Americans adopting less favorable view of Islam
Catholic World News - August 25, 2010
For the first time in the past decade, more Americans hold an unfavorable view of Islam than a favorable one, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
A month after the September 11, 2001, attacks, 47% of Americans had a favorable view of Islam, and 39% had an unfavorable view, according to an ABC poll cited in the new survey. By 2005, 41% held a favorable view, and 36% held an unfavorable view. Today, 30% hold a favorable view, and 38% hold an unfavorable view.
Among the survey’s other findings:
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: hartwood01 -
Aug. 27, 2010 1:44 PM ET USA
The radicalized portion of Muslims are the terrorists. There are so many peaceful followers of Islam, I hate to think of their young feeling the antipathy toward them. How is knee-jerk hatred of all Muslims helpful and Christ-like? No,I don't have my head in the sand, it's difficult to love a people you don't know. I am blessed to know many Muslims,and I am pained to see the attempt to exclude from mainstream America.
Posted by: Justin8110 -
Aug. 25, 2010 5:23 PM ET USA
Perhaps Americans are finally waking up from the delusion that Islam ever was a "religion of peace." I can only see these new numbers as a good thing. History and current events tell a different story of Islam than the secular elites and the pipe dream peace at any price liberals do.