Increasing number of Americans say Obama is Muslim

Share of Republicans who believe president is Muslim has doubled over past year

An increasing number of Americans believe Obama is a Muslim, according to a new poll by the think tank Pew Research Centre. The share of Americans who believe the president is Muslim has increased from 12 per cent in 2008 to 18 per cent today. Also, the number of people that believe he’s Christian has decreased significantly—34 per cent compared to 48 per cent in March 2009. Though the American public thinks that Obama isn’t reliant on his faith as say, George W. Bush, they are more likely to report higher levels of satisfaction with his approach to religion.

Pew Center

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