Poll finds that nearly 1 in 5 Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim

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A substantial and growing number of Americans say that Barack Obama is a Muslim, while the proportion saying he is a Christian has declined. More than a year and a half into his presidency, a plurality of the public says they do not know what religion Obama follows.

A new national survey by the Pew Research Center finds that nearly one-in-five Americans (18%) now say Obama is a Muslim, up from 11% in March 2009. Only about one-third of adults (34%) say Obama is a Christian, down sharply from 48% in 2009. Fully 43% say they do not know what Obama's religion is. The survey was completed in early August, before Obama's recent comments about the proposed construction of a mosque near the site of the former World Trade Center.

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The new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life -- conducted July 21-Aug. 5 among 3,003 respondents reached on landlines and cell phones, and interviewed in both English and Spanish -- finds that despite increasing uncertainty about Obama's religion, the public generally says he handles his religious beliefs appropriately.

http://pewforum.org/Politics-and-Elections/Growing-Number-of-Americans-Say-Obama-is-a-Muslim.aspx#1


Tut tut America.


Also, because I know the Internet scientists will be on to point out that it's a sample and not all Americans (thank you captain obvious) 3,000 subjects is perfectly adequate for a pretty representative sample of a population.
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#3
Poll finds that we're idiots.

STOP THE PRESSES.
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Poll finds that half the planets population are morons
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poll finds that polls find.
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I hope Pew Research Center is enjoying making us look bad.

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#7
Tbh, I don't really know or care about Obama's religion, but does it matter really lol? Muslim or not he should be judged based on his actions
#8
Hm, I wonder how long it's going to take before I lose all hope in my fellow Americans. It seems like it won't be long.

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Tbh, I don't really know or care about Obama's religion, but does it matter really lol?
Apparently it does.

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Muslim or not he should be judged based on his actions
Exactly.

I think the most important thing this poll proves is that Americans are just plain ignorant.
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#10
Well, very few people know that David Cameron is actally an initiate of the cult of Set.
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25% of all statistics are incorrect.
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#13
He states he's Christian, yet he must not follow devoutly, and he is definitely not a muslim. So I don't really know what he is either.

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#15
Oh dear America.
It's sad how they used to think he's the best thing since sliced bread and now they're not so hot on him.

"Muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," President Obama said. "And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan."

I guess that's the comment that makes them think he's a muslim. Quick to defend their amendments, but only when it suits them.
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I thought he was Muslim? I must have been very misinformed. Probably me overhearing my racist mother spewing shit.
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He states he's Christian, yet he must not follow devoutly, and he is definitely not a muslim. So I don't really know what he is either.
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#18
And this is why I can't stand reading my local newspaper's editorial and opinions section. In 2008, they were practically fellating Obama, now every single thing he does brings us closer to being Commies. "I gotz tuh protecs muh kidz fruhm that nazi commie muhzlum obama!"
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He states he's Christian, yet he must not follow devoutly, and he is definitely not a muslim. So I don't really know what he is either.


does it really matter?
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Poll finds that half the planets population are morons

75%, to be more accurate.
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I thought he was Muslim? I must have been very misinformed. Probably me overhearing my racist mother spewing shit.
Yeah that doesn't help.
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#22
I can tell you right now, my mom is one of the 1/5 people that believe this. >.>

She also believes he's the next Hitler (wtf?) and is going to take over America from the inside-out, and hand it over to the Muslims.


I'm not exaggerating.
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#23
Well hes obviously the wrong colour to be Christian of course. And nobody else matters except Christians and muslims who they dont like.
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Those are the same people that given an Obama poll asking whether he is a communist, fascist, or both, would all mark the "both" category...
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Oh dear America.
It's sad how they used to think he's the best thing since sliced bread and now they're not so hot on him.

"Muslims have the right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country," President Obama said. "And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan."

I guess that's the comment that makes them think he's a muslim. Quick to defend their amendments, but only when it suits them.

You should read some of my responses to people that are so eager to only allow rights apply to people that think like they do. I become quite indignant. Some might call me an asshole.
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He's not!?!?!

There again, i'm english.
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#30
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I can tell you right now, my mom is one of the 1/5 people that believe this. >.>

She also believes he's the next Hitler (wtf?) and is going to take over America from the inside-out, and hand it over to the Muslims.


I'm not exaggerating.


Well, being the president has certainly given him a headstart in taking over the country. That's where i'd start too, pretty suspicious behaviour if you ask me.
#31
Am I the only one who doesn't give a f**k if he's Christan, Muslim or a Hindu etc?
#33
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Even if he was Muslim, why does that matter?


Because hes worshipping the wrong kind of Abrahamic God apparently.
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#34
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Even if he was Muslim, why does that matter?

cuz them he'm be an immigant, and he'd huv tooked are jawwwwbs.
#35
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What makes you say that?


Obviously a pretty big thing to say, and I really can't prove that. But the reason I think this is that he talks of it as a religion he practices, more than what he believes. Most people who devoutly follow any religion think of it as the only way and very important (except for say, Coexist people). He also does things that are generally against Christian value, like drinking for example, and probably other stuff in his younger years. And finally, although this has nothing to prove his Christianity or not, he's a very liberal president whereas most Christian churches are on the conservative side and support conservative values. But this doesn't make him not Christian, however you would think someone who was devout in their faith would be more likely to follow what his church says, even though it's not necessary and doesn't prove anything.

So yeah, I can't prove it or anything, but that's my personal opinion.

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I can tell you right now, my mom is one of the 1/5 people that believe this. >.>

She also believes he's the next Hitler (wtf?) and is going to take over America from the inside-out, and hand it over to the Muslims.


I'm not exaggerating.

It sounds legit to me.
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Quote by SlayingDragons
I can tell you right now, my mom is one of the 1/5 people that believe this. >.>

She also believes he's the next Hitler (wtf?) and is going to take over America from the inside-out, and hand it over to the Muslims.


I'm not exaggerating.


Sounds a lot like my mom. Does your mom happen to hate him because hes a nigger?
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Obviously a pretty big thing to say, and I really can't prove that. But the reason I think this is that he talks of it as a religion he practices, more than what he believes. Most people who devoutly follow any religion think of it as the only way and very important (except for say, Coexist people). He also does things that are generally against Christian value, like drinking for example, and probably other stuff in his younger years. And finally, although this has nothing to prove his Christianity or not, he's a very liberal president whereas most Christian churches are on the conservative side and support conservative values. But this doesn't make him not Christian, however you would think someone who was devout in their faith would be more likely to follow what his church says, even though it's not necessary and doesn't prove anything.

So yeah, I can't prove it or anything, but that's my personal opinion.


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