American Attitudes Toward Islam


Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Islam? (Washington Post-ABC News, March 2-5, 2006)

Favorable
43%
Unfavorable
46%
No Opinion
11%

Do you think mainstream Islam encourages violence against non-Muslims, or is it a peaceful religion? (Washington Post-ABC News, March 2-5, 2006)

Encourages violence
33%
Peaceful religion
54%
No Opinion
13%

Compared with other religions, do you think there are more violent extremists within Islam, fewer, or about the same number as in other religions? (Washington Post-ABC News, March 2-5, 2006)

More
58%
Same
34%
Fewer
3%
No Opinion
5%