New York (Feb. 15)
Jews rank second among groups in the United States whom a cross-section of the American public feel might harm the country if they are not curbed, it is revealed in an article by Elmo Roper, well-known authority on public opinion surveys, appearing today in the New York Herald Tribune.
Questioned in 1943 as to whether “there are any groups in the country you feel night be harmful to the future of the country unless they are curbed,” fourteen percent of the persons queried replied “the Jews.” This percentage was exceeded only by the sixteen percent who answered “the Negroes.” After the Jews and Negroes came the Germans (Bund), Japanese, Foreigners, Jehovah’s Witnesses and labor unions in that order.
In a survey made in 1942, Mr. Roper discloses, six percent of laborers questioned declared that they did not wish to work side by side with Jews, and ten percent of farmers queried replied similarly. In 1944, a cross section was asked: “Are there any groups which you think are sometimes apt to cause trouble when mixed in with other workers?” Seven percent of them replied “Jews,” 34 percent said “Negroes,” and three percent said “communists.”