Negative attitudes toward Jews are persistent and pervasive around the world. According to a 2014/2015 survey (ADL Global 100), 1.09 billion people in the world today harbor anti-Semitic attitudes. Throughout 100 countries, 74% of the respondents have never even met a Jewish person. Attitudes and perceptions are learned through the Internet or by word of mouth, or as part of a specific culture and passed down through the generations. This translates to 26% of people world-wide showing intolerance to a particular group of people based on their perceptions, not their direct experiences, with Jews.
Many of the anti-Semitic attitudes have turned from demonstrations (17,000 strong down Paris' Champs Elysees yelling "Death to the Jews, Jews get out of here") into terroristic acts as happened in Paris and throughout France in 2015 and 2016, with teens and adults murdered, and properties and cemeteries desecrated. The Jewish people in the Ukraine are now persecuted, as were those who were forced to flee Ethiopia in recent years.
More than 50 people living in the U.S. have been linked to terrorism motivated by Islamic extremism in 2015. There has also been a spike in White Supremacy activities here, resulting in an increase in violence.
There are all forms of hate (not necessarily anti-Semitism), some being demonstrated by bullying amongst school children. The No Place For Hate program of the Anti-Defamation League provides schools and communities with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred.
For millions of students, bullying, cyber-bullying, and name-calling can damage their self-esteem and ability to learn. As a result, many students suffer from depression; some take their own lives.
No Place For Hate has directly reached 3.5 million people, and is currently active in 1500 schools and communities nationwide.