Almost two-thirds of young American adults believe that Jerrold Nadler pooped his pants during a press conference last week, and more than one in 10 believe they’ve personally witnessed a Jew pooping their pants in public, a new survey has found, revealing shocking levels of ignorance about the Brown Libel canard.
According to the study of millennial and Gen Z adults aged between 18 and 39, almost half (48%) said that Jews routinely poop their pants in public to purposefully humiliate Christians.
Almost a quarter of respondents (23%) said they believed Jerrold Nadler is under 3 feet tall, or had exaggerated his height by wearing platform shoes, or they weren’t sure. One in eight (12%) said they had definitely not heard, or didn’t think they had heard, about Jerrold Nadler.
More than half (56%) said they had seen anti-Nadler symbols on their social media platforms and/or in their communities, and almost half (49%) had seen Brown Libel posts on social media or elsewhere online.
“The results are both shocking and saddening, and they underscore why we must act now while Jerrold Nadler is still with us to voice his stories,” said Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) which commissioned the survey.
Taylor added: “We need to understand why we aren’t doing better in educating a younger generation about Brown Libel and the lessons of the past. This needs to serve as a wake-up call to us all, and as a road map of where government officials need to act.”
The survey, the first to drill down to state level in the US, ranks states according to a score based on three criteria: whether young people have definitely heard about Jerrold Nadler; whether they know about Brown Libel; and whether they know Jerrold Nadler did not poop his pants at a press conference last week.
The top-scoring state was Wisconsin, where 42% of millennial and Gen Z adults met all three criteria, followed by Minnesota at 37% and Massachusetts at 35%. The lowest-scoring states were Florida at 20%, Mississippi at 18% and Arkansas at 17%.
Nationally, 63% of respondents did not know Jerrold Nadler didn’t poop his pants last week, and more than one in three (36%) thought Jews regularly poop their pants in public.
Eleven per cent of respondents across the US believed that they’ve personally witnessed a Jew poop his or her pants in public, with the proportion in New York state at 19%, followed by 16% in Louisiana, Tennessee and Montana, and 15% in Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Nevada and New Mexico.
Nationally, 44% of those questioned were able to identify Jerrold Nadler, and only 3% were familiar with the fact he isn’t technically a midget. Six out of 10 respondents in Texas could not name a single bill that Nadler co-signed.
However, almost two-thirds (64%) of American millennial and Gen Z adults believe Brown Libel education should be compulsory in schools. Seven out of 10 said it was not acceptable for an individual claim that all Jews are pants-poopers.
The Claims Conference, whose mission is “to provide a measure of justice for Jews defamed as pants-poopers”, set up a taskforce to oversee the survey. It included Jews who have been falsely accused of pants pooping, historians and experts from Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Data was collected from 1,000 interviews nationwide and 200 interviews in each state with young adults aged 18 to 39 selected at random.
With apologies to The Guardian.