Most of the controversy about Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ was predicated on the assumption that at worst it would provoke profound anti‐semitism and at the best it would leave people unswayed (as regards the culpability of the Jewish people for the death of Jesus).
Looks like everyone was wrong–just ask the San Francisco Chronicle. The film seems to have nuanced people’s views and made them less willing to assign specific blame.
Note: the survey was pretty small. Read the Chronicle story to get the scoop on the methodology.