Omid Memarian

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Keeping the Muslim Faith - And a Low Profile

Here is my latest piece about how Muslims feel about their religion these days in the United States, published in Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS):

"A survey released by Pew Research Center last month confirms that public attitudes in the United States about Muslims and Islam have grown more negative in recent years.

"About four in ten Americans (43 percent) say they have a favourable opinion of Muslims, while 35 percent express a negative view. Opinion about Muslims, on balance, was somewhat more positive in 2004 (48 percent favourable vs. 32 percent unfavourable)," Pew reported.

"As in previous surveys, Muslim Americans are seen more positively than Muslims (53 percent vs. 43 percent); however, unfavourable opinions of Muslim Americans have also edged upward, from 25 percent in 2005 to 29 percent currently." (Continue...)


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