Anti-Islam Trumps Islam in the West: Polls
by Daniel Pipes
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As non-Muslims come to understand the Islamist challenge, anti-Islamic sentiments in the West are increasing, probably at a faster rate than Islamic practices. As anti-Islam trumps Islam, (I have concluded) opinions "will grow yet more hostile to Islamism over time. In this way, Islamist aggression assures that anti-Islamism in the West is winning its race with Islamism."
Correct prediction? To keep track, this weblog entry documents the course of Western public opinion on a bundle of topics connected to Islam, including democracy, immigration, jihad, Shari'a, and women. To start with, two polls:
Germany, as reported by the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach in November 2012:
In contrast, only 7 percent of Germans associate Islam with openness, tolerance, or respect for human rights.
France, mostly from early 2013:
Australia, from the Roy Morgan Research Ltd in October 2013 and reported today:
Comment: Negativity toward Islam is much less pronounced in Australia than in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Will it stay low or increase over time? I expect the latter. (November 24, 2013)
Canada, from the Leger Marketing polls asking whether Western and Islamic societies are "irreconcilable" finds the following believe they are:
(March 26, 2015)
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