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Anti-jewish Rumors Occupy Third Place in the United States, Survey Establishes

A nation-wide analysis of vicious rumors which are being spread throughout the United States shows that false stories about Jews occupy third place in this type of propaganda, which is helpful to the Axis, it was announced here today by the Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety.

The propaganda research division of the Committee has established that the commonest types of rumors found in the survey were: Anti-administration, 21.3 percent; anti-Army and Navy, 19.4, anti-Semitic, 9.3, fear rumors, Army and Navy, 7.9; anti-British, 7.3, fifth column rumors, 6.9, unrevealed enemy action, 5.7; atrocity stories, 4.8; anti-Negro, 3.1, anti-business, 2.3; anti-Red Cross; 2.2; pipe dreams, 2.0; anti-labor, 1.9. Anti-Russian rumors constitute 0,6 percent of all rumors.