Voters See Worse Relations with Islam But Not With Individual Muslims
Monday, December 14, 2015
More voters than ever see a worsening relationship between the United States and the Islamic world, but they are less convinced that most Muslims around the world view America as an enemy and vice versa.
Sixty percent (60%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe that, compared to five years ago, U.S. relations with the Islamic world have gotten worse. That’s up 10 points from August and is the highest finding in tracking since August 2014, five years after President Obama gave a major speech in Cairo reaching out to the Muslim world. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only five percent (5%) think those relations are better than they were five years ago, while 28% think they’re about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 8-9, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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