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USA 1 In 5 Americans See Obama As 'Muslim'A New Public Opinion Poll Shows 18 Percent Of Americans Wrongl

kds1980

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http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Nearly-1-in-5-Americans-See-Obama-as-Muslim-101073314.html
A new public opinion poll shows 18 percent of Americans wrongly believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim.

The number of Americans with that mistaken idea has risen in the past year, although President Obama is a practicing Christian and has made many public statements about his faith.

The poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center indicated that only 34 percent of people know the president is Christian. A larger number – 43 percent – say they are not certain what religion Obama practices.

The survey found that those who believe the President is a Muslim overwhelmingly disapprove of his job performance.

Mr. Obama's faith has long been the subject of Internet rumors. During his run for president, his detractors occasionally questioned the significance of his middle name "Hussein".

The new poll was conducted before the president came out to support the rights of developers to build a Muslim cultural center in New York near the site of the September 11 attacks.

Mr. Obama's opinion on the subject angered opponents of the cultural center who say it is offensive to build a Muslim site that includes a mosque so close to the scene of an attack by Islamist extremists.

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan organization that gathers information about issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

The Pew group conducts public opinion polling and social science research by analyzing news coverage and by holding forums and briefings
 

spnadmin

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One other possibility is that some of that 20 or 18 percent know very well that Obama is not a Muslim. However they persist in making out that he is in order to stir the pot. There is a well-organized and loud wind of the political right who have no shame and will stop at nothing to undermine established governmental processes. They also use the Internet with great skill to spread rumors and incite fear.
 

BazGrewal

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One other possibility is that some of that 20 or 18 percent know very well that Obama is not a Muslim. However they persist in making out that he is in order to stir the pot. There is a well-organized and loud wind of the political right who have no shame and will stop at nothing to undermine established governmental processes. They also use the Internet with great skill to spread rumors and incite fear.

That is probably true.
 
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