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American Public Opinion Polls:
Attitudes Toward Judaism & Islam


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Would you be more or less likely to vote for a presidential candidate in the 2016 election who...?  (Pew, January 2016)

 
More Likely
Less Likely
Wouldn't Matter
Is an Evangelical Christian
22%
20%
55%
Is Catholic
16%
8%
75%
Is Jewish
8%
10%
80%
Is Muslim
3%
42%
53%
Is Mormon
5%
23%
69%
Doesn't believe in God
6%
51%
41%

What is your attitude about the Jewish people? (Note: this survey contains an oversample of self-identified Evangelical Christians) (University of Maryland, December 2015)

 
Republican
Independent
Democrat
Total
Very favorable
53%
41%
49%
49%
Somewhat favorable
41%
36%
39%
39%
Somewhat unfavorable
5%
5%
6%
6%
Very unfavorable
1%
17%
4%
5%
Don't know/refuse to answer
<1%
3%
2%
2%

What is your attitude about the Jewish religion? (Note: this survey contains an oversample of self-identified Evangelical Christians) (University of Maryland, December 2015)

 
Republican
Independent
Democrat
Total
Very favorable
37%
34%
40%
38%
Somewhat favorable
48%
28%
43%
43%
Somewhat unfavorable
11%
15%
9%
11%
Very unfavorable
3%
9%
6%
7%
Don't know/refuse to answer
1%
5%
2%
2%

What is your attitude about the Muslim people? (Note: this survey contains an oversample of self-identified Evangelical Christians) (University of Maryland, December 2015)

 
Republican
Independent
Democrat
Total
Very favorable
11%
19%
27%
19%
Somewhat favorable
30%
24%
40%
34%
Somewhat unfavorable
34%
19%
20%
26%
Very unfavorable
24%
34%
11%
20%
Don't know/refuse to answer
1%
5%
2%
2%

What is your attitude about the Muslim religion? (Note: this survey contains an oversample of self-identified Evangelical Christians) (University of Maryland, December 2015)

 
Republican
Independent
Democrat
Total
Very favorable
9%
18%
17%
14%
Somewhat favorable
18%
10%
34%
24%
Somewhat unfavorable
27%
23%
32%
29%
Very unfavorable
46%
45%
15%
32%
Don't know/refuse to answer
<1%
5%
2%
2%

In your opinion is ISIS a reflection of true Islam? (Rasmussen Reports, November 20, 2015)

Yes, ISIS is a reflection of true Islam
35%
No, ISIS is not a reflection of true Islam
46%
Not sure/refused
19%

Do you regard radical Islam as a serious threat to the United States? (Rasmussen Reports, November 20, 2015)

Yes, radical Islam is a serious threat
92%
No, radical Islam is not a serious threat
8%

Is the United States at war with radical Islamic terrorism? (Rasmussen Reports, November 20, 2015)

Yes, we are at war with radical Islamic terrorism
60%
No, we are not at war with radical Islamic terrorism
24%
Not sure/refused
16%

Do you think that there is a global conflict between the Muslim world and Western civilization? (Rasmussen Reports, July 30, 2014)

Yes, there is a global conflict between the Muslim world and the West
59%
No, there is no global conflict between the Muslim world and the West
17%
I am not sure if there is a global conflict between the Muslim world and the West
24%

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%

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