Executive Summary



This chapter summarizes the main empirical findings of this study. It presents the results of our Nostra Aetate Index in a condensed fashion and discusses key findings from other chapters. It debates the firm sociological conclusion that on the Catholic side, the zenith of goodwill and understanding toward Judaism, reached during the pontificates of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, has already been reached and that the global Catholic rank and file increasingly threatens to be infected by the rising rates of global Antisemitism and hate of the Jewish State.


Economic sociology World Values Survey Catholic Antisemitism Religious tolerance Homosexuality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.American Studies CenterUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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