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Poll: U.S. split on Muslim allies

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posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 05:57 AM
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Poll: U.S. split on Muslim allies


edition.cnn.com

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Monday shows that 51 percent of Americans believe the United States should trust Muslim allies the same as any other ally, but 48 percent said the United States should trust Muslim allies less.

The poll showed that 61 percent of Americans looked favourably upon Turkey, while 34 percent had an unfavourable opinion of that country.

The CNN/ORC Poll of 1,023 adult Americans
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posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 05:57 AM
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As you'll see above, I emphasised this poll's sample size is far too small to be indicative of the entire American population's opinion, but it's nevertheless a startling insight into some seriously flawed logic.

Weighing up an Allied country's "trustworthiness" based upon which Prophet they follow and Holy Book they read?

And I say we cut off all ties with brown-haired nations while we're at it too.

Most Western countries have Industrial/Workplace Discrimination laws in place precisely to stop this flawed logic being used to evaluate people's ACTUAL performance & reliability based solely on their gender, age, sex, cultural background and so on.

Yet, in another stunning parallel that defies everyday common sense, this apparently does not apply to Foreign Policy.

So it's perfectly okay to discriminate against an entire nation's religious denomination, but it's down-right barbarian to discriminate against the individual's personal beliefs?

Again.... defies logic.


Hopefully this 48% is just a statistic, not a real-world trend.

edition.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 7/4/09 by The Godfather of Conspira]



posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 07:45 AM
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Some supporting articles:

This poll uses the same sample group as the first.

A large majority, 79 percent, said people in other countries will have a more positive view of the U.S. because of Obama, while only 19 percent said it would be more negative, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Monday.

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...


In the most recent ABC/WaPo poll, further published analysis notes some interesting data re Islam and Muslim nations.

81% believe it's important for Obama to try to improve U.S. relations with Muslim nations (46% think it's very important.) One wonders who the 18% who disagree are. Further, 65% think Obama will go just the right distance to do so (22% think he'll go too far.)

And whereas only 45% think they have a "good basic understanding of the teachings and beliefs of Islam", this represents an improvement from the 34% who said so in 2001. In fact, only 47% of respondents know anyone who is a Muslim (53% do not.)

www.dailykos.com...:-65-Trust-Obama-To-Handle-Relations-With-Muslim-Nations


One disturbing number in the poll: whereas 58% think mainstream Islam is a peaceful religion (virtually unchanged from 2001), the number who think mainstream Islam encourages violence against non-Muslims has grown from 14% to 29% (as the number who answer "do not know" shrinks.)


Some light at the end of the tunnel after all. Largely positive results like these above show small sample sizes aren't effective in representing a true overall picture of public opinion.


Nearly half of Republicans said Obama is apt to overreach in his efforts to advance U.S. relations, while large majorities of Democrats and independents alike said they think he'll walk the right line.

Republicans are also more apt than others to hold negative attitudes toward Islam, with six in 10 having unfavorable views, compared with about four in 10 for Democrats and independents. Among conservative Republicans, 65 percent view Islam unfavorably; liberal Democrats, by contrast, are 60 percent positive.

This partisan divide is also apparent on the question of whether mainstream Islam encourages hostility toward non-Muslims, with Republicans about twice as likely as Democrats to say it does. Nearly half of conservative Republicans see centrist Islam as a promoter of violence.

www.washingtonpost.com...

Funnily enough these above figures correspond very closely with the particular brand of MSM garbage they watch: (what a shocker!)



ONE thing that can be said for certain:

The mainstream media has far too much influence on people's perceptions of the world.

[edit on 7/4/09 by The Godfather of Conspira]



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