47% Canadians Believe The United States Has A "Great Deal" Or "Many" Neo-Nazis

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Nearly half of Canadians believe the U.S. is home to an abundance of neo-Nazis, according to a recent survey.

According to the Huffington Post, nearly half of Canadians believe that the United States has a “great deal” or “many” Neo-Nazis. In a survey about Holocaust Remembrance released Thursday, it was revealed that Canadians think that the U.S. has a Nazi problem.

These perceptions likely come from the media attention that neo-Nazis receive. Last year, a group of neo-Nazis "received the red-carpet treatment from U.S. law enforcement as they traveled to Washington for a rally." A Holocaust scholar compared some American elected officials to those in Nazi Germany. Days after an anti-Semitic gunman shot down Jewish worshipers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a white supremacist congressman was reelected.

While almost half of Canadians felt that there are a “great deal” or “many” neo-Nazis in the U.S, only 17% of Canadians feel that there are a “great deal” or “many” neo-Nazis in Canada.

Canadians are not alone in these beliefs. 51% of Americans said that there are a “great deal” or “many” neo-Nazis in the U.S.

Further alarming was the finding that two-thirds of American millennials, and 41% of Americans as a whole did not know what Auschwitz was. 52% of Canadian millennials and 49% of all Canadians could not name a single Nazi prison camp.

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