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Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Scientific Measure of Religious Prejudice in America

The Gallup Center for Muslim Studies is out today with a new report which scientifically measures the amount of self-reported religious prejudice in the United States.

As reported in our story today "More than 4 in 10 Americans (43%) admit to feeling at least "a little" prejudice toward Muslims -- more than twice the number who say the same about Christians (18%), Jews (15%) and Buddhists (14%)."

You can see the numbers for yourself here:

The full report: Religious Perceptions in America: With an In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Attitudes Toward Muslims and Islam is available here.

For more news on Muslim-West relations from Gallup, click here.


Anonymous said...
January 23, 2010 at 9:54 AM  

Do you think the outrageous number of murdered and oppressed might have something to do with it.. actions speak louder than words .. if they want people to view their religion as one of peace maybe they should stop blowing people to pieces

Anonymous said...
January 23, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

Believing good about someone or some group inspite of a history of murder and oppression is also a prejudice but naive, weak, and Pollyanna ideas are always acceptable to those unwilling or unable to face harsh reality...surely Hitler doesn't really mean what he says in Mein Kampf... he just needs a hug and some understanding

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