May 22, 2007
Muslim attitudes *
After speaking with more than 1,000 American Muslims, the venerable Pew Research Center reported today that Muslims are generally happy in the United States and aren’t hung up with the issues that have caused the global “clash of civilizations.”
This, though, was a startling discovery:
In fact, a poll last month by WorldPublicOpinion.org found “most respondents have mixed feelings about Al Qaeda.”
The survey only found about 2.35 million Muslims living in the United States, far fewer than the seven million that CAIR claims live here. Other key findings:
- American Muslims have a positive view of society.
- The majority believe hard work pays off.
- Though many are relatively recent immigrants, they are fairly assimilated.
(* Update—here’s the AP story.)