American Muslim Poll

Jewish Americans are at least Islamphobic faith group, a survey find

Jewish Americans are at least Islamphobic faith group, a survey find

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Gaza Post-Agencies// A majority of Jewish Americans have positive feelings about Muslims and the feelings are mutual, according to a survey released on Wednesday. 

"53 precent of Jweish Americans reported having positive views about Muslims compared to 13 percent with negative views. According to the 2019 American Muslim Poll conducted in January.  

Likewise, 45 precent of Muslim Americans had favorable views of Jews, while just 10 of which reported having negative views. And the remaining respondents were neutral.

Personallu knowing a Muslim may contribute to the positive sentiments: 76% percent of Jewish American respondents said they knew a Muslim, compared to 54 percent of the general public, and 45 percent of the Jews said that they are close enough with a Muslim that they would call them if they needed help. 

Among white evangelicals, as many as 44 percent held unfavorable opinions about Muslims, more than double those with favorable views, 20 percent.

The poll was commissioned by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a research and advocacy organization for Muslim Americans. Among the 2,376 respondents were 804 who identified as Muslim and 360 as Jewish.

The margin of error was 3.6 percent, but higher for Jews and Muslims: 7.6 percent for the former and 4.9 percent for the latter.

Source: Haaretz

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