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Poll: Majority Of Americans View Islam Negatively, Including Democrats

A majority of Americans have a negative view of Islam after the terrorist attacks in Paris and California, including a majority of Democrats.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of Islam, according to the latest YouGov/Huffpost poll of Americans. That number includes 45 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of Independents and 75 percent of Republicans.

Only 27 percent of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Islam while 45 percent, nearly twice as many have an unfavorable view. Only 11 percent of Republicans and 15 percent of Independents have a favorable view of the religion.

Only 23 percent of Americans in the poll said they had friends who were Muslim while 67 percent said that they didn’t. Ten percent were unsure.

The survey included 1,000 Americans and has a 4.1 percent margin of error.

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