Apartheid Poll: Errors That Traveled Round the World

A well-constructed public opinion survey in terms of the Israeli publics attitudes on racism and of the corrosive effects of 45 years of ruling another people could do much to advance a mature discussion of the problem. The recent Dialog survey, and Gideon Levys poor reading of it, gave us neither.

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Twenty years ago, the American Jewish Committee commissioned the Roper Organization, a reputable polling firm, to gauge public knowledge about the Holocaust. One finding in particular grabbed headlines.