Polls: One in four Americans thinks Obama’s a Muslim

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WASHINGTON (RNS) Two new polls say as many as one in four Americans mistakenly believe President Obama is a Muslim, presenting the White House with the unique challenge of defining a central element of the president’s life story. Asked in a Time magazine poll whether the president is a Muslim or a Christian, 24 percent […]

  • Read the fine print. At the end of the article, as they are required to do, Gallup said this:

    “Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Aug. 17, 2010, on the Gallup Daily tracking survey, with a random sample of 1,009 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, selected using random-digit-dial sampling.”

    That was the opinions of 1,000 people of the 300 million in the USA. Anyone who has access to the Internet. reads newspapers or news magazines, or even carefully watches TV news would know that President Obama in a Christian. He is just trying to avoid bigotry toward Muslims and probably has more sensitivity to it because he once live in Indonesia.

  • Michael Float

    A “Christian” would not legalize partial birth abortion his first day in office as President of the United States of America. The word “Christian” means different things to many. To the true followers of Jesus Christ it means: Christ One or one with Christ. Sorry to say this president is not.

  • Pat Smith

    There is a video of him giving a speech where he declares that he understand Muslims because he is one himself. By blood his father was a Muslim which automaticallt passes down to him. He attended a Muslim school in a Muslim Country with a stepfather that was Muslim. Do you think for a minute either father would allow him to convert to Christianity. If a Muslim leaves their faith they will be killed. The Muslim faith teaches them to lie to further Islam. What is the matter with you people. even in his own book he stated when push came to shove he would side with the Muslims. He said the call to prayer was the prettiest sound on earth. When he replaces the National Cathedral with a Mosque will you understand. Do you realize that at every location where a plane went down on 9-11 they are building Islamic memorials. Look up the Flight 93 memorial, they’ve built a mosque in the Pentagon. You are in denial because you don’t want to realize we’ve been duped.