Posted by Todd Rhoades in Trends
on Nov 28th, 2012 | 7 comments
Two recent studies, the WND/Wenzel Poll and the CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) assessment have found the following about what Muslims in the US believe and are thinking:
- nearly half say parodies of Muhammad should be prosecuted criminally and offenders given punishments up to the death penalty
- 68% planned to vote for Obama, 7% for Romney, 25% were undecided
- 40 percent of Muslims in America believe they should not be judged by U.S. law and the Constitution but by Shariah standards.
- Nearly 55 percent of the American Muslim voters say the U.S. is on the right track, and another 13 percent are uncertain.
- One in eight respondents said they think those Americans who criticize or parody Islam should face the death penalty
- Four in 10 said Muslims in America should be judged by Islamic law, Shariah.
- In the CAIR poll, 66 percent said they are closer to the Democratic Party, while affiliation with the GOP was about 9 percent.
- While 39 percent of Muslims said they believe existing U.S. courts should consult Shariah law when adjudicating cases involving Muslims, a plurality of 45 percent said they do not agree with this idea. Asked if the U.S. should establish separate courts based solely on Shariah law to adjudicate cases involving Muslim, 21 percent said it should. Two-thirds of respondents – 66 percent – said that separate courts are not necessary to adjudicate Muslims
- One in five say Muslim men should be allowed to follow their religion in America and have more than one wife, and 58 percent said criticism of their religion or of Muhammad should not be allowed under the Constitution.
- While 43 percent said they disagreed with the idea of Christians evangelizing Muslims, another 27 percent said they were undecided. Only 19 percent said they “strongly agree” with the idea that Americans have a right to invite Muslims to consider another faith.
- Nearly one in three said Israel either has no right to exist or they were uncertain whether it does.
Please know this is a mashup of both polls. You can read more details here.
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