Hmmm, ONLY 55% of Americans have a very unfavorable view of Islam?

Overall, just 55% of Americans had either a somewhat or very unfavorable view of Islam, while one in four said they were not sure how they viewed it. Just 7% said they had a very favorable view of the religion, and 14% said they saw it somewhat favorably. (Apparently, not enough people know about BNI)

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10 News  The findings, detailed in a HuffPost/YouGov poll on Americans’ views of Muslims released Friday as part of HuffPost Religion’s week-long Muslim Life in America series, show a nation of fractured opinions and experiences when it comes to Islam, with stark differences among age groups and political affiliations.

When broken down by age and political affiliation, younger Americans and Democrats were more likely to feel goodwill toward Islam and to want to learn about it. Democrats were 16 percentage points more likely than Republicans to hold favorable views, and 13 points more likely to say they would be interested in learning more. (Here you go)

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Forty percent of those ages 18 to 29 had an unfavorable view of Islam, compared with 63 percent of those ages 45 to 64, and 58 percent of those 65 and older. People under 29 were more likely to have Muslim friends, and were 20 points more likely than any other age group to say they would want to learn more about Islam.

PEW poll from 2011 (before all the Islamic State atrocities) shows that “Europeans believe their relations with Muslims are bad: France (62%), Germany (61%), Spain (58%) and Britain (52%). The poll also shows that most Europeans believe Muslims in their countries do not want to integrate: Germany (72%), Spain (69%), France (54%) and Britain (52%). The Pew survey shows that almost 60% of Europeans believe Muslims are “fanatical,” 50% believe they are “violent” and only 22% believe they are “respectful of women.” In response to the question “Which religion is most violent?” 90% of French say Islam, as do 87% of Spaniards, 79% of Germans and 75% of Britons. The poll also shows that more than two-thirds of Germans (73%), Britons (70%), French (68%) and Spanish (61%) are worried about Islamic extremists in their countries.”

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