News & Notes: Over half of Jewish students have experienced anti-Semitism in first half of 2013-14, study says
Approximately 54 percent of Jewish students had anti-Semitic experiences on campus in the first half of the 2013-14 academic year, according to a study conducted by researchers at Trinity College that was released this week.
The online survey consisted of questions regarding the situation and location of each anti-Semitic experience. It was filled out by 1,157 Jewish students across 55 college campuses throughout the nation.
58 percent of religious Jewish students reported that others had demonstrated hostility toward Jewish people, as well as the Jewish faith.
Barry A. Kosmin, director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture and Research at Trinity College, and Ariela Keysar, the associate director of the institute, emphasized that the problem of anti-Semitism was not an isolated problem, but rather one that is pervasive throughout the nation.
Keysar said she hopes that this survey will raise awareness of the hostilities that Jewish students face and that anti-Jewish bias does not only hurt highly religious Jews.