/getsurveydetail/instruments/special/surveyky/2220 Also available in Latvian

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