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After ruminating on Dinah Shore (yeah, I read everything Steve Sailer writes because Steve Sailer wrote it, not because it necessarily piques my interest), Steve concludes:

One might think, from things like Philip Roth’s alternative history The Plot Against America, that the South is teeming with anti-Semites, but that seems to be more the cherished belief of Northern Jews than the bitter experience of Southern Jews.

The GSS has queried respondents on their feelings towards four times in its history, most recently in 2004. It asked them to use a “feeling thermometer”, for which ratings between 0-49 indicate unfavorable feelings towards Jews and ratings from 51-100 indicating favorable feelings towards them, the higher the score, the more favorable the perception. The following table ranks the nine geographic divisions (as identified by the US census) by their average feelings towards Jews:

Region Jews
New England 68.21
South Atlantic 62.38
West North Central 62.08
Mountain 61.54
East North Central 61.25
Middle Atlantic 61.22
Pacific 60.30
West South Central 58.69
East South Central 57.50

New England is especially positively predisposed towards Jews, which might make the rest of the country look like fertile ground for the fourth reich to an identity-obsessed Jew like Philip Roth, but warm feelings are the norm across the country, with little difference between the mid-Atlantic states such as Roth’s own New Jersey and, say, the southern seaboard which is comprised of states including South Carolina and Georgia.

To the extent that there is any relative hostility towards Jews detectable here (and it’s stretching prodigiously to even speculate as much–one SD is 20 points on the scale), it shows up in heavily NAM regions of the South and West. Foreign-born Hispanics’ opinions on Jews are notoriously ’embarrassing’, and there has historically been a lot of tension between blacks and Jews over who is America’s most victimized group. Indeed, whites express warmer feelings towards Jews than blacks, Hispanics, or Asians do.

GSS variables used: REGION, JEWTEMP

(Republished from The Audacious Epigone by permission of author or representative)
• Tags: GSS, Jews, NAMs, US regionalism