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The German* newspaper Die Welt created a graphic showing rates of antisemitism according to party preference.

Rates for classical antisemitism are between 2 and 6% for all parties except for a far-right party, and rates for antisemitism in relation to Israel** are between 15 and 27% - again with the exception of a far-right party.

The rate of both forms of antisemitism among non-voters is much closer to that of the far-right party than to the rate of the other parties.

Are these statistics correct regarding the correlation between non-voters and antisemitism? And are non-voters more likely to be antisemitic? Or are people with antisemitic views more likely to be non-voters? And why is that the case?

* This question is about the situation in Germany, but it would also be interesting to know if this is a general trend, or a situation that is specific to Germany.

** Antisemitism in relation to Israel is evaluated using the 3D test, which looks for delegitimization, demonization, and double standards as applied to Israel as a Jewish state. The test is for example also used by the state department, in the definition of antisemitism by the EUMC, or by the ADL.

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    Are these statistics correct? Very unlikely, statistic are subject to various bias, and such an extremely touchy subject such as antisemitism in Germany makes it only much more subject to bias. – Bregalad Apr 24 '17 at 19:54
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    @Bregalad As far as bias is concerned, your “quote” is quite spectacular… The question is “Are these statistics correct regarding the correlation between non-voters and antisemitism?” Hand-wringing about statistics and bias doesn't explain that away, you need to believe that these biases play out differently for non-voters than for everybody else. Do you a plausible theory as to why that might be? – Relaxed Apr 24 '17 at 21:49
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    Do you have a reason to doubt the veracity of the source? I don't suppose there is an English version of the study available. Two ideas that come to mind are that the far right voters are more likely to feel so disenfranchised that they don't bother voting, and that immigrants (especially from the Middle East) are more likely to be both non-voters and "fail" the 3D test. – IllusiveBrian Apr 24 '17 at 23:05
  • @IllusiveBrian I don't have a reason to doubt the source, but I wanted to leave the possibility for an answer along the lines of "This can't be answered as the premise is wrong". I don't think that the study is available in English, but I did find it in German. It does note that some of the percentages for non-voters are remarkable, but it does not attempt to explain them. It does also show a correlation of antisemitism with gender, age, income, education, location, and political position. – tim Apr 25 '17 at 12:53
  • Do they break down non-voters by Muslim vs. others? – user4012 Apr 25 '17 at 15:25

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