Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies

The Limits of Hostility: Students Report on Antisemitism and anti-Israel Sentiment at Four US Universities

Graham Wright, Michelle Shain, Shahar Hecht, and Leonard Saxe

December 2017

The Limits of Hostility report coverThis report is part of a program of research focusing on undergraduates and their perceptions and experiences of antisemitism and anti-Israel hostility on US campuses. This report examines four institutions, Brandeis University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Michigan). The report draws on survey data collected in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years from representative samples of undergraduates (both Jewish and non-Jewish) at these schools.

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