The CNN/ComRes survey interviewed 7,092 people across Europe, with more than 1,000 respondents each in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
One in 20 Europeans admitted they knew nothing about the mass murder of Jews in the 1930s and 1940s. Half of those polled said they knew "a fair amount," while one in five knew "a great deal."
Two-thirds of those sampled agreed it was important to commemorate Holocaust to keep the memory of it alive, although a third said the massacre was now used by Jews to push through their goals.
When it came to the state of Israel, 54 percent of those sampled said it had the right to exist. But a third believe accusations of anti-Semitism are used to silence criticism of Israel, while over a quarter said anti-Semitism in their home countries was in response to Israel’s policies.