By Paul Miller, Originally published in Breitbart.com
A study titled “National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014,” conducted in the spring of 2014 by Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, revealed that over half of Jewish college students have experienced anti-Semitism on campus.
Trinity professors Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar led the research project, under the guidance of Kenneth L. Marcus, president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and past head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Brandeis Center and Trinity College released a joint report this morning explaining the survey methodology and findings.
Of the 1,157 students in the sample, 54 percent reported instances of anti-Semitism on campus during the first six months of the 2013-2014 academic year. The data provide a snapshot of the types, context, and location of anti-Semitism as experienced by a large national sample of Jewish students at university and four-year college campuses.
The rates of victimization for students with different social characteristics – such as type of campus, year of study, academic major, demographics, religiosity, or politics – ranged from a low of 44 percent to a high of 73 percent. There was only a slight variation in the rates across the regions of the United States, strongly suggesting that anti-Semitism on campus is a nationwide problem.