Poll: More Americans have an unfavorable view of Muslim countries
August 30th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: More Americans have an unfavorable view of Muslim countries

(CNN) – Ten years ago only one-quarter of Americans reported having a favorable view of Muslim countries. According to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, that number hasn't changed.

When asked about their opinion of Muslim countries, a plurality of Americans-42 percent-said they have an unfavorable view. One quarter had a favorable opinion and 32 percent didn't have strong feelings one way or the other.

In March 2002, six months after 9/11, attitudes were virtually the same. Back then, 24 percent said they had a favorable opinion of Muslim countries and 41 percent said they had an unfavorable view.

The poll also reveals a partisan split on attitudes toward Muslim countries. Roughly 6 in 10 Republicans said they have an unfavorable opinion and one-quarter of Democrats said the same.

The CNN/ORC International poll was conducted among 1,017 adults nationwide by telephone from August 24-25. It has an overall sampling error of plus-or-minus three percentage points.

–CNN's Rebecca Stewart contributed to this report.


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The problem is that too many "moderate Muslims" don't speak out because they are either fearful of the radiacals or don't care that their religion is being hijacked by people with a terrorist/radical/politcal agenda. I wish there was someone there that could rally those that could fight that pervert the religion.

    August 30, 2011 07:09 am at 7:09 am |
  2. Diana

    Canadians, in general, have a very unfavorable view of Muslim countries and of the many Muslims who immigrate into Canada.
    They come but do not integrate.
    They have tried to bring Sharia law into Canada.
    They treat women as inferior and expect them to dress covered up under body bags. The men dress normally.

    August 30, 2011 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  3. diridi

    Libya, next is Iran, and Saudi....so on so forth...next North Korea.....for North Korea, it may take some time.....

    August 30, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  4. yolanda

    More Democrats have a favorable opinion of Muslim countries because most American Muslims are Democrats.......

    August 30, 2011 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  5. FM

    Those who are taking such polls, are the ones who are dividing people. Why all these?? The religion was not started yesterday. No one, I repeat no one in the past took such polls, why now??? And what these poll takers benefit from it!

    August 30, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  6. Valno

    Muslim Countries??? Why are they called Muslim countries? That is the problem with those countries they put their religion in charge of Governing their state.

    August 30, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  7. Donkey Party

    And that's the only poll needed for Muslim Americans to never vote for the fear and hate mongering RepubliKKKans.

    August 30, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |