Most Brits assume young Jewish men get about as much carnal action as Chinese men in their 60s, according to a new poll.
The YouGov survey, released last week, showed that a cross-section of British society thought that mild-mannered Jewish men in their 20s were particularly well-behaved in the bedroom, compared to their peers.
White men and women were thought most likely to have several sexual partners, while elderly Muslim women were considered least promiscuous.
The findings are likely to reignite the debate about the sexual habits of Jewish men, which were explored last year by Monica Porter, in her book ‘Raven: My Year of Dating Dangerously.’ After relations with several Jewish men in London, she wrote: “Jewish men are neither better nor worse at the bedroom arts than anyone else.”
Other findings from the study revealed that British Jews were among the most well-liked minorities in Britain, and were well-regarded when set against Chinese, Afro-Caribbeans, Muslims, Pakistanis, Poles and Australians.
They were also thought to be the least violent and least likely to take drugs, the second-most intelligent and polite (behind Chinese), and the least likely after Muslims to get drunk frequently. Young Jewish women were considered the most honest and helpful.
The survey of prejudices in Britain presented more than 1,500 participants with a cross-section of British society, divided by age, sex, and religious/ethnic affiliation, and asked whether they have specific positive and negative qualities.
In a breakdown, it showed that women, Tories, people over the age of 40 and those who consider themselves middle class viewed British Jews more positively than did men, Labour voters, working-class people and those under the age of 40.
The findings may assuage concerns that British Jews are seen negatively in the UK. Last year the Community Security Trust recorded 1,168 incidents of anti-Semitism against British Jews, more than double that of the previous year, but put this down largely to the war in Gaza and to increased reporting, including online racism.