Eleven percent Americans still think Obama is a MuslimApril 3rd, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) One in 10 Americans still believe US President Barack Obama is a Muslim, a poll conducted by the Pew Research Centre found.
The number is only slightly lower than the results of a poll conducted by Pew last October.
Nineteen percent of white evangelical Protestants and 17 percent Republicans are among the most likely to view Obama as a Muslim, according to the poll. While just seven percent of the Democrats say Obama is a Muslim, Pew said on its website Friday.
In spite of Obama being on record about his Christian faith and his well known association with a Chicago United Church, opponents raised questions about Obama’s religion during the contentious 2008 US Presidential campaign, the Nationalpost.com said.
Conservapedia, which bills itself as the conservative alternative to Wikipedia, has a subsection called ‘Obama is likely the first Muslim President’ in its entry on Obama. The section lists what it sees as evidence of Obama’s Muslim faith.
The debate over Obama’s religion also took to the Internet where Obama’s campaign started its own website to address the religion issue and other ’smears’.
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