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Forum Post: Is this an indictment of America's educational system? religious leaders? political system?

Posted 7 years ago on Oct. 28, 2012, 7:08 p.m. EST by mideast (506)
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According to a new Associated Press survey, more Americans believe President Barack Obama is Jewish than believe that the president is a Muslim; while a plurality of the surveyed individuals believe he has “no religion.”

The survey, conducted using 1,071 random adults during the first week of September, asked, “Do you happen to know the religion of [Barack Obama]?”

The results were as follows:

Protestant — 28%
Catholic — 5%
Mormon — 0%
Jewish — 18%
Muslim — 10%
Other religion — 2%
No religion — 35%
Don’t know — 2%
Refused/Not Answered — 28%

Interestingly, the percentage of Americans who believe Obama is Jewish up from 0% in 2010, while the 10% of those who believe Obama to be of the Muslim faith is down from 17% two years ago.

Another noticeable shift in opinion is in those who believe the president has “no religion.” In 2010, only 2% of the surveyed said that he is areligious, while this year a plurality of 35% answered as such.

Despite the president repeatedly self-identifying as a Christian, only 33% of the surveyed Americans answered that Obama is any form of a Christian.

The same survey also found that 39% of Americans believe President Obama was born in another country.

By asking “Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?” the Associate Press found that 49% believe Obama is an America-born citizen, 39% believe he is foreign-born, and 12% refused/declined to answer.



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[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 7 years ago

Before reading this I would have said Protestant. Now I would say Refused/Not Answered. Now I don't care.

[-] 0 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 7 years ago

What is the relevance of this?

[-] -2 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 7 years ago

Well....let's see....

You can't talk about religion in schools....well except when you're attacking Christianity. And you can't talk about politics at Church....well unless you want to lose your 501c3 status. And no one wants to bring religion into politics...well unless the only thing you can attack about your opponent is his/her faith.

How about we just indict American's interest in knowing or discussing such things because it's so politically incorrect to do such a thing at all?