Hate groups in the United States
Statistics[change | change source]
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center:
- In 1999, there were 457 hate groups operating in the United States.
- The number of hate groups in the U.S. grew every year until 2011. At that point, there were 1018 hate groups operating in the United States.
- After 2011, the number of hate groups in the U.S. decreased for three straight years, but in 2015 it increased by 14%.
Types of hate groups[change | change source]
There are many different types of hate groups. Of the 892 hate groups currently operating in the U.S.:
- 190 are Ku Klux Klan
- 184 are "General Hate" groups - including:
- 180 are Black Separatist
- 95 are White Nationalist
- 95 are Racist Skinheads
- 94 are Neo-Nazi
- 35 are Neo-Confederate
- 19 are Christian Identity groups
According to the Anti-Defamation League, as of 2015, 21,000,000 people in the United States admitted to having anti-Semitic attitudes. For example, 31% of people admitted that they think "Jews are more loyal to Israel than to [this country/the countries they live in].
References[change | change source]
- "Active Hate Groups in the United States in 2015". Intelligence Report, 2016 Spring Issue. February 17, 2016. https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2016/active-hate-groups-united-states-2015#general.
- "The ADL Global 100". The Anti-Defamation League.