Let's make this one real brief. After three years of
serving as President, it seems the percentage of Americans who think
President Obama is a Muslim continues to grow despite his protestations
I blogged on this recently and you can read my thoughts on
this matter at the link below. However, I am much more interested in
what you think; so, we are running our own Crosswinds' poll to see
where our readers stand on this issue.
Just click the link below and you will find the
poll in the upper right column of the page.
There is only one question: "What do you believe to
be President Obama's religion?" Just
click one of the four choices: "Christian, Muslim, Other, Don't
know" and you will be done.
As the statistical data found in Culture Tracks
indicates, a growing number of Americans believe the President is
Muslim. Interestingly, as the data reflects, this cuts across
In the article section, you can read the first part of "A
Muslim President - Really?" The link to the entire
article includes video of some interesting comments by Franklin Graham
related to the President's faith. If you haven't seen them,
they created quite a controversy.
This political season is definitely turning out to be
quite interesting; particularly as regards the faith beliefs of
candidates; which seem to have become a growing part of
the discussion. My guess is it is not going to slow down.
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A Muslim President
By Bob Waldrep
I found it interesting that, in conjunction with
the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Public Policy Polling thought
it would be a good idea to poll the people of my fair state and those
in Mississippi to see where those voting in the Republican primary
stood on the President's religion. They found 45% of those polled in
Alabama believe him to be a Muslim and 14% consider him a Christian.
His numbers were even worse in Mississippi where 52% of those polled
believed him to be a Muslim and only 12% a Christian.
Some question the accuracy of these polls which considered responses
from only 600 voters. However, maybe the numbers are accurate.
Consider the results of similar polling done by Pew Research among
conservative Republicans on a national level. In 2009 they found that
18% of conservative Republicans believed the President to be a
Muslim. When taking the poll in 2010 the number was on the rise having
increased to 34% of conservative Republicans believing him a Muslim.
Maybe the Alabama and Mississippi numbers just reflect a growing
trend to believe or paint the President as a Muslim. Regarding the
2010 polling, Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham said he
believed...Read More and take the poll.
"Cultural Trends Related to Religion in
2011 American Values Survey (Oct. 2011) Public
Religion Research Institute
(Read complete report, 2011 American Values Survey)
Americans voters said they would be, at least, somewhat
uncomfortable with a Muslim serving as President
of Democratic voters
Pew Polling Regarding President Obama's Religion
Americans Who Believe he is Christian is Decreasing
2009 55% of
Democrats believe he is Christian; 2010 drops to 46%
2009 47% of
Republicans believe he is Christian; 2010 drops to 27%
2009 45% of
Independents believe he is Christian; 2010 drops to 34%
Americans Who Believe he is Muslim is Increasing
2009 7% of
Democrats believe he is Muslim; 2010 increases to 10%
2009 17% of
Republicans believe he is Muslim; 2010 increases to 31%
2009 10% of
Independents believe he is Muslim; 2010 increases to 18%
Approval Rating Based on View of His Religion
those who believe he is a Christian approve of his job performance
26% of those
who believe he is a Muslim approve of his job performance
29% of those
who believe he is a Christian disapprove of his job performance
67% of those
who believe he is a Muslim disapprove of his job performance
complete report, Religion Politics and the President
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