Poll: Public doubts Islam more prone to violence

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 25, 2010 10:25

WASHINGTON — Americans doubt that Islam is likelier than other faiths to encourage violence, but their overall view of the religion has worsened over the past five years, a poll said Tuesday.

In a survey that underlined the complex views people have about Muslims, 51 percent agreed that a Muslim center should not be built near the former site of New York's World Trade Center, compared to 34 percent who said it should be permitted.


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