Friday, August 20, 2010

Almost Half of Americans Do Not Know What Religion Obama is

There has been a lot of buzz the last couple of days about this Pew Poll finding that almost 1 in 5 Americans think President Obama is a Muslim. The White House even responded and claimed he is a Christian who prays every day. Based on Obama's youth in a Muslim country, I don't think it is surprising one fifth of Americans wonder if he might not have converted to that faith. What is surprising is 43% of Americans don't know what faith Obama is. This isn't just sour grapes by his political opponents either. Only 46% of democrats believe President Obama is a Christian. That's the shocking thing about this poll.

From Pew Research Center:
The view that Obama is a Muslim is more widespread among his political opponents than among his backers. Roughly a third of conservative Republicans (34%) say Obama is a Muslim, as do 30% of those who disapprove of Obama’s job performance. But even among many of his supporters and allies, less than half now say Obama is a Christian. Among Democrats, for instance, 46% say Obama is a Christian, down from 55% in March 2009.

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