Antisemitic and Islamophobic acts have risen in Canada since the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on Israel that killed 1,200 and 250 taken hostage.

The war that followed has seen more than 36,000 civilian residents of Gaza killed.

Despite the increase in hateful acts against Jews and Muslims, new polling from non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows Canadians have grown less concerned in the last six months.

A majority of 1,603 Canadians polled believe both issues are of concern, but worry for both concerns has fallen nine per cent since December. Some 66 per cent say they consider anti-Muslim attacks a problem, and 67 per cent see antisemitic acts as a problem, 

Jews and Muslims were more likely to be more concerned.

Seven in 10 Jews polled felt that antisemitism was a major problem in Canada. Fifty-four per cent of Muslims felt that anti-Muslim hate was a major problem.

Female respondents generally were more likely to be concerned with both types of hatred, while men 35 to 54 were the least concerned with anti-Muslim sentiment, with only 50 per cent considering it a problem or major problem. 

Across voter bases, respondents were generally concerned with incidents of antisemitism in Canada. This was not the case with Conservative voters, with 59 per cent indicating they feel Islamophobic events were minor or not a concern at all.