A new global survey on anti-Semitism made uncomfortable reading for France where more than one in three people were found to hold anti-Semitic views. However some experts say the figure exaggerates the problem of anti-Semitism in France.

Around 18 million people, or 37 percent of the adult population in France, which is home to the world's third largest Jewish population, hold some form of anti-Semitic attitude, according to a new global survey by the Anti-Defamation League.

France, which is home to around half a million Jews – far more than any other western European country – did not compare well to other European countries in ADL's study.

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