Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Feelings Toward Muslims Are Warming
Pew reports some unexpected good news: the feeling of Americans in general toward all religious groups have improved since 2014.
Even Muslims, the least-liked religious group, rose on the "feeling thermometer" from an unfriendly 40 (out of 100) to 48.
The only group whose rating did not change were evangelical Christians, who stayed at 61.
The rating of Muslims rose among both Democrats and Republicans. The two parties differ, though, in how highly they rate Muslims: Democrats today rating them 52, while Republicans rate Muslims 39 on the feeling thermometer.