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Muslims are now more disliked than atheists and homosexuals
| Thursday, 09.15.2016, 12:17 PM

 

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WASHINGTON - Believing in ‘Allah’ is worse than believing in no god at all, according to a recent study that surveyed U.S. residents. 

The study from sociologists at the University of Minnesota who compared Americans’ perceptions of minority faith and racial groups found that Muslims are now more unpopular than both atheists and homosexuals. 

But the study marks a grimmer milestone — Americans’ disapproval of Muslims has jumped to 45.5 percent from just over 26 percent 10 years ago, the last time the question was asked, just a few years after the September 11 attacks.

Almost half of those surveyed — 48.9 percent — said they would disapprove of their child marrying a Muslim, up from 33.5 percent in 2006.

Atheists are disapproved by 41.9 percent of those surveyed, up less than two percent from ten years ago. Homosexuals meanwhile are disliked by 29.4 percent of those surveyed. 

What’s stunning about the research is nearly every group saw drastic increases in dislikes, including Conservative Christians, Hispanics, Jews and African American. 

Residents also share significant animosity towards Immigrants. 10 years ago when the survey asked about the particular group, only 12.5 percent said they were disliked.

Today, that number has more than doubled to 25.6 percent.

The findings depict a tense political climate in the U.S. 

Hussein Rashid, an adjunct professor at Barnard College who frequently writes and consults about Islam in the U.S., said the jump in anti-Islamic sentiment the study pinpoints is reflected in the current political rhetoric.

“The data from this survey shows that there is an increasing pull away from the promise of America,” he said in an email. “In 10 years, people have a more negative perception of Muslims, Jews, gays, Latinos, and Blacks. As a new America is taking shape, with all its diversity, there is a reactionary response that wants a mythic America of everyone being exactly the same.”

The study was written from data collected in 2014 from 2,500 participants. It was published in the current issue of Social Forces journal. The previous study was published in 2006 by three of the same authors.

 

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Since when do we care about what "Americans" think about us. 

oh and it's a good note to say that last line a bit clearer " The study was written from data collected in 2014 from 2,500 participants " so it's basically saying that out of millions there, only 2500 were questioned.... this is invalid as the opnion of the majority wasen't used.

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6 minutes ago, Last Hope said:

Since when do we care about what "Americans" think about us. 

oh and it's a good note to say that last line a bit clearer " The study was written from data collected in 2014 from 2,500 participants " so it's basically saying that out of millions there, only 2500 were questioned.... this is invalid as the opnion of the majority wasen't used.

I just found it somewhat interesting and thought we should be aware of how people perceive us.

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1 hour ago, Enlightened Follower said:
Muslims are now more disliked than atheists and homosexuals
| Thursday, 09.15.2016, 12:17 PM

 

u1_muslimssurvey.jpg

WASHINGTON - Believing in ‘Allah’ is worse than believing in no god at all, according to a recent study that surveyed U.S. residents. 

The study from sociologists at the University of Minnesota who compared Americans’ perceptions of minority faith and racial groups found that Muslims are now more unpopular than both atheists and homosexuals. 

But the study marks a grimmer milestone — Americans’ disapproval of Muslims has jumped to 45.5 percent from just over 26 percent 10 years ago, the last time the question was asked, just a few years after the September 11 attacks.

Almost half of those surveyed — 48.9 percent — said they would disapprove of their child marrying a Muslim, up from 33.5 percent in 2006.

Atheists are disapproved by 41.9 percent of those surveyed, up less than two percent from ten years ago. Homosexuals meanwhile are disliked by 29.4 percent of those surveyed. 

What’s stunning about the research is nearly every group saw drastic increases in dislikes, including Conservative Christians, Hispanics, Jews and African American. 

Residents also share significant animosity towards Immigrants. 10 years ago when the survey asked about the particular group, only 12.5 percent said they were disliked.

Today, that number has more than doubled to 25.6 percent.

The findings depict a tense political climate in the U.S. 

