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Facts & figures

42% of Americans believe Islam teaches respect for beliefs of non-Muslims.

22% of Americans believe it does not.

14% of Americans believe Islam encourages violence.

57% of Americans believe Islam is a peaceful religion.

5% of Americans believe Islam has fewer violent extremists than other religions.

38% of Americans believe it has more.

41% of Americans believe it has about the same number.

31% of Americans are familiar with Islam.

61% of Americans are not.

Of those who are familiar with Islam:

54%
view Islam favorably.

60% think it respects other faiths.

71% think it's a peaceful religion.

SOURCE: ABC NEWS/BELIEFNET.COM


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