Hussein Rashid, an adjunct professor at Barnard College who frequently writes and consults about Islam in the U.S., said the jump in anti-Islamic sentiment the study pinpoints is reflected in the current political rhetoric.

“The data from this survey shows that there is an increasing pull away from the promise of America,” he said in an email. “In 10 years, people have a more negative perception of Muslims, Jews, gays, Latinos, and Blacks. As a new America is taking shape, with all its diversity, there is a reactionary response that wants a mythic America of everyone being exactly the same.”

The study was written from data collected in 2014 from 2,500 participants. It was published in the current issue of Social Forces journal. The previous study was published in 2006 by three of the same authors.

 

Source: http://www.arabamericannews.com/news/news/id_12899/Muslims-are-now-more-disliked-than-atheists-and-homosexuals.html

Sucks. We should be unified among ourselves nonetheless, instead of relying on non-Muslims for affirmation/community. 

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This article makes little sense...what "Americans "were surveyed?

It says " people" have a more negative perception of Muslims, Jews,gays  Latinos, , and Blacks.

What " people "?

Also...from June 2016: ( Guess it depends on who is doing the research,but this refers to acted-upon hate)

Based on FBI figures, the pattern that emerged in the SPLC research is this: LGBT people are 2.4 times more likely to suffer a violent hate crime than Jews and 2.6 times more likely to be attacked than blacks. Gays are 4.4 times more likely than Muslims to experience a hate crime, 13.8 times more likely than Latinos, and 41.5 times more likely than whites.

I also found this interesting because LGBTQ people can be any race or religion. Did they mean straight CIs-gendered  members of those groups?

 

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Hello,

2 hours ago, Last Hope said:

Since when do we care about what "Americans" think about us. 

oh and it's a good note to say that last line a bit clearer " The study was written from data collected in 2014 from 2,500 participants " so it's basically saying that out of millions there, only 2500 were questioned.... this is invalid as the opnion of the majority wasen't used.

You need to familiarize yourself with the study of statistics. 

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9 minutes ago, LeftCoastMom said:

I also found this interesting because LGBTQ people can be any race or religion. Did they mean straight CIs-gendered  members of those groups?

Could be that hate crime data includes the crime motivation?

I don't believe anything the media tells me anymore so maybe both studies are completely fabricated - but it is getting worse for all minority groups in america these days. Hate rhetoric has become socially acceptable. Action will inevitably come next.

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5 hours ago, Enlightened Follower said:

Atheists are disapproved by 41.9 percent of those surveyed, up less than two percent from ten years ago. Homosexuals meanwhile are disliked by 29.4 percent of those surveyed. 

What’s stunning about the research is nearly every group saw drastic increases in dislikes, including Conservative Christians, Hispanics, Jews and African American. 

So who isn't disliked? Those who claim to be Christian but party, drink alcohol, and dress very provocatively?

Americans are the same people who eat fast foods 24/7 knowing it causes diabetes and a bunch of other diseases and don't stop once they reach 300lbs on the scale. And then complain health care is expensive. 

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I think most people who say they hate Muslims have never met one in their lives. The majority of my friends in the US are non muslims. I've even made friends with non muslims who might be considered "rednecks". Maybe its because i don't wear the hijab and that makes it easier for them to accept me but people once they are able to humanize a bogyman like a muslim, or jew, or gay or atheist, than that boggyman and hatred goes away.

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It's mainly bc of Sunni-Salafi-Wahabi Muslims... the only time the media in the west was trying to play a negative image of Islam bc of Shias was during first years of Islamic revolution in Iran.... and sometimes you can't blame them, the Americans or the Europeans..... It is all set for ppl to feel and behave this way. It is the Saudis and their little school of hate to create the conditions for their partners (rednecks/neocons) in the West,  and the western media do the rest, within the backup and help of Israel. Any group of ppl who see the daily attacks on civilians by Muslim extremists in the media including their own neighborhoods, will start to think negative and oppose all Muslims and their beliefs in general... Of course when the groups of terrorists aka ISIS, Nusra, and other extremists take over cities (within the help of their own secret services and allies such as Saudi, Qatar and Turkey) and commit crimes and viewed on the Tv screens daily. No ordinary person could see the true faces and backgrounds of all these groups and movements... All they know is 'Muslims". And that unfortunately includes Shia Muslims as well mainly bc of lack of information and bc most Americans general knowledge about the world is limited.

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On 9/22/2016 at 9:03 PM, YeDokhtar said:

Sucks. We should be unified among ourselves nonetheless, instead of relying on non-Muslims for affirmation/community. 

Agreed it's just that the barrier of technology and the impact of the internet is dividing Muslim communities and making it harder and harder to connect and have a sense of unity.

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First Question need to be asked by Muslims , What makes them Hate each other in the name of sect ?

When others are hating Muslims ,  we are very much worried, which i think not required. Instead its really need to worried why we are hating each other.
 

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On 9/22/2016 at 5:39 PM, Last Hope said:

Since when do we care about what "Americans" think about us. 

oh and it's a good note to say that last line a bit clearer " The study was written from data collected in 2014 from 2,500 participants " so it's basically saying that out of millions there, only 2500 were questioned.... this is invalid as the opnion of the majority wasen't used.

 

Bro this is how every statistical survey is conducted. Statisticians use different methods to try to ensure that the sample population is reflective of the population they are polling. It is not unheard of for 2500 people to be polled to gauge the opinion of millions. A sample population of 2500 is fine as long as they used correct methods to gather the population. (For example, if everyone they polled was from one town of 2500 people, then there is reason to believe this sample is not reflective of the population at large.)

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Just now, baradar_jackson said:

 

Bro this is how every statistical survey is conducted. Statisticians use different methods to try to ensure that the sample population is reflective of the population they are polling. It is not unheard of for 2500 people to be polled to gauge the opinion of millions. A sample population of 2500 is fine as long as they used correct methods to gather the population. (For example, if everyone they polled was from one town of 2500 people, then there is reason to believe this sample is not reflective of the population at large.)

I think that's stupid. The mere scattered minority choosing what what the choice of millions will be, that's just absurd.

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14 minutes ago, Last Hope said:

I think that's stupid. The mere scattered minority choosing what what the choice of millions will be, that's just absurd.

 

It's mathematics, bro. 

 

There is a standard deviation which you have to look at; how much the results could realistically differ from the actual numbers. But once you pass a certain number of those polled it really makes no difference.

 

But it is impossible to poll an entire country on every little thing. Only about half the people even participate in presidential elections. Let alone every opinion poll, of which there are thousands.

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1 hour ago, baradar_jackson said:

 

It's mathematics, bro. 

 

There is a standard deviation which you have to look at; how much the results could realistically differ from the actual numbers. But once you pass a certain number of those polled it really makes no difference.

 

But it is impossible to poll an entire country on every little thing. Only about half the people even participate in presidential elections. Let alone every opinion poll, of which there are thousands.

Yes, that's just my point, at any given time, those minority could easily change sides, plus alot of this is already controlled by media, and lastly, why should we care what they think of us? I see there acceptance of us irrelevant and not needed.

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1 hour ago, Last Hope said:

Yes, that's just my point, at any given time, those minority could easily change sides, plus alot of this is already controlled by media, and lastly, why should we care what they think of us? I see there acceptance of us irrelevant and not needed.

Safety. Hate speech leads to hateful acts. It absolutely doesn't matter if you don't live here, but it's rather frightening if you do. (if it is true.)

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On 9/24/2016 at 2:53 PM, Enlightened Follower said:

Agreed it's just that the barrier of technology and the impact of the internet is dividing Muslim communities and making it harder and harder to connect and have a sense of unity.

Hmm, I would actually argue that connects Muslims quite a bit, especially minorities like Shias.

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